I ordered this book for class and was stunned at how quickly I got it. I ordered it new directly from Amazon. Amazingly fast shipping! I got it just in time to read it for my class. My prof teaches from this book and does very interesting reviews and recaps to tie it all into lecture.
I find the format to be excellent for studying and grasping the concepts. The photos, captions, graphs and stories make it all a well rounded guide. For anyone who is not on a career track that specifically includes leadership training or someone who could use some sound leadership material -- this is an excellent source to keep in your office as a guide for important concepts on leadership. Its not a beginner's book and its not so advanced that with the book and some self study and research you could grasp the concepts.
Understanding human behavior as it relates to organizations is a fascinating science that too many people take for granted. This book introduces you to the complexities of it in a straight forward way.
It also comes with an access code to allow you to take the self assessment surveys. These are beneficial in that they provide you with greater insight into your own leadership style, values and perspectives on things.
I recommend this guide to any manager who's new to their leadership role or anyone who's looking to get better at what they do. Only caveat, it weighs a ton so carrying it around in a backpack or book bag is not fun!