Wharton Digital Press Debuts First Publication: Michael Useem’s The Leader’s Checklist

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Media Contact:Peter Winicov | winicov@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-746-6471June 14, 2011

New ebook offers a definitive checklist to help leaders act decisively when it counts the most

Available free for download from June 21-28, 2011

Philadelphia, PA‚ÄĒ Today Wharton Digital Press announced its first ebook, The Leader‚Äôs Checklist, from world-renowned leadership expert Michael Useem. In this fast-reading and illuminating book, the author provides 15 guiding principles that form the core of the Leader‚Äôs Checklist.

Wharton Digital Press was launched in collaboration with Knowledge@Wharton, by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as an innovative all-digital publishing initiative that publishes relevant, accessible and empirically based business knowledge to readers wherever and whenever they need it. To celebrate its first publication, Wharton Digital Press is making The Leader’s Checklist available as a free download from June 21-28, 2011 at leading retailers, including Amazon, Barnes&Noble.com, and Sony. For a full list of retailers, visit wdp.wharton.upenn.edu.

The Leader’s Checklist helps leaders develop their ability to make good and timely decisions in unpredictable and stressful environments. To inform the checklist, the author, Wharton Professor Michael Useem, conducted extensive research and leveraged years of working on leadership development with a wide array of companies and organizations worldwide. Through those examples, he helps leaders personalize their checklist to the unique needs and demands of their organizations.

‚ÄúThrough my years of research I have found that the absence of a checklist‚ÄĒsimilar to those used by pilots or surgeons‚ÄĒis one of most correctable lapses in leadership,‚ÄĚ said Michael Useem, Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management and Professor of Management at the Wharton School. ‚ÄúIn The Leader‚Äôs Checklist, I offer 15 vital principles that can help eliminate unforced leadership errors.‚ÄĚ

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