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Leadership is hard!

And most people end up in leadership roles without any leadership training. So they stumble and struggle and do things in the near term that make their life harder in the long term.

This book, A Shipload of Leadership Nuggets, is a collection of Doc’s insights and tips that’s guaranteed to be helpful to you. It’s totally practical – there’s nothing theoretical about it. And it’s an easy read – 74 short chapters that you can read in one sitting or savor one at a time.

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It’s time to take action now and start exercising you and your team’s leadership muscles!

About the Author


Michael “Doc” McIntyre, Phd

Grows leaders and organizations by integrating strategy, tactics, and culture.

Dr. Michael McIntyre (Doc) joined The Effective Syndicate as a Partner in January 2021.  He brings 20 years of experience coaching executive and front-line leaders in a variety of industries, including healthcare, national defense, financial services, automotive, entertainment, science, manufacturing, and engineering. Doc has a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and taught the MBA program at a top-flight university for 20 years.

In addition to dozens of academic presentations and publications, Doc has appeared on Fox News, The Early Show, and National Public Radio, and been featured in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Boston Globe.

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