A Leadership Vacuum

Author: Chuck Ballard, PE

ISBN 978-1-60264-422-9 (softcover)

ISBN 978-1-60264-423-6 (ebook)

142 pages


Managership is not leadership. This is the message of "A Leadership Vacuum." Drawing on the experiences of the author with Fortune 500 companies across the country, this book examines trends in American business today that act to de-emphasize leadership in favor of management techniques and practices. This trend is accelerating and, unless halted, will inevitably bring American business to second-class status in a global economy. Anyone who reads this book and has been involved with how American companies now operate, will find the situations and practices illuminated in this book chillingly familiar. The reason for this is that leadership is a dying occupation in American business. There is a way out, and it is through leadership becoming part of the American business paradigm again. This book is a clarion call for that Renaissance.


Chuck Ballard is a Registered Professional Engineer in California and Pennsylvania. He has a BS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been chairman of the Human Factors Division of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and a member of the Board of Directors of ANS. He currently resides in Emmaus, Pennsylvania with his wife, a dog and a cat, and won't begin to tell you where he fits in that pecking order. His hobbies are reading (primarily science fiction), gardening and computers. He has been an elected School Director for the East Penn School District for nearly 14 years and has been active as a member of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association and the National School Boards Association. His family motto is "Non illegitimi carborundum." Like Diogenes, he is out seeking a leader, honestly.Comments/Questions/Tales of Your Own Leaderless Organization? Send them to LeadershipVacuum@cs.com.

Category: Business, Non-Fiction

Type: books

Vendor: Chuck Ballard, PE

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