The Leap to Leader: How Ambitious Managers Make the Jump to Leadership

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Harvard Business Review Press
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6.2 X 9.4 X 1.2 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Adam Bryant is senior managing director and partner at the ExCo Group, where he works with hundreds of ambitious leaders rising through the ranks. As the creator and former author of the iconic Corner Office column in the New York Times, Bryant has mastered the art of distilling real-world lessons from his hundreds of interviews and turning them into practical tools, presentations, and exercises to help companies strengthen their leadership benches. He also works with executive leadership teams to help drive their transformation strategies, based on a best-practices framework he developed for his widely praised book, The CEO Test: Master the Challenges That Make or Break All Leaders.

Connect with the Adam Bryant at @AdamBBryant on Twitter.


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Advance Praise for The Leap to Leader:

"Adam Bryant expertly identifies why leading is completely different from managing. Drawing on intimate conversations with transformational, inspiring leaders, Bryant deftly lays out what every manager should know-and do--to make the leap. An indispensable guide for rising managers and for leaders who aspire to do even more." -- Laszlo Bock, cofounder, Humu and Gretel; former Chief Human Resources Officer, Google; New York Times bestselling author, Work Rules!

"Adam Bryant delivers again! In The Leap to Leader, he offers a three-part guide, full of practical tips, insights, and stories for those wishing to graduate from management to leadership. He not only poses the key question--Are you drawn to the fire?--but also describes the mindset shift that all great leaders must master." -- Deborah Lee James, 23rd Secretary of the Air Force; author, Aim High

"Leadership is a privilege because it provides an opportunity to make a huge impact by influencing others. And it's a challenge because leaders must learn how to influence others by inspiring them rather than telling them. Bryant captures this theme brilliantly, and if you want to become an impactful leader, this book is for you." -- Niren Chaudhary, CEO, Panera Brands

"With his journalistic approach to demystifying leadership, Adam Bryant has created an intensely practical guide filled with compelling insights, memorable stories, and actionable tips from CEOs. It will help anybody who aspires to lead." -- Marla Beck, cofounder and former CEO, Bluemercury

"The Leap to Leader has all the signature elements of Adam Bryant's work: an eye for the candid anecdote, an ear for different voices in a world of business where most of us sound the same, and an instinct for what can actually help people become better leaders in every phase of their lives. It has little details and big ideas, and it is the distillation of a lifetime of talking and listening to all sorts of leaders about their deepest hopes and fears." -- Glenn Kelman, President and CEO, Redfin