|About the Book|
What is it that makes a leader?
That’s a question that has perplexed the world of business, government and nonprofits for decades. There are tons of books written about it. There are seemingly an endless number of consultants trying to answer it. And there are throngs of aspiring leaders hopeful to figure it out in order to attain it.
After interviewing 55 leaders for my book, “From the Sandbox to the Corner Office: Lessons Learned on the Journey to the Top”, and spending the bulk of my career life writing about building careers, and interviewing hundreds of executives, I think I have the answer.
It’s an answer that seems simple on the surface. But it’s anything but simple. Okay, Okay. I’ll tell you already.
It’s all about lessons. That’s it. Lessons.
The CEOs and leaders in my book took their life experiences and learned lessons from them. They didn’t wallow in self-pity. (Well, not for long.) They didn’t let doubt, adversity, or bad bosses derail their aspirations and their dreams. And surprisingly, these leaders, for the most part, did not grow up with silver spoons in their mouths, coddled by their parents. Many were spanked and the majority held jobs as young kids.
My book provides a peak at the lessons a host of bigwigs picked up along the way and the events that lead to those lessons. They made it to the top of Corporate America and beyond, they say, because they learned from their mistakes, their parents, their career roadblocks.
Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch, praise the Sandbox Book
"If teens don't work, they'll pay in the long run"
"Advice from high places"
"Do women sabotage themselves when it comes to climbing the ladder?"
"Why they're called 'formative years'"
New York Posts talks about "Sandbox"
Book Segment on Today Show
Eve's Column " Your Career" Debuts on MSNBC.com
“From the Sandbox to the Corner Office” is featured in USAToday October 9th