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So, You Think You Can Lead? A Guide to Developing Your Leadership Authority and Potential by Dr. Anne Dranitsaris and Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard is a well-written and well-researched personal development book that is the result of over three decades of working in the field of leadership development. While many leaders can be lauded for having exceptional skills, talents, and abilities, they fall short on knowing how to lead people. It is even more frustrating when you recognize the limitations of one-off training sessions and the coaching of leaders which are allegedly designed to hone their leadership skills. This is because they are done without a strong organizational context. The book is divided into three parts: The introductory part gives a background on the different types of leadership; the second part tackles the Six Pillars of leading with authority; and the third talks about effectively charting a course for your development as a leader.
Why do you need to read this book? Because interest in leadership development has always been in demand; there is a need for practitioners to understand that leadership is not merely contextual but has scientific foundations. It is in this regard that Dr. Anne Dranitsaris and Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard provide a great service, as they examine the field of leadership development where the overall purpose is to bridge the theory and practice of the discipline. They provide an insight into why we are still using Adaptive Autocratic and Permissive Leadership behaviors and how to develop your leadership potential. With its employee-centered approach to leading, this book helps anyone learn invaluable leadership effectiveness and improvement of employee performance. To answer the book’s interrogative title, the answer is yes, as leadership skills can be developed. This book helps you with the necessary competencies and how to maintain authority through each stage of your Performance Development.