Famed leadership guru Ram Charan – collaborating with writer Geri Willigan – describes five necessary skills that developing leaders need to possess. Three factors set this book apart from most others in the genre: First, the author draws on his decades of experience observing, coaching and mentoring many of the world’s foremost business leaders. Second, Charan emphasizes tactics and techniques for rapid leadership development to address a growing and pressing demand. Third, he includes detailed checklists at the back of each chapter for practicing and applying the skills. getAbstract recommends Charan’s manual to anyone aspiring to executive leadership and to HR leaders and others involved in developing leadership talent.