Titel: Courage: The Backbone of Leadership
Autor/en: Gus Lee, Diane Elliott-Lee
PAPERBACKSHOP UK IMPORT
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
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART ONE: BACKBONE AT THE POINT OF DECISION
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
PART TWO COURAGE IN ACTION
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
Diane Elliott-Lee is a distinguished and award-winning clinical nurse specialist.
"...his advice is valuable...is welcome." ( Publishers Weekly , December 12, 2005)