Critical thinkers, educators, and top executives praise Leadership and the Art of Struggle for its instant contribution to the ongoing conversation about leadership development.

Leadership and the Art of Struggle provides you with the opportunity to learn from Snyder’s remarkable wisdom and the experience of his interviewees.  It is a living guide that you can return to time and time again as new situations arise.”

From the Foreword by Bill George, Former CEO Medtronic,Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School, Bestselling author of True North

“Life in a start-up is chaotic, intense and unpredictable. Snyder knows this world well, and gives you sage advice on how to remain grounded, focused and energized. This is a book that every entrepreneur or would-be entrepreneur should read.”

Michael Gorman, Managing Director, Split Rock Partners

“Snyder has opened an intriguing and insightful portal into the challenge of leadership. I encourage any leader interested in their own development to check it out. You’ll be inspired and invigorated with ideas that you can immediately put into action.”

—Kevin Wilde, Chief Learning Officer, General Mills and author of Dancing with the Talent Stars

“Steven guides you on a journey that can be deeply fulfilling as well as enlightening. I recommend for any leader who wants to engage more authentically and constructively in a complex and ever-changing world.”

—Mary Brainerd, CEO HealthPartners

“Steven courageously confronts the element of struggle that is frequently overlooked in all the leadership hoopla.  It’s time we had an open and honest conversation about this integral and vital aspect of leadership.”

—Ken Melrose, Former CEO of Toro

“Snyder boldly tackles a subject that every leader needs to master. Sometimes leadership is a struggle, and these are the times that really put us to the test. This insightful book will teach you how to thrive during life’s most challenging moments.”

—Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.

“If you are leading an organization of any kind today or desire to lead one in the future, you need to read Leadership and the Art of Struggle.”

 —Frank Russomanno, Former CEO, Imation

“This is the right book for these times. Leadership has become more difficult in the chaotic world we live; Steve acknowledges that and draws on his own deep experience and the lessons learned of others to help any new, aspiring, or well-worn leader!”

—Beverly Kaye, Founder: Career Systems International, Co-author, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want

“A very fresh and inspiring perspective that constructively embraces the natural tensions that all leaders encounter everyday.  I heartily recommend it to any leader who aspires to lead and contribute more fully.”

Douglas R. Conant,Former President, CEO, and Director of Campbell Soup Company, NY Times Best Selling Author of TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments

Leadership and the Art of Struggle contains compelling stories of great leaders who have struggled with various facets of their leadership responsibility.  It offers practical advice and tools to help you deal more effectively with the inevitable struggles encountered with leadership.”

—Trudy Rautio, President and CEO, Carlson Companies

“The leadership journey is rewarding, but definitely not easy. Every leader struggles at some point.  Leadership and the Art of the Struggle gives you clear and compelling advice on transforming pitfalls into possibilities.”

—Jodee Kozlak,Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Target

“This book resonates to the core. It gives us grounding and offers precise practices for locating our work deep in the soul. Steven makes the dive into the waters of purposeful living and leading deep and attractive. What a delightful dive!”

—Richard Leider, Bestselling author of The Power of Purpose and Repacking Your Bags

“The French writer Albert Camus tells us In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer.” Snyder wisely observes that we can best strike a blow against tragedy and disappointment by using it as inspiration to make a positive difference in the lives of others through our personal leadership.”

—Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman, Carlson

Leadership and the Art of Struggle deserves to be a leadership classic!!  Snyder brilliantly charts a course to strengthen ourselves through the important crucibles of challenge and adversity.  If you want to build more authentic leadership in yourself and others, get this life-changing book!”

—Kevin Cashman, Senior Partner, Korn/Ferry International, Best-selling author, The Pause Principle: Step Back to Lead Forward and Leadership from the Inside Out

“Snyder’s research is bold and compelling. His new and powerful lens reframes how we think about developing leaders. It connects at a visceral level to capture the essence of what makes people successful in leadership roles.”

Dave Pylipow, Executive Vice President, HR and Corporate Communications, SUPERVALU, Inc.


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