Louis Pepe does not shy away from providing insight into the more challenging sides of leading a team —what he calls “the tougher side of HR”—including delivering honest and critical feedback to allow for growth and suggesting someone leave the team to be successful elsewhere. With relevant anecdotes and a fresh perspective, this book provides leaders a path to getting the best out of their team.
Louis J. Pepe is assistant superintendent/CFO for the City of Summit Public Schools in Union County, New Jersey. He has more than 30 years of leadership experience between military, private and public service focused on leadership, management, operations, and administration. Lou is a speaker, mentor, and adjunct professor at Montclair State University. His knowledge and success have positioned him as a go-to resource for other professionals throughout the industry.
PART I: Gathering Talent
Chapter 1 – The Strength of the TEAM
Chapter 2 – Attracting Talent
Chapter 3 – Selecting Talent
PART II: The Tougher Side of HR
Chapter 4 – Thinning the Herd
Chapter 5 – The Purpose of Evaluations
Chapter 6 – Evaluations that Matter
PART III: Taking Team Performance to the Next Level
Chapter 7 – Rewarding Individual Performance
Chapter 8 – Boosting Team Performance
Chapter 9 – Unleashing Potential
Lou Pepe has done it again with his new book focused on building a team! This very readable book compliments his previous writing on leadership and effective communications. It has long been argued that one of the primary goals of every leader is to unlock the potential of every employee and that can only be accomplished if they are part of an effective team. This new addition to the Reality-Based Leadership series underscores that point while further outlining how effective teams are far greater than the sum of individual efforts. It is a must-read for those beginning their career as well as the more established executive. I strongly recommend it!
Lou Pepe's new book does nothing short of the magic trick of putting 30 years of hard-earned experience and knowledge at your fingertips. Written in a straightforward and easy to follow format, it's like having Lou next to you talking you through the ways to build, develop, and support high performing teams. The examples and strategies cut through the noise to focus on the keys to success in human capital management.
Lou Pepe delivers a very clear and careful analysis of the power of Team building. The fourth book from his Reality Leadership is a guide to maximize human potential. TEAMS is written in an engaging and pragmatic manner that should be required reading for novice and experienced leaders to assist in operationalizing concepts such as teamwork, shared mindset, and organizational synergy. His concrete ideas for maximizing human capital are quite often factors ignored yet responsible for enhancing organizational success.
As talent management has become the focus of the 21st Century, Lou Pepe’s OUTREACH provides the reader with the strategic engagement essentials in unleashing the potential of employees, managers, supervisors, and leaders from corporate, government and even military organizations. Lou’s approach eliminates the overwhelming challenges of leadership in managing talent that transcends the complexities of the pandemic environment.