January 14, 2010

The Leader's Legacy

Instead of focusing on how a leader can be most effective in his or her role, McKenna asserts that a leader is most effective when looked at in hindsight. He states that a leader's most important role is to build on the past and develop momentum so that great things continue to happen once they are gone. He lays out principles that help both new and experienced leaders develop successors and know when it is time for them to step aside. This book is full of anecdotes of what successful succession planning can look like as well as cautionary tales of what not to do.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

The Leader's Legacy: Build on the Past, Give Momentum to the Present, Assure Greater Things for the Future
David L. McKenna
BV 4597.53 .L43 M35 2006