Book News: February 12th, 2013

With this book, author Steven Snydere begins a new conversation about mastering the art of struggle and how leaders can meet life’s challenges and adversities and focus their energies on what matters most.

The image that effective leaders guide their organizations on perpetually smooth journeys quite simply defies reality. Exceptional leaders intuitively understand the paradox. They know it’s precisely struggle that unlocks the potential for the greatest growth. Instead of denying struggle, these leaders embrace struggle as an opportunity for learning, as an art to be mastered.

Leadership and the Art of Struggle paints a realistic portrait of how great leaders navigate intense challenges for personal growth and organizational success. Through 150 stories of leadership struggle drawn from nearly 100 interviews, as well as from his experiences as an early executive at Microsoft, a CEO of a public company, and an executive coach, Steven Snyder derives mastery strategies for welcoming struggle as an integral part of your leadership journey.

To help you implement each of these strategies, he offers a host of unique tools and specific, hands-on practices. You’ll learn how to cultivate the best mindset for confronting challenges, explore multiple tactics for dealing with struggle, and keep your energy high so you can continue to learn and grow.

The author offers proven strategies and tactics to help guide leaders through difficult or challenging situations

Published by Berrett Koehler ISBN 9781609946449. $13.97