How would you like to have Steve McGarrett as your boss, or Jean-Luc Picard? What about Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation or Leroy Jethro Gibbs from NCIS? TV bosses have been making us laugh, cringe and take note since the golden age and though times have changed, some bosses haven't. The real world is still full of penny-pinchers like Milburn Drysdale and misogynistic men like Lou Grant. But TV has also given us examples of bosses to be admired and emulated, too. Bosses who respect their employees, don't abuse their authority and remain positive in the face of adversity. Sheri Staak calls these WOW leaders in her book Tune in to WOW Leadership: 10 Lessons Learned from America's Favorite Shows. I asked to review the book because it lands squarely on the intersection of two things I like talking about; TV and business and the publisher was kind enough to send me a copy for free. The book covers leadership topics such as 'Being Authentic', 'Empowering Life/Work Balance" and 'Cultivating Respect'. Staak also includes several chapters on communication; discussing when an email beats a call or a face-to-face meet. The book is loaded with plenty of good advice for young entrepreneurs or old school bosses who need a modern, management refresher. Unfortunately, the TV side of the book doesn't work as well. I expected the book to be set up by show, with lessons to be learned from the show's fictional boss. Instead, Staak inserts TV examples into each business themed chapter as a way of illustrating her points. Often, the examples are a stretch, which left me feeling like the TV hook was just a gimmick to help sell the book.