Thursday, December 1, 2016
Writer’s Digest Book Awards Review
“There’s a Moose in the Guard Shack”
Developing and practicing good leadership is a skill many people seek, and this book by a materials management and manufacturing professional provides a colorful and fascinating collection of anecdotal accounts of situations involving leadership by the author as well as his employees. Each clearly explained situation is followed by the pertinent facts that affect any decision or solution as well as what lessons can be derived from the occasion. The value of story-telling as a means to educate people is extolled.
The author poses a set of seminal rules that can help readers in any situations they encounter. The responsibilities of management and the mentoring process are key areas delineated.
The first person writing is to the point, candid and credible. Subheads break up the text and highlight critical areas. Maps, photos and a cartoon illustration provide a graphic dimension. Quotes from various luminaries lead off chapters.
The appendix area includes an interesting rundown of military classes of supply, military time telling, and definitions of key managerial positions.
“Judge, 24th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.”
Writer’s Digest Self-Publishing Competition