Publications - Books

Each of the five books Dan has written has delved deeply into a topic that needed to be understood more completely. Written for leaders on the front lines of change, they have been acclaimed for their groundbreaking ideas, practical analysis, and useful recommendations.

Named one of the Top 5 leadership and management books of 2015 by The Globe and Mail

Four stars—strongly recommended by the UK’s Chartered Management Institute

Transitions at the Top: What Organizations Must Do to Make Sure New Leaders Succeed, (with David Dotlich), Wiley, 2015
"The only book devoted to the responsibilities of the major players on the company side of the transition equation: the board, the CEO, the chief human resources officer, and the influential senior managers"
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Taking Advice: How Leaders Get Good Counsel and Use It Wisely, Harvard Press, 2006
"The first comprehensive treatment of what wise leaders try to do well and every leader can improve on - finding the best advice and making the most of it"
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Right from the Start, (with Michael Watkins), Harvard Press, 1999
"An action-oriented framework to follow during the first six months (in a senior job)...filled with timeless lessons of leadership, succession, and transition"
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Total Quality: A User's Guide for Implementation, Addison-Wesley, 1991
" a practical, no-nonsense way (how to lead) a company-wide effort that installs and makes permanent a climate where employees continuously improve their ability to provide on-demand products & services (in a way that) customers will find of outstanding value"
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Manufacturing's New Mandate: The Tools for Leadership, Wiley, 1988
"There has been perhaps no other time as difficult for manufacturing and its leaders. (This is) the only guide that covers (the strategies necessary) to get - and to stay - on top in difficult times"
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