Conflicting loyalties. Terminations. A changing culture. New competitive threats. These phrases describe the challenges facing many of today's most successful businesses. They also describe the challenges facing another profitable organization - television's Soprano family.
As the boss of the family, Tony Soprano knows the difficulties of being an effective leader in an environment of change, complexity, and crisis. He has experienced the struggle to find and keep talent. And as for loyalty - fuhgetaboutit! When it comes to business, you need more than loyalty if you're gonna avoid swimming with the fishes.
Author Debbie Himsel has been exposed to virtually every leadership theory and development methodology. In Leadership Sopranos Style, she makes a clear case that Tony Soprano's management style brilliantly illuminates a new set of leadership principles, and that \underbosses\ around the world can learn a great deal from Tony, flaws and all. Himsel uses Tony as a catalyst for understanding the leadership tools and techniques that are necessary to \whack\ the competition and win in business.