Time For Leadership
Time For Leadership


“My books are written with one person in mind, the CEO or business leader; the one individual with the least free time and yet the greatest overall responsibility. My job is to give them extra tools and insights to create and sustain competitive advantage and a high-performance corporate culture.”

Each of the business books written by John R. Childress are the result of hands-on and head-to-head work with CEOs and senior executive teams from global FTSE and Fortune 500 organizations. Not an academic or theorist, John is practical and results-oriented and the many lessons learned from over 30 years of business advisory and consulting form the foundation for his articles and books.

John chooses to tackle the more difficult issues facing CEOs, where there is too much noise, too many consultants and not enough practical tools.


CULTURE RULES!, 2017, is the culmination of over 35 years working with global leadership teams on understanding the impact of corporate culture on business performance, customer focus and employee engagement.

LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture, 2013, breaks new ground in helping CEO’s and business leaders understand one of the least understood factors in the business performance equation. This work tackles the key issues CEOs need to know: what culture really is, where it comes from, its impact on financial and human performance, its role in strategy execution, and how to reshape and sustain a healthy, high-performance culture.

FASTBREAK: The CEO’s Guide to Strategy Execution, 2012, tackles strategy implementation, a task at which most organizations fail miserably. By bringing to light the non-obvious and little talked about reasons for poor strategy execution, I build a line-of-sight framework for effective strategy execution, without an army of consultants.

A TIME FOR LEADERSHIP: Global Perspectives from an Accelerated European Market Place, 2000, is an insightful book based on direct interviews with 60 European CEO’s and business leaders concerning issues of globalization, the EU, competition, social pressures and technology that are forcing a radical rethink of traditional leadership models and Europe’s role on the world stage. 

Books by John R. Childress can be found on Amazon, or ordered in bulk discount directly from John R Childress: info@johnrchildress.com