Harrison Monarth’s Executive Presence is essential reading for anyone desiring to rise up out of obscurity in our corporate existence. From the moment we step into our offices, and all the day long until sleep mercifully shuts our cares away, we are immersed in combat. Either we will wreak our will—prevail—or we will fail. Mr. Monarth writes with clarity and zest. He is in full command of his materials. Not only does he never permit psychosociological claptrap to clutter his prose; he transcends it, keeping his thinking bright and clear. Among his several major theses—all useful—is his paramount contention about “social intelligence.” Our relations with subordinates, peers, and superiors in the corporate battleground ...