What constitutes a reliable corporate executive? What characteristics establish a productive Board member, or a model Public Servant? Bruce Piasecki has written a book that explores these questions thru the lives of two exemplar executives Frank Loy and Steve Percy. Steve Percy sat on six Corporate Boards, both as Audit Chair, and as key change agent after rising to become the CEO of BP Americas, the wholly owned giant in oil and gas. After he left BP, he came to serve the author's management company for a decade as a Senior Associate, serving the top executives at a Warren Buffett firm for several years, and working as the Chair of the AHC Group's Governance workshop series. Frank Loy is a living legend in good governance, having chaired the Board of Directors of over a dozen organizations, including the Environmental Defense Fund. The author met Frank Loy whe Loy was the CEO of the German Marshall Fund, that financed the first two books by this author. Loy went on to become a top ranking member of the State Department, heading up all coverage of Oceans, Environment, and Climate matters. This book is a homage to these two great advisors and public servants, written from the author's first hand experiences of these leaders over several decades. While the Wikipedia coverage on Loy and Piasecki is visible, much of what Percy contributed is invisible. Come learn more.
The CEO of Globe Scan says of this biography: "Piasecki has offered us a priviledge access to englightened, inspired and thoughtful leadership." The executive director of the New York State Writer's Institute, Paul Grondahl, notes "Bruce Piasecki's new book can be a force for healing and understanding. Piasecki writes these biographies in a compelling style." The executive coach veteran Darryl Vernon Poole writes the afterword, comparing this work to a host of big impact books on The Supreme Court Judges, on social history leaders, and on the best business books. Piasecki things of their exemplar lives as masterful responses to growing complexities between business and society.