The Leader’s Lobotomy - A Fable

The Legacy Leader Avoids Promotion Induced Amnesia




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/16/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781438911496
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781438911502

About the Book

This fictional short story is this author’s attempt at using a bit of humor to address a subject of profound significance: the leader’s need to ensure that they practice the most fundamental and important elements of leadership. Although fictional, many will relate to this story, which at times admittedly, takes on an autobiographical feel.  

This is the third book in the Legacy Leader series.  The first – “The Legacy Leader” – began with my thesis that, of all the traits a leader can and must posses, only two are non-negotiable.  Those two non-negotiable qualities of a leader are character and integrity.  It also addressed what can be labeled as the mechanics of leadership.  The second book in the ‘The Legacy Leader Series’ is “Breakthrough Thinking.”  It addressed what the leader must do to drive teams to accomplish things they would have initially thought impossible.  

In this third volume – The Leader’s Lobotomy – we will prick the memories of leaders who, having reached positions of significant responsibility in their organizations, suddenly, and without warning, develop the horrible disease called PIA – Promotion Induced Amnesia.  Fortunately, there is an effective antidote to PIA.  For leaders who are self aware, and who possess healthy levels of emotional intelligence, PIA is rarely fatal.  However, not all are so lucky, and PIA has sadly become the leading cause of premature termination of many leaders.  

In this story, Ted, Jim’s Corporate Guardian Angel (CGA), tutors Jim – a newly promoted executive - on important leadership fundamentals to ensure that he does not become infected with PIA and suffer the same ill fate as other, less fortunate, leaders.  In his own unique and sometimes humorously sarcastic style, Ted helps Jim to practice timeless leadership principles that have been the cornerstone of other successful leaders.    


About the Author

Anthony López is the author of The Legacy Leader: Leadership With A Purpose, Breakthrough Thinking: The Legacy Leader’s Role In Driving Innovation, The Leader’s Lobotomy: The Legacy Leader Avoids Promotion Induced Amnesia, The Legacy Leader: 2nd Edition, and The Leader In the Mirror: The Legacy Leader’s Critical Self-Assessment. He is also the author of two Christian books titled: See You At The Wake: Healing Relationships Before It’s Too Late and Jag: Christian Lessons From My Golden Retriever. He is a popular motivational speaker, and is a recognized expert on leadership and management. Tony began his career as a US Air Force officer where he served as a flight test director and program manager. Tony later served as a human resources officer in the Air Force Reserves. He joined Johnson & Johnson in 1991 and held leadership positions in corporate engineering, manufacturing, marketing, communications, and general management. Later he was global vice president for marketing at ConMed. He served as Senior Vice President and General Manger for CareFusion Respiratory Systems from 2009-2011, and is currently the President of Ansell HealthCare, Medical Solutions. Tony is also president of L&L Associates, a leadership and management consulting group he founded in 2000. He was an adjunct professor at the Richard T. Dormer School of Business and Management Sciences at Indiana Purdue University. Tony holds a BS in electrical engineering, an MS in engineering management, and is a graduate of the Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. You can contact Tony at: For more information, please visit