Top 25: What corporate America is reading (800-CEO-READ): Pivot Points ranks #9 in May 2014, #7 in June 2014

REVIEWS OF PIVOT POINTS: Five Decisions Every Successful Leader Must Make (Wiley: May 27, 2014)

“Leadership and management consultant [Julia Tang] Peters offers a breath of fresh air on the common topic of leadership strategies by focusing on decision-making…Each leader [featured in Pivot Points] grappled with different areas of leadership—ideas, change, teams, culture, and passion—and cumulatively they provide a well-rounded perspective on leadership challenges….This informative and helpful book offers a refreshing look at effective leadership that will interest readers at any career stage.”  -Publishers Weekly

“Great leaders seem to make the right pivotal decisions at every critical point along the way. I’ve never been able to clearly define those key points, and what separates the good from the great at these points. So I was happy to see Julia Tang Peters, in her new book, tackle this issue.  I’m certain that an understanding of these points will equip you with the knowledge you need to take the right path on decisions when it matters most.”  Huffington Post (May 31, 2014)

“Leadership consultant and coach Julia Tang Peters doesn’t focus only on ‘the management stuff,’ although her degree from the Kellogg School of Management and decades in business certainly qualify her to do so. She focuses on what makes leaders “tick,” informed by her background in clinical psychology. In particular, she focuses on specific behaviors that produce successful leadership.  I was intrigued by her approach. So here’s an interview that should interest anyone who appreciates leadership and/or is looking for some solid tips on career advancement.” (March 4, 2014)

“I always thought of myself as a decisive person. But after reading Julia Tang Peters’ book “Pivot Points: Five Decisions Every Successful Leader Must Make,” I realize that there is more to decision-making than just the act itself.  Rather, it’s the way we make decisions that predicts how far we go in our careers.”  Business Insider (July 8, 2014); World News (

“Pivot Points is a unique opportunity to learn from the leaders you should learn from—authentic, independent-minded people with a genuine desire to help others understand how to lead. Tools developed from their candid accounts will help you measure and assess your own career trajectory.” Soundview Executive Book Summaries (July 1, 2014)

“For her book “Pivot Points,” Peters researched and interviewed several seasoned CEOs. Her discovery: The best make strong decisions, not just early on, but repeatedly, over decades, as they develop their enterprises. That’s what moves them to first class.”  Investor’s Business Daily (July 7, 2014)

“What makes a great leader?  Author Julia Tang Peters offered a simple but powerful definition: ‘A leader continually works on improving how things are done in large and small ways, seeking different perspectives, and bringing people along a purposeful mission.’”

“Unlike many books, [Pivot Points gives you] insight into the theory and the data…And, if nothing else, you’ll get to read mini-biographies of people like Bud Frankel, founder and longtime head of Frankel & Co., Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, and Dale Dawson, who worked in multiple industries before making the drastic shift to working in Africa through Bridge2Rwanda. Their unique and powerful stories are getting the telling they deserve, and we’re the beneficiaries.”  Smartbrief (July 3, 2014)

“[Pivot Points] differs from much of the current leadership literature, which focuses on traits – the characteristics leaders need. Instead, to be successful, Ms. Tang Peters says, you must make certain decisions at critical junctures…” Toronto Globe and Mail (July 6, 2014)

“Ask leadership expert and author Julia Tang Peters about leaders, and she’ll tell you we have it all wrong. ‘Leading and succeeding is a marathon. It’s not a sprint,’ she says.  Based on extensive interviews with five major business leaders, [Pivot Points] contradicts the pop-culture stereotype of the leader as a great man with a great moment.  Leadership, Peters discovered, is actually more systematic and quantifiable than we imagine.” (June 26, 2014)