Essential Principles for Developing Leaders
What are the fundamental qualities of an exemplary executive? Do you possess them?
It’s often easy for executives or aspiring executives to know what they need to do. But it’s much harder to actually do what you know you’re supposed to. Executive effectiveness—or success in any endeavor or profession that requires a developed set of skills—is built upon well-developed fundamentals and serious repetitions of those fundamentals to create unconscious competence. Leadership is no different.
If you want to be good at something, you’ve got to earn it. Executive Fundamentals is an important, elegant guide designed to organize executive fundamentals into a general roadmap so that leaders at all levels can guide their development and take command of what they know they need to do—at any point in their careers. Purposefully brief, the book intersperses succinct and powerful quotes and information from stellar business books as counterpoints to the knowledge and experience presented by Fischer and Shin.
The authors include worksheets developed from their years in business that will make it as easy for you to put their advice into action as practicing your favorite golf swing or tennis stroke.
Nick Fischer is a seasoned executive with broad industry experience spanning consumer packaged goods, banking, retail, and business services. Nick has focused a significant portion of his career on redefining the traditional role of corporate finance as a true strategic partner at the center of business performance optimization, a topic he regularly addresses through various publications and public speaking engagements.
Dan Shin is a data-driven executive with a background crossing multiple industries including retail, pharmaceuticals, and business services. Dan's executive management style and his ability to simplify analytics work flow to deploy actionable insights and recommendations has provided continued success in multiple contexts ranging from start-ups to middle-market and Fortune 500 companies.