John Lauer admits he was once a boiling frog.
Lauer, 63, chairman and CEO of Oglebay Norton Co. in Cleveland, is profiled in the book, Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence.
The management book, which recently reached The Wall Street Journal The New York Times and USA Today best-seller lists, was written by Daniel Goleman, Annie McKee and Richard Boyatzis, chair of the Department of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
Primal Leadership presents an analogy that if you drop a frog into boiling water, it will instinctively jump out. But if you put a frog in cool …