I found this book unexpectedly and thoroughly engrossing.
Told as a "leadership fable" the book follows a fictional woman who becomes CEO of a fictional company emeshed in a too-common crisis: her top level of management is unable to work together for the common good of the company. As the scenarios unfurl, the book easily illustrates why corporations often derail despite having good people and the best of intentions. No one is evil, no one is lazy, no one wants to fail; but one-by-one these managers come to see that they have a very dysfunctional team. But....can they turn themselves around?
The story felt real and truthful. I could identify "this type" and "that type" from my own experiences....and can even, regretfully, spot my own shortcomings, too.
This is a very readable book and I recommend it highly if you happen to work on this planet with other people and wonder why we can't all get along?? ****1/2 Four and a half stars!
A quick read which imparts management skills through a parable of a fictional CEO stepping into a dysfunctional team at a software startup firm. Some useful information, made more memorable through the "example" which is the story.