Consider this collection of idea-prompting, action inspiring essays as your own portable professional development coach! This book is different than just about every leadership and personal professional development book you will ever read. Drawing upon his work and feedback from his Management Excellence Blog, author, educator, executive and leadership developer, Art Petty, serves up slightly more than 80 brief, power-packed and idea-filled essays for topics ranging from surviving the tough days to dealing with power and politics, building high performance teams, strengthening decision-making skills and pursuing greatness as a leader. The book is organized into 10 distinct sections for easy topic reference, and every essay offers up practical ideas, thought-prompters and some "kick in the seat-of-the-pants" motivation for professionals interested in taking their personal, team and organizational performance to the next level. The essays in the book are intended to be consumed one or two at a time on a topic relevant to your current situation, vexing workplace problem or your own developmental needs. While there are no silver bullets in business or in life, the ideas contained within each article are intended to help you explore, experiment and find your way forward. Read and apply the ideas and lessons in one essay every week, and you will be a very different leader and professional in one year! This is an ideal desk reference and idea-generating tool for motivated professionals everywhere.