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Published:August 11th, 2008 15:00 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Jim Lukaszewski, Author of Why Should the Boss Listen to You?

Judyth Piazza chats with Jim Lukaszewski, Author of Why Should the Boss Listen to You?

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

James E. Lukaszewski provides information explaining systematic processes for getting to and working at the highest levels and having maximum impact as a trusted adviser. Readers will find out how chief executives and other top executives think, understand what matters to them, and how they operate. The book`s easy-to-digest lists, worksheets, and charts help readers understand how successful strategic advisers encourage operational people to do what it takes to be heard."--The Boston Globe,, April 20, 2008

"Leaders must have trusted advisors.  This book shows you how to be one and stay one."
"Harvey B. Mackay, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

"Jim Lukaszewski has personally helped resolve more corporate crises than anyone I know of.  His experience in the trenches ? equals the high quality of his judgment."
"Chester Burger, American Public Relations Leader Emeritus and PRSA Gold Anvil Winner

"This book is all muscle.  It will challenge even the most trusted advisors to improve their skills.  Hats off to Jim Lukaszewski for an actionable playbook and a good read."
"Lynn Casey, Chief Executive Officer of Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc.

"One of the most common complaints of managers and functional experts inside organizations is that their leaders don`t listen to them and heed their advice enough.  And they`re right.  The result is a huge waste of time, expertise, morale, and money.  Part of the answer is leaders becoming better, wiser advice takers ?the other part is better advice giving on the part of advisers.  In this important book, Jim Lukaszewski lays out with great clarity and practicality what anyone must know who wants to have more influence on a boss and more impact on organizational success."
"Dan Ciampa, Author of Taking Advice, How Leaders Get Good Counsel and Use it Wisely

"I have both worked with Jim and learned from him.  He is focused and consistent in his approach to providing strategic advice.  He combines those immeasurable qualities of experience, intelligence and grit that allow him to say what the client needs to hear in the way it needs to be heard.  Attorneys are in the unique position of both advocating for a client.  There is a delicate balance to be drawn between advising a client as to a business aspect of a particular matter and advising the client in regard to a matter which has become contentious.  Jim has a powerful sense of the nuanced tones and content of the advice that must be given.  Reading this book provides valuable insights and guidance to help you navigate the often treacherous waters swirling around management."
"Douglas Cooper, Co-Managing Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.

"Lukaszewski, a brilliant strategic advisor, gives the secrets that can mean success for you."
"Robert L. Dilenschneider, Author of Power and Influence: The Rules Have Changed

"If you want to be in your organization`s inner circle or if you and want to stay there, this book is a must read.  Jim Lukaszewski is hands down one of the brightest business strategists on the scene today.  This is the handbook to your career success."
"Bob Frause, Chairman CEO, The Frause Group

"Jim Lukaszewski is a master both at giving advice to leaders and coaching others to become trusted advisors.  This book provides valuable tools and techniques to help enhance anyone`s advisory skills, and to help earn the trust and confidence of those at the top."

"Helio Fred Garcia, Executive Director, Logos Institute