The most powerful lessons of leadership do not come at once but are learned and re-learned through time trial and error. In Pearls of Leadership Wisdom Volume II Sandra Davis neatly shares what she's learned during a lifetime of leadership consulting with many of the nation's top employers. You will gain immediately applicable insights to maximize your leadership potential.
Sandra Davis is chair and co-founder of MDA Leadership Consulting in Minneapolis a premier national leadership-development firm. As leader of MDA's CEO and Board Services Sandra specializes in working with CEOs and boards on CEO selection and succession planning senior-executive talent strategies and executive coaching for C-suite leaders. She is widely known as an industry thought leader counting many Fortune 500 firms among her clients.
Sandra earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology with an emphasis in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota and she is a fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and of the American Psychological Association. She has authored numerous professional articles on topics related to assessment leadership development coaching and succession as well as the books Pearls of Leadership Wisdom and Reinventing Yourself: Life Planning After 50.
"Given that Cargill does business in 140 countries often in very challenging political and economic environments our leaders must be ready to address a variety of often unforeseen challenges. Sandra Davis has made a career of identifying and developing leaders equipped to excel whatever the circumstances. Pearls of Leadership Wisdom Volume II skillfully summarizes Sandra's lifelong advocacy for well-prepared leadership." - Gregory R. Page Executive Chairman Cargill
"As 21st century organizations expand globally they need leaders who can deliver organizational results and lead others effectively in a global context. As Sandra Davis writes in Pearls of Leadership Wisdom Volume II: 'All leaders need to regularly lift up their eyes and be mindful of the world around them.' Sandra's experience insights and deep understanding of the realities and opportunities of leadership shine through in this book." - Tak Chan CEO Mobley Group Pacific Ltd.
"In a way quality industrial products are a bit like excellent leadership: often not fully noticed when things are going well. What makes Sandra Davis such a standout is her ability to offer great leadership guidance insight and value whether you're seeking incremental improvements or needing to take a different course of action." - Mark Blinn President and CEO Flowserve
"Just as Sandra has significantly benefitted our organization with her expertise on succession development and coaching I'm betting she'll have a similarly positive impact on yours. Don't miss out on Sandra's wisdom in this book." - Jennie P. Carlson Executive Vice President Human Resources U.S. Bancorp
"I have worked with Sandra Davis and have experienced firsthand how strong 'followership' can be strengthened in leaders with the right mix of awareness humility and applied technique. In Pearls of Leadership Wisdom Sandra demonstrates a magical ability to translate complex leadership and talent development subjects into clear and actionable solutions." - Jeff Gennette President Macy's Inc.
"Witnessing firsthand the wisdom and spot-on insight that Sandra Davis brings to her board consulting I'm not surprised that Sandra's Pearls of Leadership Wisdom has been so well-received by so many offering just the right advice in the right way and at the right time." - Joe Harlan Chief Commercial Officer and Vice Chairman Market Businesses The Dow Chemical Company
"As I have shared with my NACD colleagues no one has all the answers or can predict the future. Yet each of us has at least some of the answers and by revealing our ideas and experiences we are able to enrich others. That's really what Sandra Davis is all about: sharing her ideas experiences and knowledge to help enlighten improve and benefit others." - Reatha Clark King Ph.D. Board Chair NationalAssociation of Corporate Directors (NACD)