According to Dr Kenny, 'Managers always face apparent opposites: sensitive versus macho management; short-term versus long-term; low-cost versus added value; top-down versus bottom-up - The point of the book is that, since few things are black and white, clear-cut, either/or, we have to manage in a way that accepts the existence of contradictory phemena without trying to resolve them. My hope is that this book can be a reminder, timely or otherwise, that brings to the surface thoughts buried under the press of events'. From Can You Manage?: The secret of efficiency is enthusiasm. Compulsion doesn't work. A macho manager goes like a bull at a gate. Avoid using a sledgehammer when a feather will do, but keep the sledgehammer handy. Leadership is a combination of character (who you are) and competence (what you can do). One of the greatest barriers to change is cohesion in the top team. Budgets are coffins. People do t resist change. They resist loss. It's t what's ahead - today is the golden time.