Sunday Musings: Where Have All The Leaders Gone?

Last month, I referenced Lee Iacocca’s new book “Where Have All The Leaders Gone?” I finally got around to reading it, and I have to admit that it was one of the more inspiring books I have come across in a while.

Provocative and timely, the most widely recognized business executive of all time asks the tough questions that America’s leaders must address:

What is each of us giving back to our country?
Do we truly love democracy?
Are we too fat and satisfied for our own good?
Why is America addicted to oil?
Do we really care about our children’s futures?
Who will save the middle class?

A self-made man who many Americans once wished would run for president, Iacocca saved the Chrysler Corporation from financial ruin, masterminded the creation of the minivan, and oversaw the renovation of Ellis Island. He believes that leaders are made in times of crisis—such as today.

Iacocca has known more leaders than almost anyone else—among them nine U.S. presidents, many heads of state, and the CEOs of the nation’s top corporations—and is uniquely suited to share his wisdom, knowledge, and wit about the leadership in America.

Author of previous number one bestsellers, Lee Iacocca famously doesn’t mince words and offers his no-nonsense, straight-up assessments of the American politicians running for president in 2008, including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain.

Knowing that the times are urgent, the iconic leader shares his lessons learned and issues a call to action to summon Americans back to their roots of hard work, common sense, integrity, generosity, and optimism.

It’s a fascinating, uplifting book to read, and I for one couldn’t wait to finish it.

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