November 19, 2007

Book Review - Leadership Gap

The Leadership Gap: Building Leadership Capacity for Competitive Advantage
David S. Weiss and Vince Molinaro
HD 57.7 .W4527 2005

Weiss and Molinaro assert that there is a leadership gap in many companies between those at the executive or CEO level and other levels of the company. This book addresses how that gap can be filled or bridged by addressing for areas: talent, capability, development, and values. First, the authors' evaluate the responses to that assertion by leaders, looking at companies as a whole, business strategy, culture, and values, and addressing leadership at several levels within organizations. Second, they assess organizations' responses to the same issues, focusing on strategies to include and develop leaders and many levels and investigating how leadership development can "pay off" for companies. This book is full of recommendations and techniques that leaders and managers at all levels of an organization may incorporate into the way that they work.