“Exceptional in its depth, this is a business book with particular relevance. Books about business leadership are almost uniformly ‘light’ in the sense that they mostly offer strategic platitudes but few implementation guidelines. Calloway, an executive coach and former operations executive, takes the opposite approach, providing a leadership playbook that is comprehensive and textbook-like. The book begins with an overview of leadership, which includes a solid definition, a brief explanation of leadership models, a discussion of ‘leadership levers’ (teams, feedback, and coaching), emotional aspects of leadership, leadership credibility, and leadership psychology and behavior. The author presents all of this information in a single chapter that is peppered with numerous scholarly references, suggesting that he not only painstakingly researched the topic but also provided a strong, supportable platform for the material. The manner in which the author describes the fictional company is quite impressive: Calloway provides a financial snapshot and an organization chart and, even more remarkably, plays out the backgrounds and roles of seven specific employees.
As a leadership manual for teaching MBA students or a guidebook for business leaders who want their executives to excel, All the Way to the Top should be ideal.”-FOREWORD CLARION
“Calloway’s academically oriented work presents leadership strategies and tactics from a number of sources, including his own models. He provides a detailed description of his own leadership improvement model – the 5C LIM and explains how to use it. Calloway gives a number of public-speaking tips and explains the 5P model for building and delivering presentations. In this book…Calloway’s detailed stories about his fictional managers are entertaining and help to provide real-world examples of common leadership dilemmas. The author finishes with several useful appendices. For those looking for an introduction to the technical side of leadership, this book delivers an engrossing…read.”-KIRKUS INDIE
“Climbing the corporate ladder, based on its very image, is a journey linked to terra firma…but author Jesse Calloway, in All the Way to the Top, takes exception to this metaphor…readers will find useful guidance here.”-BLUEINK REVIEW