In the late 60’s Hershey and Blanchard developed Situational Leadership, a contingency based leadership model that encourages leaders to diagnose a follower’s development level in order to provide the right amount of support and direction.  After 40 years, the split up of Hershey and Blanchard, and the evolution of Situational Leadership II, Leadership and the One Minute Manager provides a great manual for managing and ultimately developing competent and committed employees.   At a little over 100 pages and told as a story, the book may seem light and fluffy at first glance, but, includes some of the most important skills any leader should master.  Leadership and the One Minute Manager should be handed to every new manager.

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Tom Epperson

Tom Epperson

Dr. Tom Epperson is the President of InnerWill, and an instructor in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Executive MBA program. Tom is a certified business coach and has a Doctorate in Leadership from The George Washington University. Tom works with clients on cultural transformation, leadership development, executive coaching, and igniting individual and organizational potential. Previously, Tom served as the HR Director for Luck Companies, and played a significant role as one of the architects of Luck Companies’ cultural transformation.

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