It is very seldom you find a book that addresses the hiring of senior (or even middle) managers and so succinctly make a case for what should be well-know truths but seldom are. Pure astonishing and revealing reading, that explains why so many managers quit so fast (or are being forced out), and what could be done about it. It also lays to rest the nagging suspicion most of us that have lived through becoming a new manager have, that it unique circumstances that made our situation so hard to handle. It is not, as the authors explains with examples that mirrors my own experience.
A totally outstanding reading, and the fact that it forces you to re-read it a number of times and you find new angles, make it a truly recommended reading and an outstanding book for both HR and Senior Management.