The Leader You Don’t Want To Be – Transform Your Leadership Style from ‘Command and Control’ to ‘Transformative Visionary’

Mary T. O'Sullivan, MSOL

Author: Mary T. O’Sullivan
Publication date: December 2020
Available at: Amazon [Link to Amazon page]
ISBN: # 978-1-7362786-0-4 (E-book), 978-1-7362786-1-1 (Paperback)
Retail price: $9.99 (E-Book), $24.99 (Paperback)
Page count: 260
Genre: Leadership
Synopsis: This book is a daring callout to today’s business leadership. Mary O’Sullivan is throwing down the gauntlet by saying it’s beyond time for today’s leaders to throw out the “Chieftain commands all” mentality and embrace 21st century thinking. When this happens, leadership can create great companies with great cultures that hire and guide great employees — who then create great results.
Formats available: Paperback, eBook

“I think the analogy between seat belts and face masks is powerful. It clearly shows the failure of leadership during the pandemic”. Steven Smith, Author & Teacher

“I dropped what I was doing and flew through this [book]; I was very excited to see what you had written! You should be so proud of yourself for making this happen.”

Kate Rollins, Director, Florida Operations (Consultant) at Pugh Associates, LLC

“I’m loving your book – it’s a good read…. you did really great with the leadership analysis- the over achievers- the pandemic and female leaders…… it’s very intriguing and eye-opening (realistic)…. nice job…. It’s a really good read and transitions so effortlessly.” Tracey McMillian-Booker, Manager of Human Resources at Norsk Hydro

“I had nightmares about my old bosses after I read this book”.

Mary Francey, RDH, Retired

“Your take on the pandemic, compared with wearing seat belts and smoking is spot on. You can see the difference in public perception when the message is clear and the leaders are on board. You rarely see people smoke in movies and television shows now. Furthermore, it looks awkward seeing older movies and TV shows of the past that featured those behaviors. The mask/no mask controversy shows exactly what happens when the message is muddled at the top Executive levels. It can also lead to them being separated from their perch, which it did in this case.” Mark Berger, Public and Media Relations Professional

“The book dispels the perception that anyone who believes leadership is… inherent…[with] their title, … is incorrect. Leadership has to do with embracing change, integrity, leading by example, and forming relationships. This book depicts the poor qualities of a leader and how to understand those attributes as they…relate to the workplace”.

Dorothy Mattiello, Vice President of Human Resources

About the Author:

Mary T. O’Sullivan is a highly experienced Executive and Professional Coach specializing in supporting managers, executives, and leadership professionals. In each of her many roles over the last 40 years, including those at General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon, she acted as a change agent, moving teams and individuals from status quo to new ways of thinking by offering solutions that focused on changing behaviors,  fostering growth, and improving the bottom line.

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