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Courage: The Backbone of Leadership

Sprache: Englisch.
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In Courage , Gus Lee captures the essential component of leadership in measurable behaviors. Using actual stories from Whirlpool, Kaiser Permanente, IntegWare, WorldCom and other organizations, Lee shows how highly successful executives face and over … weiterlesen

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Titel: Courage: The Backbone of Leadership
Autor/en: Gus Lee, Diane Elliott-Lee

ISBN: 0787981370
EAN: 9780787981372
Sprache: Englisch.

Januar 2006 - gebunden - 220 Seiten


"Gus Lee, in this well-written and useful book, demystifies courage and reveals what it is made of: integrity, competence, and good judgment."
-Warren Bennis, distinguished professor of business, University of Southern California

"When it comes to leadership, Gus Lee has walked the walk and talked the talk. Now in his latest book, he offers all of us who call ourselves leaders a primer on how to gain and maintain in ourselves and our organizations that critical element that makes the difference-courage!"
-H. Norman Schwarzkopf, General, U.S. Army, Retired

"The philosophy and intuitions within Courage apply well to any enterprise in which great difficulties and failure loom and fear is the typical response-including, for this reader, the writing of novels. May we continue to be reminded often why 'character' is what we must establish clearly from the beginning and then keep vital and fresh."
-Amy Tan, author, The Joy Luck Club, The Bonesetter's Daughter, and Saving Fish From Drowning

"Courage carries a ringing message about the power and the obligation for leaders to take a stand for doing the right thing the right way. In an ever more complex world, this message should resonate in each of us, leaders large and small."
-Michael D. Thieneman, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Whirlpool Corporation

"I have always enjoyed developing good managers into great leaders. Courage is a superb tool to accomplish that goal. It actually brought tears to my eyes, and I am going to give a copy to my son."
-John Gerdelman, chairman, Intelliden Corporation

"Great thanks to Gus Lee for this powerful book about courage that he so correctly calls the backbone of leadership. It is a splendid gem with essential wisdom for everyone, but especially for leaders of character on the battlefield, in the marketplace, in our communities, or for anyone who needs to, as he says, cross the river, to make a positive difference."
-Fred M. Franks, Four-Star General, U.S. Army, Retired; coauthor with Tom Clancy, Into the Storm: A Study in Command; Commanding General, VII Corps, Desert Storm





Chapter 1 Chris' Story

Chapter 2 Seeking Courageous Core Values

Chapter 3 Moving Deeper (and Higher) Into Values and Ethics

Chapter 4 Chris' Story Comes to a Close

Chapter 5 Coda: Applying Courageous Core Values at Whirlpool


Chapter 6 Courageous Communication

Chapter 7 The Courageous Communication Model

Chapter 8 Courageous Feedback

Chapter 9 Courage by Example

Chapter 10 Courageous Leadership

Chapter 11 Three Acts of Courageous Leadership

Chapter 12 Courageous Problem Solving: The Black Box

Chapter 13 Using Courageous Communication from the Bottom-Up

Part Three Growing Your Courage

Chapter 14 Everyday Habits That Build Courage

Chapter 15 Your Character Quotient

Chapter 16 The Courage to Change

List of Exhibits & Tools



"...his advice is valuable...is welcome." ( Publishers Weekly , December 12, 2005)
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