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a host of supple executive virtues, from defining and defending rational objectives to playing the provocateur against outdated modes of boardroom thinking."--The Washington Post "Powell appears to be a natural born leader with an intuitive sense of strategy for advancement in war and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.
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
12 Dimensions for Measuring and Improving Leadership
Author: Bill Service Ph.D.
Category: Business & Economics
Now, there is a formula for leadership, the LQ. Like the Intelligence Quotient and the Emotional Quotient that preceded it, The Leadership Quotient contains verifiable dimensions of leadership that are designed to improve every leader's performance. The Leadership Quotient makes the complex simple by fitting the 12 dimensions of leadership into a framework of leader, follower, and environment. The Leadership Quotient makes the three components measurable and practical for the reader. The "nature vs. nurture" argument is over. There is general agreement that effective leaders are prepared by nature and refined by nurture. The need for improved leadership has never been greater, as witnessed by corporate scandals, world tumult, and economic morass. The failure of ethical moralities and the dumbing down of education give clarion calls for the type of improved leadership available through the application of LQ principles. The Leadership Quotient is thoroughly researched by two leadership experts, who combined, have 37 years of practical business leadership, 45 years of formal education, and 25 years of teaching leadership at the university level. Yet, the book is accessibly written for leadership practitioners. The LQ is years of comprehensive research packaged in a simplified formula for immediate application.
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.
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
Everywhere, products are being commoditized, services are being imitated, and traditional barriers to market entry are collapsing. To sustain competitive advantage in today's Copycat Economy, companies must break from the pack. This book will show how. Oren Harari starts by touring "Commodity Hell," and identifying 10 common mistakes that keep companies trapped in the pack. Next, Harari introduces six strategies for propelling your organization where competitors can't follow. Learn how to dominate markets (and when to leave them); how to create a "higher cause" that will mobilize stakeholders; and how to build a pipeline of cool, compelling products, in any industry. Harari reveals new ways to take customers far beyond mere "satisfaction," and shows how to innovate in even the most prosaic areas of a business. Learn how to avoid destructive mergers, and buy what really matters: talent, imagination, foresight, speed, rebelliousness, and inspiration. Finally, Harari offers a candid "12 Step" program for transforming leadership behavior to lead the charge -- and leave competitors in the dust.
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.