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"Managers are a dime a dozen, but leaders are priceless. Teaching principles as solid as setting expectations, and as radical as understanding love, Gerald M. Czarnecki's seven steps put the new leader's focus where it belongs--on finding, developing, and rewarding teams of outstanding performers. Any manager aspiring to leadership would be wise to study Gerald's advice."
Founder and Chairman
"Recently appointed to your first position leading others? This book is for you! It describes in concrete detail exactly what it takes to get those actually doing the work of the organization to perform at exceptional levels. Powerful, accurate and, most importantly, eminently useable, Czarnecki's insights provide a concrete blueprint for managerial success."
Jerry I. Porras, Lane Professor of Organizatonal Behavior and Change, Emeritus
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
And Co-author of Built to Last
“You’re in Charge…” is outstanding reading for first time managers as they strive to expand their leadership capacity. Gerry Czarnecki distilled his years of experience at all levels of an organization into an easy-to-read, pragmatic primer on making the transition from supervisor to leader.”
Edward B. Rust Jr.
Chairman & CEO
State Farm Insurance Companies
“If you are a working leader, and you want to get things done, this book is for you. This book is full of practical insights and tips to make you a more effective leader.”
Consultant to CEOs and Board of Directors and
Co-author of Execution
“I loved this book. The concept of "work leaders" is the most compelling and effective approach to blending the role of managers and leaders. It is a practical, comprehensive approach that can truly help "work leaders" be successful in every organization. "
President & Chief Operating Officer
Great Clips, Inc.
“Gerald Czarnecki’s excellent discussion of leadership fills the niche between the tomes of academic theory and the fast-food approach to instant managerial prowess. A serious and thoughtful work, by a successful businessman and entrepreneur, the book is a down-to earth, useful source of insight into what it takes to be a leader, not just a manager, at every level of an organization.”
Gilbert E. Dwyer
Dean and Director of Business Programs, Wheeling (WV),
Former President and CEO, Southern Research Institute
“Business executive-writer Gerry Czarnecki offers an engaging and provocative look at the fundamentals of effective leadership. Must reading.”
Author, Double Lives; Co-Author, Co-Leaders
"A must read for front line supervisors and a concise refresher for all managers...very helpful for small business. I read the book...was going to read a few pages but couldn't put it down. I have pulled out several lines which I will be using in communications with our sales managers...like managers push and direct…leaders pull and expect"
S. Jackson “Jack” Faris
President & CEO
National Federation of Independent Business
“You’re in Charge…What Now is a perfect textbook for a “rookie manager.” The seven essential steps for Work Leaders Success are nicely organized to facilitate the learning process. Each Chapter has Tips to guide the learner, and each chapter ends in a case study with thought provoking questions. I could easily see this book being used to augment management training – with weekly reading assignments followed by group discussion.”
Executive Vice President
Chief Human Resources and
J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
“It has been my pleasure to observe Gerald Czarnecki's leadership skills over the years, and I am pleased to see that he has packaged a lifetime's worth of experience into a very readable and beneficial book. Gerald Czarnecki's book should be a welcome roadmap for the working supervisor, who often leads by example. Such a practical approach may be all these "hands on" managers need to rise rapidly within their given organizations.”
Dr. Jerry C. Lee
Chancellor & President
National University System
San Diego, CA
"This book presents a unique perspective on leadership in a very 'hands on', operationally relevant manner. It will appeal to organizations and CEOs who believe in devolving significant managerial decisions and responsibilities to members of their senior management team and of their executive team. It provides very clear guidelines about leadership at all levels of the organization, but particularly in the often forgotten domain of middle management. In short, I recommend this book highly as an extremely practical and relevant solution to a range of organizationsl leadership arrangements."
Professor Howard Thomas
Warwick Business School