Book Brief: The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 10-01-2001

The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership
By Steven B. Sample
Jossey-Bass, 2001
224 pages, $24

The President of the University of Southern California challenges conventional teachings about leadership in a guide that urges leaders and aspiring leaders to focus on such counterintuitive truths as (sometimes) compromising your principles, putting off decisions and using Machiavelli as a model.