The Little Book of Leadership Development

50 Ways to Bring Out the Leader in Every Employee

The Little Book of Leadership Development

Authors: Scott J. Allen, Mitchell Kusy
Pub Date: May 2011
Print Edition: $19.95
Print ISBN: 9780814437834
Page Count: 144
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814417577

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Advance Praise for The Little Book of Leadership Development:

“Never has the need been greater for a handbook on the development of leaders of the future, leaders at every level across the organization. Today, Scott Allen and Mitchell Kusy have responded with The Little Book of Leadership Development. Leaders across the sectors will find the ‘50 Ways’ the indispensable companion on their leadership journey.”— Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO, Leader to Leader Institute,

“This book is an easy to read, practical guide for the experienced leader and the newly appointed. The 50 tips contain gems of wisdom that can improve any team. It is the new Leadership handbook. Well done!” — Thomas D. Cassady, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, President and CEO, USI Midwest Inc.

“Allen and Kusy offer a little book with some very big ideas about reflective leadership. The advice is crisp and easy to follow. Their collective real-world experience sings out beautifully in this wonderfully practical advice on changing yourself and those you lead.” — Anthony J. Scriffignano, Ph.D., Vice President, Global Data Strategy at Dun & Bradstreet

“There is nothing ‘little’ about this book! I plan on giving it to new leaders and using the LD50 checklist at their next evaluation. My favorites were 18, 21, 38, and 49 . . . great work!” — Agency Field Executive, State Farm

“This pithy book of leadership behaviors will be a valuable resource for those leaders who are seeking to change their behaviors and become more effective. Less on theory and more on practice, Allen and Kusy have captured the essence of effective leadership behaviors.” — Thomas J. Marr, MD, Medical Director, Clinical Relations, HealthPartners

“The leader’s most important job is to develop future leaders. We need resources that are easy to use and understand, but when it comes to leadership, this is not an easy task. Allen and Kusy have accomplished this with The Little Book of Leadership Development. If you are responsible for developing leaders, this book should be dog-eared and always close at hand on your bookshelf.” — Peter Mello, Editor of the WeeklyLeader Blog (

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