The Leadership Pill

  • by Ken Blanchard, Marc Muchnick
  • Narrated by Walter Bobbie
  • 1 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How can you become a more successful manager, a stronger team leader, and a motivator who gets the best results from a group? Ken Blanchard and Marc Muchnick's The Leadership Pill provides the answer. In the best selling tradition of Whale Done! and The One Minute Manager, their entertaining and inspiring new book is a parable about the competition between two leaders with totally different management styles - a story that reveals the ingredients of truly effective leadership. Consider this tantalizing possibility: What if there were a pill that could actually stimulate the natural powers of the mind and body to provide leadership? In the story, an amazing new pill heightens one leader's powers, but contains the wrong ingredients, stimulating him in an obsessive and shortsighted direction with disastrous results. In contrast, the Effective Leader, working without a pill, proclaims that "only through sustainability can our teams remain motivated and successful." An inspiring and supportive leader, he supplies the right ingredients, earning his team's respect and trust with a blend of integrity, partnership, and affirmation. The hard-won result is a highly motivated team producing consistent top performance and genuine success. Ultimately it is recognized that "leadership for a lifetime" is much easier to digest than a pill for leaders looking for a quick fix. Destined to be a transforming experience for countless readers, The Leadership Pill shows business managers at any level how to apply the right techniques for getting both results and the commitment of their people, even when the pressure to perform is high.

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What the Critics Say

"It's a solid, [though obvious], message that should resonate with fans of Blanchard's brand of advice." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A little silly, but a good message.

The story is a little silly, but I do think it has a good message. Few techniques are given ... as it's more of a leadership philosophy.
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- Shawn

worst of the worst

This was by far the worst audio tape I have ever listened to, no substance, nothing of value
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- Darren

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-26-2003
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio