This is a book for those who are serious about improving the human condition. It is about real leadership—the kind of leadership that helps organizations, communities, and nations face their toughest challenges and have their best shot at success.

Real leadership is lacking in the world today. Much of what passes for leadership, I suggest, is actually counterfeit leadership, even though it might have the appearance of being effective leadership because people are following the leader or buying into his or her agenda. This book defines real leadership and explains why it is desperately needed, and it provides a well-developed model for how to exercise real and responsible leadership for some of the most demanding challenges organizations, ...

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