This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Suzanne Cowles for Readers' Favorite
Leadership in the Crucible of Work: Discovering the Interior Life of an Authentic Leader by Sandy Shugart PhD is a unique motivational book that offers real-world guidance and encouragement to withstand the pitfalls of managing a large organization. Seven detailed chapters analyze the power of the work environment to shape individuals, and not always for the better. Dr. Shugart reflects on the challenges of ethical career decisions, and how those choices affect character development, using essays, personal stories and 30 years of decorated experience as a college president and public speaker. Some common pitfalls are explored such as: ego superseding mission, power-laden politics, group think of buy-ins, institutional evil and dysfunctional imperial leadership - all leading to the erosion of character. There are thought-provoking questions about the inner struggles of leaders laced with occasional humor at each chapter’s end.
This powerful book focuses on the benefits of doing good for others with a mission of service and that how we treat others is a direct result of how we really feel inside about ourselves. If you have a stressful career where bureaucratic attitudes are undermining success and you are becoming someone you do not like, then maybe this book will jump start restoration towards true success. Embracing the possibility of failure, encouraging co-worker creativity and remembering what is important are the first steps toward positive results. Leadership in the Crucible of Work: Discovering the Interior Life of an Authentic Leader by Sandy Shugart has useful tools for inspirational leadership, fostering collaboration and engaged detachment.