The audience of this book is the new leader, assigned to his first position, who needs a better concept of the role into which he has been assigned.

The concept of the leader as an autocrat, wielding unilateral power, is outdated: dictatorship stifles the ability of people to think creatively, and it takes a different kind of leader to leverage the capabilities of his people. Moreover, unless you're a first-line manner over manual laborers, simply giving orders and demanding mindless obedience will not get the job done.

The skills and knowledge a leader needs are:

  1. Understanding the nature of the role
  2. The basic competencies of a leader
  3. The changing nature of decision-making
  4. Effective means of communication

EN: Many of these articles seem to be inspirational rather than instructional.