One of Booklist's Top 10 Business Books of 2002 and a BusinessWeek, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today business bestseller "Management professor Oren Harari adopts Colin Powell's rise into the upper ranks of American power as a model for decision makers in the private sector. Harari hails Powell's character as the essence of a host of supple executive virtues, from defining and defending rational objectives to playing the provocateur against outdated modes of boardroom thinking."--The Washington Post "Powell appears to be a natural born leader with an intuitive sense of strategy for advancement in war and politics. For those of us who are not so lucky to have such diplomacy inherently, Harari's book can teach us how to lead effectively following Powell's example."--USA Today "This is a 'battle-tested' leadership book and although the author has shown how to apply these principles in the corporate venue, you don't have to be a CEO to benefit from the words and wisdom of Colin Powell."--Booklist
24 Lessons from Colin Powell, a Battle-Proven Leader
Author: Oren Harari
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
A guide for improving leadership skills outlines the leadership philosophy, success strategies, and decision-making habits of of Secretary of State Colin Powell, a former four-star general in the United States Army.
A behind-the-scenes analysis of 21 essential leadership principles from the life of Billy Graham. Billy Graham looms large as one of the twentieth century's most influential and innovative leaders. Most people are unaware of his remarkable effectiveness as not only preacher and pastor, but as a CEO and a global leader as well. The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham is full of transferable applications for leaders in the church, parachurch, academia, government, and business. Lively interviews with his closest associates illustrate 21 principles that have driven six decades of visionary impact. First-hand accounts reveal stories of courageous leadership and growth through painful lessons. Graham's relentless application of core beliefs and leadership principles have resulted in, among many honors, being listed in Gallup's ten 'most admired men' thirty times, more than anyone else. Time magazine named him one of the top ten leaders of the twentieth century. This book asks: How did this happen? What are the essentials he embraced to achieve such extraordinary results? What can we learn from him and apply to our own leadership roles? This book is dedicated to those readers: who sense the pressing need in today's world for inspired leadership; who rise to leadership's high calling and are willing to carry its weight; who are determined to deepen and expand their capacities and effectiveness.
Winner of the University of San Diego Outstanding Leadership Book Award 2012! Shortlisted for the British Psychological Society Book Award 2011! Shortlisted for the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Management Book of the Year Award 2011–2012! According to John Adair, the most important word in the leader's vocabulary is "we" and the least important word is "I". But if this is true, it raises one important question: why do psychological analyses of leadership always focus on the leader as an individual – as the great "I"? One answer is that theorists and practitioners have never properly understood the psychology of "we-ness". This book fills this gap by presenting a new psychology of leadership that is the result of two decades of research inspired by social identity and self-categorization theories. The book argues that to succeed, leaders need to create, champion, and embed a group identity in order to cultivate an understanding of 'us' of which they themselves are representative. It also shows how, by doing this, they can make a material difference to the groups, organizations, and societies that they lead. Written in an accessible and engaging style, the book examines a range of central theoretical and practical issues, including the nature of group identity, the basis of authority and legitimacy, the dynamics of justice and fairness, the determinants of followership and charisma, and the practice and politics of leadership. The book will appeal to academics, practitioners and students in social and organizational psychology, sociology, political science and anyone interested in leadership, influence and power.
A former chancellor of Syracuse University provides techniques and practical guidance on the art of effective leadership. Kenneth A. Shaw's book is a unique combination of theoretical methodology and practical advice on the art and skill of leadership. He offers a concise definition of leadership as a process of persuasion and goes on to show how specific method are applied to reach that goal. The book covers a wide range of topics, among them, self-awareness, conflict resolution, motivating others, decision making communicating effectively, and group dynamics. Shaw's work encompasses broader views of leadership including issues of diversity and ethics, international leadership, and women in leadership roles Throughout, he draws on his extraordinary personal experience to present concrete examples of leadership successes. This book is the essential tool for those who want to study, practice, and perform at the highest levels of leadership-whether it is with small groups or international organizations.
A groundbreaking guide to mastering the most important leadership skills Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders gives anyone from managers to executives an unparalleled opportunity to do just that. John Baldoni explores the communication styles of many of the world's most influential leaders and extracts powerful lessons that leaders of all stripes can use to improve their communication skills and overall leadership effectiveness. Drawing upon his years of experience as a top leadership consultant, visionary and coach, Baldoni: Reveals the communications secrets of Jack Welch, Rudy Giuliani, Colin Powell, Peter Drucker, Winston Churchill, Steve Jobs, Katharine Graham, and many other influential leaders Distills the proven communication techniques of today's greatest leaders into core strategies and step-by-step solutions Develops guidelines for making the most of computer-aided presentations, videoconferencing, and other new technologies
Everyone wants to pursue a life of meaning, a life that matters--a life of authentic success and lasting satisfaction. But what's the secret to living the life you've always dreamed of? In this personal, relevant and engaging book of wisdom, Pat Williams shares six powerful, practical insights that aren't taught in school, but are essential in the pursuit of a successful and rewarding life. Packed with page-turning stories, The Pursuit illustrates the life-changing concepts Pat learned from his mentor, R.E. Littlejohn, longtime co-owner of a minor league baseball club and Pat's former boss. These six principles are at the heart of this captivating quick-start manual for anyone who wants to hit the ground running and take on the world: -control what you can (and let go of everything else) -be patient -keep it simple -pay your dues (because experience matters) -pay attention to the little things -and don't run from problems
Interaction Our Way is a portrait of shared and human action resulting in successful careers and lives for the five Gooden siblingsVince, Mike, Steve, Linda, and Duane. Their unique Plans illustrate how they interact with education, religion, military, health care, government and the workplace. Their careers range from CEO to Technical Specialist and their educational levels include Doctorate, Masters, and Certificates. They attribute their success to having a solid foundation, perseverance, and knowledge. They reveal that there have been bumps in the road, challenges, and even adversity; however they overcame them by strategic interaction in the organization they participated. For them failure has not been an option and they provide recommendations for success to inspire and encourage others to follow.