About the Book 2017-05-23T19:16:06+00:00

A recent survey of over 50 senior executives, most with decades of leadership experience in US-based corporations, revealed the following shocking opinions:

  • Less than one-third of corporate initiatives had a significant impact lasting more than 18 months.
  • Most employees had no understanding of the business purpose of these corporate initiatives.
  • Only a small minority of employees knew what was expected of them to carry out the initiatives.
  • Very few employees were committed to the corporate initiatives.

More shocking is that very few of the executives who reviewed these findings were surprised by them. It appears to be the norm that corporate initiatives, often begun with huge investments and lots of fanfare, simply don’t work.

“Leading Through Ideas” provides a practical framework for analyzing and assessing the risks to the successful implementation of corporate initiatives and other ideas in the corporate context. More important, the book provides practical, common-sense approaches to mitigate these risks.

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“Leading Through Ideas” provides a practical framework for analyzing and assessing the risks to the successful implementation of corporate initiatives and other ideas in the corporate context. More important, the book provides practical, common-sense approaches to mitigate these risks.

More About John

John Eggert has been researching these issues for over 25 years, initially with in-depth interviews of senior executives and then by testing his findings against his clients’ actual business problems. Finally, in preparation for publication of the book, he convened an expert review panel of 63 executives to challenge and test the results of his long-term investigation through a series of surveys, a symposium and other interactions.

Leading Through Ideas

What You Get In The Book

The book is packed full of practical tools, supported by examples, including:

  • A four-step process for planning and implementing ideas.
  • Four Success Factor analyses to hard-wire your ideas for impact.
  • Four Risk Factor analyses to identify and mitigate the risks your ideas will encounter.
  • An assessment of the idea of The-Organization-You-Lead, and a strategy for refining that idea.
  • An assessment of the idea of You-As-Leader, and a strategy for refining that idea.

Read Excerpts from Leading Through Ideas

Read an excerpt from Chapter 6, “The Idea of You-As-Leader”
Read an excerpt from Chapter 5, “The Idea of The-Organization-You-Lead”
Read excerts from the Forward and Introduction Chapter of Leading Through Ideas

What Leaders in the Business World are saying about “Leading By Ideas.”

Any senior executive trying to drive change will find “Leading Through Ideas” useful. It provides a clear, simple framework for thinking about ideas, understanding how change gets stuck in an organization, and focusing on what’s needed to drive the change you want. The real life examples really bring the concepts to life.
Linda M. Berger, CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER, DIRECT ENERGY
I genuinely wish that I had had the benefit of this book earlier in my career. Young managers aspiring to be senior leaders need this book as soon as possible.
John Robb, PRESIDENT, TENSETIC SYSTEMS INC. PREVIOUSLY: VICE PRESIDENT, FKP ARCHITECTS, INC.
Tailor-made for Executives entering new roles. A good complement to “The First 90 Days” by Michael Watkins, especially where Eggert walks the reader through case studies as executives brand themselves, establish credibility, and push forward key changes. Data driven and full of practical examples.
Timur Kuru , SENIOR EXECUTIVE IN OILFIELD SERVICES INDUSTRY
Honestly – as I began to read “Leading Through Ideas” I couldn’t put it down. I kept thinking there were at least three people I would like to get a copy right now because of ongoing or failed rolling out of initiatives.
John Wilson, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS, WILSON-MOHR
Every CEO should use the chapter on You-as-Leader to think through how they want to be viewed by their organization. It really causes you to pause and understand how important the organizational view of you as a leader is.
Patricia Recktenwald-Vasys, FOUNDER/CEO, TECH BUDDYS LLC. PREVIOUSLY: COO-VICE PRESIDENT, SEARS ESSENTIALS, SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
All successful organizations have leaders who express ideas simply and honestly while ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and values. Eggert’s book is an outstanding roadmap for executives determined to turn their ideas into success.
Greg Panagos, INVESTOR RELATIONS EXECUTIVE. PREVIOUSLY: SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTOR RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS, BARRICK GOLD CORP
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