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Good leaders learn : lessons from lifetimes of leadership

Author: Gerard H Seijts
Publisher: New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. ©2014
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard H Seijts
ISBN: 9780415659765 0415659760 9780415659772 0415659779
OCLC Number: 800036117
Description: xxxi, 377 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Leadership Character --
3. Learning to Lead --
4. The Interviews --
5. You Have to Be Able to Communicate and Then Be an Example / John Furlong --
6. No Task Is Insignificant for Making a Family, a Community, or a Corporation Better / N.R. Narayana Murthy --
7. I Am a Better Leader When I Can Represent That in Which I Believe, and for Which My Passion Is Sincere, My Understanding Is Complete, and My Commitment Is Personal / Elyse Allan --
8. It is Critical That Leaders Understand the Concepts of Duty and Obligation / Daniel Akerson --
9. I'm a Big Believer That If You Don't Want to Be Criticized, Then Say Nothing, Do Nothing, and Be Nothing / Cassie Campbell-Pascall --
10. Roll up Your Sleeves and Work Shoulder to Shoulder with Others / Barbara Stymiest. 11. There Are Very Few Things in Life That You Can Control, but the One Thing That You Have Absolute Control Over Is the Quality of Your Own Effort / Rahul Bhardwaj --
12. Knowing When to Leave and Do Something Different Is One of the Hardest Things for a Leader to Do / Carol Stephenson --
13. I Learned It's Not Good Enough to Be Right-People Have to Buy Into Your Vision / Michael Deane Harris --
14. Life Is a Blackboard That You Cannot Erase / Arkadi Kuhlmann --
15. I Didn't Have Time to Think About Courage or Where to Find Courage-You Just Have It / Linda Hasenfratz --
16. Don't Underestimate the Value of Your Early Career Moves-You Can't Make up Lost Time / Stephen Snyder --
17. Care With Your Heart, Concentrate Your Heart, Relax Your Heart, and Open Your Heart / John Cheh. 18. Learn to Accept Accountability and the Consequences of Failure: Leadership and Accountability Are Inseparable / Michael McCain --
19. People That Mind Don't Matter and People That Matter Don't Mind / Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw --
20. I Always Felt That My Strongest Role Was as the Voice Whispering in Somebody's Ear / Michael Shindler --
21. If You Have the Illusion That You Can Do Everything Well, God Help You-It Is Going to Be a Disaster / Chaviva Hosek --
22. There's Credit in Mission Accomplishment-Don't Bring Back Excuses / Lt. G. Russel L. Honore, USA, Ret --
23. I Constantly Learn Lessons About Letting Go / Robert Bell --
24. I Like To Think People Think I Stand for Something / Eileen Mercier --
25. Leaders Tend to Be People of Broad Interests and Knowledge / Purdy Crawford. 26. Trust Is Built on Behavior, Not on What We Say the Values Are / Charles Brindamour --
27. You Have to Create Not Only a Network, but Also a System Through Which Information Can Flow / Amit Chakma --
28. Coming From a Long Line of Leaders, I Was Raised to Be a Leader / Jody Wilson-Raybould (Puglaas) --
29. Reach for the Stars-But Keep Your Feet Firmly Planted on the Ground / Gautam Thapar --
30. There Are Two Things in Life You Should Not Let Go-Your Values and Your Family / Umran Beba --
31. If You Are Not Creative in Getting Solutions and You Limit Your Expectations and Outcomes, Your Are Not Going to Change the World / Antoni Cimolino --
32. If You Are Not Working for People Who Inspire You, Who Are You Working for? / Sukhinder Singh Cassidy. 33. The More I Learn, the More Exciting My Life Is and the More Opportunities That I See / Dennis ("Chip") Wilson --
34. There Is No Individual Who Is Ever Bigger Than the Team / George Cope --
35. I Went Into Public Life Because I Felt That Was the Place That I Could Make the Biggest Contribution / The Right Honourable Paul Martin --
36. Reflections on the Interviews --
37. Conclusions on Learning to Lead --
38. Leadership Insights for the Next Generation of Leaders.
Responsibility: Gerard Seijts.
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"I believe that what differentiates those who succeed in life from those who don't is the ability to learn. I have found that nowhere is this truer than in leadership. Leadership must be learned, Read more...

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