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Jocelyn Davis is an author and consultant with 25 years' experience in the corporate learning industry. Before founding her company, Seven Learning, she was head of R&D for The Forum Corporation, a global leadership development firm. She is co-author of Strategic Speed: Mobilize People, Accelerate Execution (Harvard Business Press) and has published widely on leadership, strategy execution, and workplace learning. Her clients have included companies such as Microsoft, Disney, and Unilever. Known as an exceptional leader herself, she is the recipient of awards for excellence in management and product innovation. She holds an M.A. in Philosophy. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband and daughter. JocelynRDavis.wordpress.com @JocelynRDavis

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A uniquely insightful take on leadership development. -- Charles Miller, SVP Leadership Development, Citibank A rare book that meshes the deeply profound and personal wisdom of great writers and philosophers with immediately practical tools that anyone can apply. -- Court Chilton, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan Executive Education A must-read for anyone who is serious about continuing their own evolution as a leader. -- Ed Boswell, former leader of PwC's People & Change Practice A great reminder to think about leadership in terms of the scope of the leader's impact and not rungs on the corporate ladder. -- Carmelita Lubos, Director, Global Talent Management, Burberry A rare blend of old and new. Davis draws together leadership lessons with the best of modern business writers. -- Robert Mass, Partner, Head of International Compliance, Goldman Sachs Brings to life the writings of many of our most- loved authors and applies their thinking to present day business. This is a book you will return to, time and time again. -- Karen Blal, CIPD Regional Director Asia Whenever I hear Jocelyn Davis talk about leadership, I listen. Her latest, The Greats on Leadership, is indispensable to the novice and a great resource for the experienced. -- Bryan Burrough, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Barbarians at the Gate A delightful and mind stretching read that, when coupled with application tools and exercises, transforms the theoretical to the actionable. -- Richard Whiteley, author of The Customer Driven Company, Love the Work You're With, The Corporate Shaman For anyone who wants to be a great leader in one manageable book. -- Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 #1 Thinker on Leadership in the World A uniquely insightful take on leadership development. A rare book that meshes the deeply profound and personal wisdom of great writers and philosophers with immediately practical tools that anyone can apply. A must-read for anyone who is serious about continuing their own evolution as a leader. A great reminder to think about leadership in terms of the scope of the leader's impact and not rungs on the corporate ladder. A rare blend of old and new. Davis draws together leadership lessons with the best of modern business writers. Brings to life the writings of many of our most- loved authors and applies their thinking to present day business. This is a book you will return to, time and time again. Whenever I hear Jocelyn Davis talk about leadership, I listen. Her latest, The Greats on Leadership, is indispensable to the novice and a great resource for the experienced. A delightful and mind stretching read that, when coupled with application tools and exercises, transforms the theoretical to the actionable. Eminently practical. A great balance of introspection, inspiration, and impetus toward execution. * 800-CEO-READS Editor's Choice * For anyone who wants to be a great leader in one manageable book. Davis provides a book of substance that is a joy to read. In doing so, she demonstrates the relevance of the humanities even in a fast-changing 21st-century world. * SUCCESS magazine *

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