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New book in hardcover and Kindle version is available as of October 19, 2012: "The Little Red Book of Leadership Lessons" can be ordered at Amazon now.

President Barack Obama holds Dr. Palmisano's book ON LEADERSHIP.
President Barack Obama looks at ON LEADERSHIP. Also see page 49 of THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF LEADERSHIP LESSONS.

Read this wonderful On Leadership review in NRO by the President of the Galen Institute

Book Signings

Check out the Book Signing schedule to see where you can get your copy of "On Leadership" signed by Dr. Palmisano.

The Little Red Book of Leadership Lessons book signings!

Press Releases

Skyhorse has released the following Press Release for expanded 2nd edition

Skyhorse has released the following Press Release for 1st Edition

AMA Press Release


Breaking News:
Fox and Friends TV
New York Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 8:15 a.m. to discuss 2nd edition and health system reform.
Online Video

Fox and Friends TV
New York Saturday, Sept 20, 7:15 a.m EDT to discuss the book, leadership, and the presidential candidates.

October 1, 2008
NPR: Baton Rouge - Jim Engster Show WRKF Radio FM 9:00-10:00 a.m. Central Time

November 3, 2008
NPR Miami - WLRN Radio Miami (South Florida's NPR) 1:00 p.m.-2 p.m. Eastern Time


Contact Information

Donald J. Palmisano, MD, JD
Intrepid Resources®
The Medical Risk Manager Co.
5000 West Esplanade Ave., #432
Metairie, LA 70006
504-455-5895 office
504-455-9392 fax


What others are saying about On Leadership...

Whether youʼre looking to improve a management style or inspire others, this book is an invaluable tool.”
—Bill Frist, MD
former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

“No one can doubt the power of individuals to make a difference after reading Don Palmisano's inspirational book. "On Leadership" is needed nourishment in a desert of cynicism and selfishness.”
—Philip Howard,
bestselling author of The Death of Common Sense

“Leaders must have courage and integrity. Dr. Palmisano has expertly written all that needs to be said about the subject of leadership and each home should have a copy.”
—Leonard “Bud” Lomell,
D-Day Ranger and recipient of the Silver Star

“Nobody I know is as committed to excellence as Donald Palmisano. He symbolizes everything that is good about our country. If Horatio Alger were alive today, heʼd want to be just like Dr. Palmisano, one of the true Renaissance men Iʼve had the privilege and pleasure of knowing! On Leadership continues in his tradition of excellence.”
—Paul Galanti,
Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired), former POW

Some of the other blurbs inside the book:
“Dr. Palmisano has provided a compelling analysis of the road to STERLING leadership and how it can be  attained. His advice and guidance, along with words of encouragement for perseverance, provide the reader with a sensible understanding of the many contributing factors which certify the acquisition of
real leadership.”
—Edward Annis, MD,
AMA President, 1963–64

“Donald Palmisano's dissection of the components and attributes of leadership identifies some of the most critical and often overlooked elements, namely the essential role that personal courage and persistence play in outstanding leaders. His use of real life examples transforms what would otherwise be dry abstract thoughts into tangible, reality based lessons.”
—Jim Bagian, MD, P.E.,
Director, National Center for Patient Safety and
Chief Patient Safety Officer for Veterans Health
Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

“Donald Palmisano has awed and inspired audiences for years. "On Leadership" transforms into written word his unequalled power to inspire and motivate. A must read for any aspiring leader!”
—Patti Herlihy,
AMA Alliance President, 2002–03

“I am enthused to learn Dr. Palmisanoʼs thoughts about leadership based on his substantial experiences and Leadership roles in the two fi elds of medicine and law. He has recognized not only the role of leaders but also the collateral position as follower, a responsibility leaders do not often see for themselves. His use of specific experiences to make clear the attributes of leaders and leadership are valuable and clarifying contributions to his thoughts.”
—Robert D. Sparks, MD,
President and Chief Programming Officer, W. K.
Kellogg Foundation (Retired )

“I couldnʼt put this book down. Its true stories exemplifying leadership are compelling and engrossing. They clearly and logically lead to lessons that painlessly can boost your leadership skills. Whether you are in the catbird seat or youʼd like to be, youʼll benefi t from reading Donald Palmisano's seminal lessons about leadership.”
—Dr. Gwynn Akin Bowers,
Vice President, Syntex Corporation (Retired )

“A magnificent outpouring of the truths learned by the careful observations of a questioning mind.”
—Ronald J. French, MD,
Reigned as Rex, King of New Orleans Mardi Gras in 2007