Top Dog: A Different Kind of Book About Becoming an Excellent Leader

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In fascinating first-hand interviews with top CEOs, after almost a decade of research, and through a riveting business-fiction account of Arlen Royster, a CEO faced with a career-threatening crisis, Top Dog chronicles the role of the corporate CEO as leader, facilitator, and communicator.

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Top Dog story to continue . . .
For those interested in the continuation of the Top Dog fictional story that starred embattled CEO Arlen Royster, I am hard at work now on a fiction-only sequel, tentatively titled "Accommodations" . . . a story that picks up four years later as hotel conglomerate Royal Accommodations faces a new -- and very different sort of crisis -- involving some former characters, some new ones, some unexpected action to open the story, and a plot filled with multiple business perspectives, all revolving around an examination of the many ways organizational change impacts -- on all levels, from emotional to structural --the complex, critically important employer-employee relationship. Hoping to complete manuscript by mid-1998, then place it with a publisher and get it to market ASAP . . . stay tuned for a story that's been too long in coming.

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