“A terrific book by one of the masters of truth-telling in the American military—wise, forceful and a must-read for anyone who has a boss. Bill Smullen helped many an officer—and reporter (including this one)—navigate the treacherous landscape of war, peace, security policy and controversy. My hat is off to him, and so will yours when you read what he has learned over the decades.” ~ BOB WOODWARD, Associate Editor, The Washington Post and author of 17 books
“Bill Smullen’s unique experience as a member of the U.S. Army and later chief of staff for former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State Colin Powell gives him some great lessons to pass on. I especially appreciate the manner in which he incorporates the value of “team play” into Ways and Means for Managing Up. I highly recommend it.” ~ JIM BOEHEIM, Syracuse University’s Hall of Fame Head Basketball Coach
“Colonel William Smullen has worked in senior management positions for some of the most important institutions in the world, most notably the U.S. military and the U.S. State Department. Colonel Smullen has also worked for some of the smartest and most demanding bosses in modern American history, most notably General Colin Powell for many years. In his book Ways and Means for Managing Up, Smullen distills his half century of experience as both a manager and a subordinate to craft an invaluable guide for how to succeed inside any organization. It is a guide that is both tremendously wise and, in some places, laugh-out-loud funny.” ~ PETER BERGEN, CNN’s National Security Analyst and the author of Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad.