|About the Book|
The Leadership Pill: The Missing Ingredient in Motivating People Today (2003), Ken Blanchard, Mike MuchnickThe Leadership Pill is a quick read in the form of a metaphor. In it, Blanchard and Muchnick contrast two styles of leadership by giving one group a special leadership pill. The story is slightly redundant in making the distinction between the two leadership styles found in the two groups and is a little corny with the pill. Basically, it boils down to what I call the old versus new mentality where leaders of today prescibe to old methods of heirarchical bossing compared to eye-to-eye teamwork. Perhaps youve worked in an old environment where people hold fast to positions and bark orders with no insight to honest objectives and tangible goals. This is where success is defined behind a facade of b.s. about bonuses and job security while the whipmaster rings the cash register. The new style doesnt take the leadership pill and is based on teamwork where players are honestly valued and appreciated. Now you dont have to read the book!