Book Reviews

Here are some early reactions to my book, Take the Lead.

Take the Lead captures essential, practical wisdom, anchored by powerful stories with key insights for any reader who aims to lead.” RONALD HEIFETZ, founder of the Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Kirkus Reviews“Myers offers a cogent, articulate addition to modern leadership theory, citing her experiences with both President Clinton and Obama… An enjoyable and insightful read for anyone interested in increasing their personal and professional effectiveness.” Read the review
“Betsy Myers will help you recognize the leader within you and show you how to use that gift to bring out the best in others. Read this book over and over and absorb its simple truths.” KEN BLANCHARD, coauthor of the #1 national bestseller The One Minute Manager® and Lead with LUV
“A principled yet practical guide to twenty-first-century leadership. Myers’s candid, courageous stories offer convincing evidence of what it takes to be an authentic leader.” BILL GEORGE, author of True North and former CEO of Medtronics
“An ‘original’ take on leadership sounds absurd. But Betsy Myers has given us just that. This peerless book truly is for everyone. ‘Take the lead’ means you and it means me; and it means today, not tomorrow.” TOM PETERS, author of the #1 national bestseller In Search of Excellence
“After forty years of being a boss, I’ve found Take the Lead the most inspirational new tool, not only for leadership but for life.” KAY UNGER, cofounder of Phoebe Couture and Kay Unger New York
“A must-read for current and rising leaders. Betsy Myers approaches leadership in a personal, compelling, and actionable way.” ELLIOTT MASIE, chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM
“Betsy Myers, adviser to US presidents and longtime advocate for women, shares her considerable experience and wisdom with everyone who cares about high-level and everyday leadership. This charming, engrossing book will particularly excite and empower women, who will treat this book as their personal mentor and apply Myers’s principles to enrich their lives.” ROSABETH MOSS KANTER, Harvard Business School professor and bestselling author of Confidence and SuperCorp
“In working with some of the most powerful leaders in the world, Betsy has had the opportunity to see into their hearts and minds and understand what makes them inspiring and successful leaders. The result is a book filled with insight and wisdom. ” STEVE BELKIN, chairman, Trans National Group

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Myers hits a home run with this first work...

by Betsy Myers, Atria Books
Publisher’s Weekly Review

(June 27, 2011)

Myers, senior adviser to presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and former executive director of the Harvard Center for Public Leadership, hits a homerun with this first work that takes a fresh look at characteristics and traits that enable individuals to motivate, inspire, and influence individuals and groups. Myers explores what constitutes successful modern leadership, focusing on qualities of emotional intelligence, which she maintains are as essential to leadership effectiveness as more tactical management abilities... Written in an intelligent but conversational and approachable tone, this inspirational primer is a perfect read for anyone seeking to understand, develop, or unleash his or her genuine leadership potential.

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TAKE THE LEAD is now available from the following retailers

Atria Books

Simon & Schuster