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The book begins with a crime being committed: Excellence (personified) has been kidnapped, and Leadership assembles Excellence’s team (Passion, Flexibility, Communication, Competency, and Ownership) and challenges them to work together to get their Excellence back.

And who is the culprit? It is Average who has kidnapped Excellence and replaced Excellence’s team with his own: N. Different, N. Ept, N. Flexible, Miss Communication, and Poser. But a mysterious ransom note sparks a struggle between Average and Excellence.

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Practicing Positive Leadership

This book makes the latest scholarship on creating extraordinarily successful organizations available in a concise, how-to format. 

Peer-to-Peer Leadership

The idea of hierarchy is breaking down everywhere, from politics to religion to social relationships—why should leadership be any different?