The Boiling Frog

How Complacency and Ignorance Created Our Leadership Crisis and What We Can Do About It

Non-Fiction - Social Issues
351 Pages
Reviewed on 06/22/2020
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Author Biography

Michael Darmody is a seasoned leadership and management consultant, executive coach, author and public speaker whose vision is to help elevate society by inspiring leadership development within organizations.

He is a catalyst for awareness, growth, hope and inspiration, and seeks to move people to positive action that enriches their lives.

He wrote The Boiling Frog because of a deep concern for the welfare of future generations, given the existential threats of climate change, income inequality and unbridled technological change in the world. The book is intended to awaken, inform and inspire the public to action on these threatening issues.

Michael’s rich perspectives on leadership and performance derive from 30 years of corporate management experience in both private and non-profit sectors, (including general management at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts), leadership development and strategy consulting, and executive coaching. He is a Canadian and U.S. citizen.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Boiling Frog: How Complacency and Ignorance Created Our Leadership Crisis and What We Can Do About It is a work of non-fiction which is focused on current socioeconomic and political affairs, and was penned by author Michael Darmody. As the title of the work suggests, this volume discusses important inequalities and deliberate oversights made by those who are currently in power and that small proportion of people who hold vast amounts of the world’s wealth. The volume seeks to explain why those with the purse strings are so reluctant to make changes, but also acts as an impetus for change and encourages the rest of us to move beyond ignorance and complacency towards a better tomorrow.

Issues like climate change, inequality, and the wealth gap have indeed gone on too long, and we all need to be reading more works with the ethos and ideology of authors like Michael Darmody. One of the things which I particularly enjoyed about this volume was its high level of accessibility, in that politically minded people and those who are brand new to the concepts can both engage with the material and get so much out of it. The prose is well composed with dynamic calls to action and clear explanations of the methods by which change can occur. The organization of the ideas is such that specific areas are easy to find again and cross-reference for future study and engagement. Overall, I would definitely recommend The Boiling Frog for any reader looking to wake up and be more well informed in politics, economics, and culture.