Michael Schutzler clarifies the essentials for leadership excellence. Lay a foundation of listening, storytelling, negotiating, and making assessments. Apply those skills to the functions of assembling talent, reaching consensus, making tough decisions, and harnessing ambition. Walking the talk, Schutzler inspires with clever and relevant anecdotes the reader easily commits to memory. Simple exercises then move the reader to transform ideas into action and, with practice, into targeted results.