About the Book
Entrepreneurial leaders are in need of a practical compass, and this book gives them just that. Combining principles of leadership and entrepreneurship, the guide covers basic concepts and pertinent issues for leaders at all levels and does so in a manner that is at once lively, relevant, and entertaining. Drawing on the best thinking from both business and academia, the book irrefutably demonstrates the connection between skilled leadership and organizational effectiveness and performance.
Readers are provided with two easy-to-follow models that are applicable to all types of organizations. The Opportunity Model (Part I) shows exactly how to identify business-generating opportunities, while the Enduring Leadership Model (Part II) outlines the author's unique leadership principles, what he calls "Personal" and "Professional" Leadership. Used together, these two models give today's entrepreneurial leaders the real-life tools they need to succeed. To illustrate what works—and what doesn't—the author takes readers inside the highly volatile beverage industry and shares his greatest successes and failures running Adirondack Beverages, a company that still thrives today based on principles instilled more than 20 years ago.