Right Leader, Right Time

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Right Leader, Right Time

Discover Your Leadership Style for a Winning Career and Company

Robert Jordan, Olivia Wagner


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"Jordan and Wagner write with clarity and energy throughout, and businesspeople who seek to more fully understand the nature of their leadership style are likely to learn a lot." - Kirkus Reviews

"Right Leader Right Time is an excellent overview of the skills needed both to launch a new business or improve an existing one. Robert Jordan and Olivia Wagner offer a crucial insight - that there is no on formula for success nor one style that fits all situations. Instead they offer four styles - Fixer, Artist, Builder and Strategist - and explain the particular talents that each has to offer. Above all, they combine their theory with numerous real world examples that prove their point. In a world of electronic immersion and global tribes, Right Leader Right Time is the right book at the right time." - JAMES RICKARDS, Author, National Best Sellers Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, and The Death of Money

How is it that some leaders win brilliantly and repeatedly, while others struggle to reach their full potential?

Over a decade, Robert Jordan and Olivia Wagner set out to answer this question, interviewing thousands of leaders and matching top executives with struggling or high-growth organizations, learning first-hand what separated the rockstars from the rest.

In Right Leader Right Time they identify four unique leadership styles—Fixer, Artist, Builder, and Strategist (FABS)—that when applied to the right role at the right time, skyrocket success for both the leader and the organization.

Learn your FABS leadership style and discover a framework that will elevate you as a leader to greater career success while giving a blueprint for organizations to build collaborative, intentional teams.

Right Leader Right Time is filled with insights and inspiration including:

  • Real-world stories, winning habits, and techniques from more than 120 leaders who show the mindset, approach, and drive associated with Fixers, Artists, Builders, and Strategists (which one are you?) In-depth profiles on the career journeys of four leaders who have achieved outsized success by embracing their unique leadership talents
  • Checklists to quickly identify your dominant and secondary leadership styles
  • The three pillars that unite FABS leaders and help companies match the right leader, in the right role, at the right time

    It’s time to find the key to acting in alignment with your highest and best use – because that’s where the magic happens.

    Robert Jordan and Olivia Wagner are principals in InterimExecs, a Chicago-based company that specializes in placing the right leaders in the right positions at the right time.


Robert Jordan:
Robert Jordan is CEO of the Association of Interim Executives. He has been launching and growing companies and helping other entrepreneurs do the same for 20 years. His first company, Online Access, put him on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. Online Access, the first Internet-coverage magazine in the world, ran for 10 years and after its sale Jordan launched RedFlash, an interim management team that specializes in corporate development work. Robert Jordan is the author of How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America (www.HowTheyDidIt.com). He lives in Illinois.|||Olivia Wagner co-founded InterimExecs and directs the organization, matching growing or troubled companies with top tier executive talent around the globe. Wagner previously built the interimCEOinterimCFO network from a home-grown website to a robust social network with thousands of members. She directed publication of various ebook, website, and marketing initiatives and edited "How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America". In conjunction with the book she led a national event series, the Entrepreneurial Bash, which drew hundreds of attendees and over 30 co-hosting organizations. She lives in Illinois.