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Arnold, Frank
What makes great leaders great : management lessons from icons who changed the world / Frank Arnold
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HD57.7 .A765 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Leadership -- Case studies
Executives -- Case studies
Management -- Case studies
Organizational behavior -- Management
Management -- Philosophy
Management -- Psychological aspects
Management -- Moral and ethical aspects
Physical Description xxii, 297 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-273) and index
Contents Pt. 1, Managing organizations: -- Harness the power of a business mission : learning from Bill Gates -- Create customer value : learning from Lou Gerstner -- Make effective decisions : learning from Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. -- Recognize the true nature of the problem : learning from M. C. Escher -- Make the right compromise : learning from King Solomon -- Just do it! Keep fine-tuning the right strategy : learning from Phil Knight -- Structure your organization around the customer: learning from Michael Dell -- Be productive : learning from Frederick Winslow Taylor -- Demand effective management : learning from Warren Buffett -- Understand profit, strive for independence : learning from Coco Chanel -- Harness information : learning from Paul Julius Reuter -- Understand your sphere of action : learning from James Wilson -- Recognize inflection points and utilize performance indicators : learning from Andy Grove -- Secure feedback : learning from James Watt,
Pt. II, Managing innovation: -- Implement ideas : learning from Steve Jobs -- Remember, innovations are rarely welcomed with open arms : learning from Gustave Eiffel -- Question every assumption : learning from Nicolaus Copernicus -- Innovate systematically : learning from Thomas Edison -- Exploit success : learning from Dietrich Mateschitz -- Practice purposeful abandonment : learning from Herbert von Karajan -- Practice creative destruction : learning from Joseph Schumpeter -- Combine existing know-how with other knowledge to create something new : learning from Ettore Bugatti -- Exploit opportunities arising from new technologies : learning from Larry Page -- Recognize the future that has already happened : learning from Ray Kroc
Pt. III, Managing people: -- Focus on a single objective : learning from Michelangelo -- Create a perfect whole : learning from Simon Rattle -- Be results driven : learning from Michael Schumacher -- Draw on your strengths : learning from Albert Einstein -- Manage by objectives : learning from Gustav Mahler -- Plan meticulously : learning from Napoleon Bonaparte -- Be true to your own values : learning from Winston Churchill -- Surround yourself with good people : learning from Jack Welch -- Create a culture of effectiveness : learning from Herb Kelleher -- Nurture and develop people : learning from David Packard -- Invest in training : learning from Alexander von Humboldt -- Seek wise dialogue partners : learning from Camille Pissarro and Paul C├ęzanne -- Clearly define jobs and assignments : learning from general George Patton -- Establish effective cooperation : learning from Joe Biden -- Recognize the most important promotion : learning from Barack Obama -- Embody integrity : learning from general George Marshall -- Harness the potential of women : learning from Hillary Clinton -- Make clever use of your time : learning from Stephen Hawking -- Perfect your own working methods : learning from Benjamin Franklin -- Create trust : learning from Levi Strauss -- Make a life plan : what will your most important contribution be? Learning from Peter F. Drucker -- Be demanding of yourself and strive for perfection : learning from Giuseppe Verdi -- Find meaning, then use it! Learning from Viktor Frankl -- Harness the power of discipline : learning from Thomas Mann -- Motivate yourself : learning from Roger Federer -- Derive enjoyment from your profession : learning from Leonard Bernstein -- Think constructively : learning from Niki Lauda -- Act responsibly : learning from Hippocrates -- Foster creativity all life long : learning from Pablo Picasso -- Assume responsibility : learning from Harry Truman -- Look after yourself : learning from Jamie Oliver -- Commit yourself to more than just your own wellbeing : learning from Muhammad Yunus
Summary It doesn't matter what your field of expertise is, whom you know, or how educated you are. If you have powerful management skills, you will succeed; if you don't, you'll hit the ceiling sooner rather than later. In What Makes Great Leaders Great, bestselling author and leadership expert Frank Arnold gathers 56 icons from various fields--from business and sports to politics and pop culture--to reveal the specific management skills they used to reach the top. For every line of work or personal goal, effectively applying these management skills will lead to ultimate success. All the people in this remarkably diverse group figured out what they needed to know to manage their rise to the top--and executed it with superb skill... -- Book Description

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