A Passion for Leadership Book

A Passion for Leadership


  • Author : Robert M. Gates
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-01-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307949646

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A Passion for Leadership Excerpt :

Having led change successfully at three sprawling, monumental organizations—the CIA, Texas A&M University, and the Department of Defense—Robert M. Gates offers the ultimate insider's look at how leaders can transform large organizations and companies. For many Americans, bureaucracy and corporate structure are code words for inertia. Gates knows that it doesn't have to be that way. With stunning clarity, he shares how simple plans, faithfully executed, can cut through the mire of bureaucracy to reform organizational culture. And he shows that great leaders listen and respond to their teams and embrace the power of compromise. Using the full weight of his wisdom, candor, and devotion to duty, he empowers leaders at any level to effectively implement his leadership strategies.

A Passion for Leadership Book

A Passion for Leadership


  • Author : Robert M. Gates
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2016-01-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307959492

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A Passion for Leadership Excerpt :

From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoir Duty, a characteristically direct, informed, and urgent assessment of why big institutions are failing us and how smart, committed leadership can effect real improvement regardless of scale. Across the realms of civic and private enterprise alike, bureaucracies vitally impact our security, freedoms, and everyday life. With so much at stake, competence, efficiency, and fiscal prudence are essential, yet Americans know these institutions fall short. Many despair that they are too big and too hard to reform. Robert Gates disagrees. Having led change successfully at three monumental organizations—the CIA, Texas A&M University, and the Department of Defense—he offers us the ultimate insider’s look at how major bureaus, organizations, and companies can be transformed, which is by turns heartening and inspiring and always instructive. With practical, nuanced advice on tailoring reform to the operative culture (we see how Gates worked within the system to increase diversity at Texas A&M); effecting change within committees; engaging the power of compromise (“In the real world of bureaucratic institutions, you almost never get all you want when you want it”); and listening and responding to your team, Gates brings the full weight of his wisdom, candor, and devotion to civic duty to inspire others to lead desperately needed change.

A Passion for Leadership Book

A Passion for Leadership


  • Author : Robert M. Gates
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-01-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307959508

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A Passion for Leadership Excerpt :

From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoir Duty, a characteristically direct, informed, and urgent assessment of why big institutions are failing us and how smart, committed leadership can effect real improvement regardless of scale. Across the realms of civic and private enterprise alike, bureaucracies vitally impact our security, freedoms, and everyday life. With so much at stake, competence, efficiency, and fiscal prudence are essential, yet Americans know these institutions fall short. Many despair that they are too big and too hard to reform. Robert Gates disagrees. Having led change successfully at three monumental organizations—the CIA, Texas A&M University, and the Department of Defense—he offers us the ultimate insider’s look at how major bureaus, organizations, and companies can be transformed, which is by turns heartening and inspiring and always instructive. With practical, nuanced advice on tailoring reform to the operative culture (we see how Gates worked within the system to increase diversity at Texas A&M); effecting change within committees; engaging the power of compromise (“In the real world of bureaucratic institutions, you almost never get all you want when you want it”); and listening and responding to your team, Gates brings the full weight of his wisdom, candor, and devotion to civic duty to inspire others to lead desperately needed change.

A Passion for Position  eBook  Book

A Passion for Position eBook


  • Author : Afrika Mhlophe
  • Publisher : Struik Christian Media
  • Release Date : 2018-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781415340721

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A Passion for Position eBook Excerpt :

Afrika Mhlophe tackles the timely issue of leadership and how it can be misused in today’s society. He turns us back to the true definition of godly leadership, as defined by the Lord, reminding leaders that their purpose is to serve.

Leadership for Older Adults Book
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Leadership for Older Adults


  • Author : Sandra A. Cusack
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135062255

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Leadership for Older Adults Excerpt :

This study tells the tale of two retirement organizations that reflect common leadership issues throughout the western world, issues that are emerging in many developing countries and have yet to be experienced in others. Wherever rapid population ageing is coupled with a view of old people as useless and a burden, challenging questions arise: how do we develop the resources and leadership potential of our ageing population? How do we turn old age from an expensive wasteland into a fertile period of growth and development?

Passion for Excellence Book

Passion for Excellence


  • Author : Thomas J. Peters
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003-11
  • Genre: Development leadership
  • Pages : 437
  • ISBN 10 : 1861975899

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Passion for Excellence Excerpt :

In this internationally bestselling sequel to the classic business book In Search of Excellence, Tom Peters and Nancy Austin reveal the secrets of a management revolution. The authors show how by mixing attention to detail with values, vision and integrity, you can achieve long-term excellence. The heart and soul of the management revolution is leadership which mixes tough-mindedness with tenderness, enabling every employee to take possession of their own achievements, and which demands that each person becomes an innovative contributor to the company's success. Dedicated to imaginative leaders everywhere, this book is for all concerned about the pursuit of excellence in the business world and in public service.

The EQ Leader Book

The EQ Leader


  • Author : Steven J. Stein
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-04-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119349013

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The EQ Leader Excerpt :

A roadmap to success for tomorrow's leaders The EQ Leader provides an evidence-based model for exceptional leadership, and a four-pillar roadmap for real-world practice. Data collected from thousands of the world's best leaders—and their subordinates—reveals the keys to success: authenticity, coaching, insight, and innovation. By incorporating these methods into their everyday workflow, these leaders have propelled their teams to heights great enough to highlight the divide between successful and not-so-successful leadership. This book shows you how to put these key factors to work in your own practice, with clear examples and concrete steps for improving skills and competencies. New data from the author's own research into executive functioning describes the neurological aspects of leadership, and a deep look at the leaders of tomorrow delves into the fundamental differences that set them apart—and fuel their achievement. Leadership is changing, both in look and practice; strictly authoritative approaches are quickly losing ground as today's workers discover the power of collaboration and the importance of interpersonal awareness. This book provides step-by-step guidance for leading from within this space, with evidence-based approaches for success. Lead authentically to inspire and motivate others Support employee's needs and nurture development Communicate with purpose, meaning, and vision Foster ingenuity, imagination, and autonomous thinking An organization's success rests on the backs of its leadership. At all levels, true leadership is about much more than management and task distribution—it's about commitment, collaboration, nurturing talent, developing skills, fostering relationships, and so much more. The EQ Leader integrates the essential factors of successful leadership into a concrete blueprint for the future's leaders.

Commanding Excellence Book

Commanding Excellence


  • Author : Gary Morton
  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626344495

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Commanding Excellence Excerpt :

Truly engaging people is not about commanding them to do something; it is about getting them to command themselves to do it. West Point distinguished graduate Gary Morton knows how to deliver exceptional results while doing just that. As a platoon leader and tank commander in Army Task Force 4-68 and, later, as a young vice president at medical device manufacturer Stryker, Morton learned under two legendary leaders who, despite different styles, followed nearly the same steps to achieve results most considered unattainable. In only a year, Task Force 4-68’s commander, Lt. Colonel Alfred L. Dibella, turned one of the Army’s poorest performing units into the most lethal, combat-ready task force in the US Army. In simulated-combat missions at the grueling National Training Center, Dibella’s task force defeated the constantly triumphant OPFOR in every battle. This feat has never been repeated. Generals and commanders at every level sought to understand how this unit did the impossible. When John W. Brown became CEO of Stryker, it was a boutique medical device firm with a few innovative products and $17 million in sales. Under Brown’s extraordinary leadership it evolved into a $4 billion market leader feared by competitors and highly regarded by healthcare professionals. Stryker accomplished this remarkable run by securing 20-percent earnings growth every quarter, every year—for twenty-eight years. Again, this is a feat experts believed unachievable. ​By explaining the ingredients of these two leaders' secret sauce, Morton lays the foundation for current and future leaders to ensure their own teams excellence.

Passion   Purpose Book

Passion Purpose


  • Author : John Coleman
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781422162668

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Passion Purpose Excerpt :

Provides an overview of the big issues in the business world today, with firsthand accounts from young leaders tasked with tackling these issues head on.

Ignite the Passion   A Guide to Motivational Leadership Book

Ignite the Passion A Guide to Motivational Leadership


  • Author : Peter A. Laporta
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2003-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410728418

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Ignite the Passion A Guide to Motivational Leadership Excerpt :

Ignite the Passion is not your ordinary business guide. There are no theories or doctrines to learn. There are no boring graphs that make no sense. It is not written by a disconnected corporate icon or a professor of sociology. Ignite the Passion is written by a leader, for a leader. Peter A. LaPorta is a twenty year veteran of leadership, having personally motivated thousands of employees to reach new heights. He has been a beacon of light to many, clearing the fog for a path towards their destinations. Ignite the Passion is filled with practical knowledge you can apply today. Sharing his many years of experience, Peter brings it all together with real examples of applied usage. Story after story will keep you turning the page as your motivation builds. Peter takes you on a journey from manager to leader, dull interest to full passion. From the moment you open the book, you will open your mind to endless possibilities. Come along for the ride and you won't be disappointed. Ignite the passion today.

7 Principles of Transformational Leadership Book

7 Principles of Transformational Leadership


  • Author : Hugh Blane
  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Release Date : 2017-05-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632659101

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7 Principles of Transformational Leadership Excerpt :

In the world of work, the single greatest asset of successful individuals, teams, and organizations is their mindset—what happens in between their ears. It’s not the corporate strategy, the sales compensation plan, or the market segments they’re pursuing. It is what each leader, team member, and employee chooses to focus on, believe, and create for themselves and others. 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership presents the fundamental concepts whose implementation will result in dramatic revenue, performance, and relationship growth. Specifically, leaders will learn to: Live their professional and personal lives with unbridled purpose and passion. Execute strategic priorities more effectively and with accelerated results. Retain the brightest and best talent. Have employees, key stakeholders, and managers enthusiastically follow them. Be exemplars of innovation, growth, and positive mindsets. Cascade excellence throughout their organizations. You may have employees with all the talent in the world, but you’ll never achieve remarkable results until you change your employees’ mindset. 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership will help you convert your human potential into accelerated business results.

A Passion to Lead Book

A Passion to Lead


  • Author : Jim Calhoun
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2007-10-02
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429920926

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A Passion to Lead Excerpt :

Motivation...Success...Leadership...Passion. Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jim Calhoun shares his secrets for success for the first time ever. Coach Jim Calhoun is one of the most successful coaches in college basketball history. Having sent countless players to the NBA, Coach Calhoun is known for producing not just great athletes but great human beings. He is both an exceptional leader and self-made man whose ability to motivate and inspire young men is unsurpassed. In A Passion to Lead, he shares the fundamental principles that have allowed him to have an impact on so many. When he took command of the Connecticut Huskies, the team had had a losing record for five straight seasons. In twenty-one years of leadership, Calhoun has transformed a middling regional program into a national powerhouse with two NCAA championships. But what makes Coach Calhoun such an excellent leader? How did he take a program with a modest tradition and turn it into a national champ and perennial title contender? What is his management style? What are his motivational techniques? Calhoun reveals them here and includes anecdotes about his life as a coach, family man, and, ultimately, a teacher--as well as the following key principles: *Win Every Day: Talent determines what you can do in life. Motivation determines what you decide to do. Attitude determines how well you do it. *Standards, Then Victories: To build a winning organization, establish a culture of winning and make everyone accountable. Out of high standards come victories. *Tough Love: Pushing is only half the equation. Individuals perform best when they feel good about themselves. *And much more. A Passion to Lead is for all those who are serious about making their dreams a reality. It's a motivational tool for achieving success both at work and in life, and it can help turn any adversity into an advantage.

Liberating Passion Book

Liberating Passion


  • Author : Omar Khan
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2008-03-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105134499156

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Liberating Passion Excerpt :

I’ve long believed that market need and competency must have the catalyst of passion if a company is to have a competitive advantage. Omar Khan and Paul B. Brown practice what they preach and tear into the liberation of passion with raw gusto and exhilarating energy. Reading this book gives leaders the opportunity to improve the power of their assets several-fold without a penny of capital investment. If that doesn't impassion you, nothing will. Alan Weiss, Ph.D. Author, Million Dollar Consulting Finally, a solid business book with practical advice to produce life-changing and profit-making results. Liberating passion by strengthening relationships throughout an organization has been one of the most neglected areas in business literature. But no more! As the authors state, passion IS natural and when it is liberated, outstanding results soon follow. The business world today is so thoroughly global, you need ideas and inspiration from vast global experience. Omar Khan and Sensei International are world-class in helping leaders and teams emotionally engage each other, releasing productive passion and focusing it for powerful results. If you want to upgrade your leadership and uplift your team, this is the book to show you how. Ron Kaufman Author, UP Your Service! Chairman, UP Your Service! College Omar Khan and Paul B. Brown bring clarity and focus to the issue that many businesses overlook—people. Any business without its people would cease to exist. Time and again, I have seen otherwise great leaders brought down by poor leadership development skills. Here Omar draws on his experience in engaging leaders and teams across the world and in collaboration with the ever insightful Paul Brown distills the essence of the real value behind great teams, great talent and great leadership. In an otherwise abstract genre, they bring transformative and skillfully applicable ideas straight into the executive and management suite. Sam Moon CEO, DNMstrategies Limited Managing D

Leading With Passion and Knowledge Book

Leading With Passion and Knowledge


  • Author : Nancy Fichtman Dana
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452273266

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Leading With Passion and Knowledge Excerpt :

Become the “head learner” in your school by engaging in action research! Action research can serve as a critical element in the professional development of principals, administrators, and school leaders. Award-winning author Nancy Fichtman Dana guides leaders in identifying and exploring areas of interest for principal research, including staff development, curriculum development, individual teachers, community/culture building, leadership skills, building management, and school performance. With a step-by-step approach, this resource: Helps principals develop a question, collect and analyze data, and share the results of their inquiry Includes numerous examples of actual principal inquiry Provides exercises to guide principals through their own inquiry projects

Leader by Choice Book

Leader by Choice


  • Author : Andres Valdes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Leadership
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 0999164503

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Leader by Choice Excerpt :

"Using personal stories, humor, and brutal honesty to demonstrate the power of leadership, Andres shares his journey from adopted, living in a factory, overcoming family tragedies, and arrested- to Ivy League graduate, diplomat, international leadership speaker & now author." --from back cover.