Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun

Author: Wess Roberts
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780446535496
Release Date: 2007-10-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Explains how the legendary military commander's principles of leadership can be applied to contemporary business situations in the '90s.

Victory Secrets of Attila the Hun

Author: Wess Roberts
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307822536
Release Date: 2012-06-20
Genre: Business & Economics

This sequel to Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun goes beyond the first book's focus on individual leadership and applies Attila's wisdom and lessons to the challenges of leadership in organizations. As essential for business managers and leaders as its now classic predecessor.

Leadership Secrets of the Rogue Warrior

Author: Richard Marcinko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671036751
Release Date: 1998-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Richard Marcinko's explosive #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography, "Rogue Warrior, " and four blockbuster "Rogue Warrior" novels have earned him fame for his raucous, no-holds-barred style. Now, blasting other business guides out of the water, Marcinko draws on his remarkable experience as a Navy commando and creator of the legendary SEAL TEAM SIX to apply his Ten Commandments of Special Warfare to the challenges of business and everyday life. A sampling: I will always lead you from the front, not the rear. I shall punish thy bodies because the more thou sweetest in training, the less thou bleedest in combat. Verily thou art not paid for thy methods, but for thy results, by which meaneth thou shalt kill shine enemy by any means available before he killeth you. Using his own war stories, plus case studies of Fortune 500 companies and smaller businesses, Marcinko now clarifies the simple-- but profound-- leadership principles that have made him an extraordinary success, both in and out of the military.

The Leadership Secrets of Genghis Khan

Author: John Man
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409045588
Release Date: 2010-10-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Genghis Khan is history's greatest conqueror. As a teenager he was an outcast fleeing enemies on a mountain in northern Mongolia, an exile, a nobody. Yet it took only twenty years for Genghis to build the largest land empire in history - four times the size of Alexander's, twice the size of Rome's. How did he do it? What lessons does his life reveal about the nature of leadership? What is 'greatness' in leadership? What traits did Genghis possess exactly? Were they unique, or might some apply in other times and other places - even here and today? In Leadership Secrets of Genghis Khan, John Man re-examines the life of Genghis Khan to discover the qualities, characteristics and strategies that made him the great leader that he was. The answers are sometimes surprising. Genghis was far from just the tyrant that history records, but rather a leader of exceptional vision and modernity. And many of the secrets of his success are as valuable and applicable in today's competitive business world as they were in rallying the Mongol hordes.

Make It So Leadership Lessons from Star Trek The Next Generation

Author: Wess Roberts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439108284
Release Date: 1996-08-01
Genre: Fiction

T he fast-changing business world of today is far different from just a few years ago. Success in today's marketplace requires new leadership techniques, new thinking, and an eye on the future . . . . In Make It So: Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation®, Wess Roberts and coauthor Bill Ross take their inspiration from today's most striking and most popular vision of the future -- Star Trek -- an unprecedented television, feature film and publishing phenomenon. From the top-rated television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Roberts and Ross find a new symbol for successful leadership: Captain Jean-Luc Picard. As entertaining as it is useful, Make It So captures the mythos of Star Trek: The Next Generation as it delivers dramatically rich lessons on leadership, including the importance of the ability to focus on a single "mission," effective communication, teamwork, honor . . . and other important concepts. The examples are taken from the on-screen adventures of Captain Picard and the Starship EnterpriseTM, but the lessons and the benefits are real -- and can be applied to everyday situations where the goal is the kind of high-performance organization embodied by the crew of the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM 1701-D. Sure to appeal to Star Trek enthusiasts and serious students of leadership alike, Make It So is the most exciting business book on the shelves -- the one book that shows the future of modern leadership while giving managers the tools they need for success today!

Straight A s Never Made Anybody Rich

Author: Wess Roberts
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 0060923032
Release Date: 1992-04-01
Genre: Psychology

A direct approach to gaining personal success discusses the attributes of high achievers, arguing that academic achievement and wealth do not guarantee personal satisfaction

It Takes More Than a Carrot and a Stick

Author: Wess Roberts
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740719084
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

Identifies fifteen types of difficult co-workers and bosses and includes strategies for getting along with each one.

Who Moved My Soap

Author: Andy Borowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439129738
Release Date: 2009-08-25
Genre: Humor

Attention, CEOs: Finally, a book you don't have to cook! If you're a CEO who's just been caught, this is the book you won't want to be caught without. Who Moved My Soap? The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison is loaded with helpful tips, including: • How to go from "bitch" to "boss" in one week or less • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Prisoners • Complete prison-slang/corporate-speak glossary • Prison cell feng shui • How to avoid getting back-stabbed -- literally • The Zagat guide to fine prison dining

A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories

Author: Matthew Lynch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136589034
Release Date: 2012-03-22
Genre: Education

Educational administrators know that leadership requires hundreds of judgments each day that require a sensitivity and understanding of various leadership strategies. Bridging the gap between the academic and practical world, A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories provides an exploration of ten dominant leadership strategies to give school leaders a solid basis in theory and practical application. Demonstrating the advantages and drawbacks of each theory, readers are encouraged to discover the most appropriate strategy, or combination of strategies, that will best enable their school to achieve positive results. Each Chapter Includes: Introductory vignettes grounding the leadership theory in practice Discussion of the history, development, and utility of the strategy Research findings for further exploration of the theory End-of-chapter questions and activities designed to connect theory to practice This book is essential reading for aspiring and practicing school leaders who wish to have a better understanding of their leadership role. Providing a focused, up-to-date introduction to the current themes and dimensions of educational leadership, A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories presents all the tools necessary to analyze and implement effective leadership in readers’ own settings.

Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute

Author: Ken Blanchard
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781609943424
Release Date: 2001-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute tells the story of a young manager whose attempts to turn his troubled company around through traditional top-down, command-and-control management are failing. Reluctantly, he contacts an expert in empowerment, even though he feels like he's already tried that too. Step by step, the expert helps him understand why his past and present efforts have fallen short and exactly what he needs to do to create an empowered workforce. The process as it unfolds is complex, paradoxical and counterintuitive -but well worth the effort. The new introduction dispels the notion that empowerment is a bygone fad. No matter what its name, the essential concept-that organizations can achieve extraordinary results by recognizing and taking advantage of the skills, experience, and knowledge already existing in the organization-will always be relevant. The new epilogue describes obstacles companies have encountered and overcome and outlines empowerment strategies that have proved successful during the fifteen years the authors have been consulting, researching, and refining these concepts. Although sometimes arduous, the journey to empowerment is well worth making. In fact, unleashing the power of people in an organization may be the only way to continue to do business in a competitive, complicated marketplace.

George Washington On Leadership

Author: Richard Brookhiser
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780465012442
Release Date: 2009-04-14
Genre: History

In 1799, at the end of George Washington's long life and illustrious career, the politician Henry Lee eulogized him as: “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” Esteemed historian Richard Brookhiser now adds to this list, “First in leadership,” examining the lessons to be learned from our first president, first commander-in-chief, and founding CEO. With wit and skill, Brookhiser expertly anatomizes true leadership with lessons from Washington's three spectacularly successful careers as an executive: general, president, and tycoon. In every area of endeavor, Washington maximized his strengths and overcame his flaws. Brookhiser shows how one man's struggles and successes two centuries ago can serve as a model—and an inspiration—for leaders today.

American Warrior

Author: Brig. Gen. John C. "Doc" Bahnsen Jr. USA
Publisher: Citadel
ISBN: 9780806537740
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Brigadier General John C. "Doc" Bahnsen, Jr. One of America's most decorated soldiers in the Vietnam War. The ultimate warrior who engaged the enemy from nearly every type of aircraft and armored vehicle in the Army's inventory. An expert strategist who developed military tactics later adopted as doctrine. A revered leader ready to plunge into the thick of battle with his bare hands... From Fort Knox to the front lines, accounts of Doc's brilliance in time of war became the stuff of legend--stories that are told with reverence to this day, inspiring raw recruits as well as America's future leaders. Now, drawing on his own recollections, as well as those of the men who fought beside him, Doc Bahnsen gives a full, uncensored account of his astonishing war record--and an unforgettable ground-level view of the day-to-day realities of serving one's country. "Spellbinding. . .a must-read."--Thomas E. White, Jr.,18th Secretary of the Army "Uncensored, raw, and striking. . .I recommend it highly."--General Barry R. McCaffrey "Packed with heaps of heroism, courage, sacrifice, controvery--and a dash of humor."--Major General James L. Dozier "This book explodes like a hand grenade. Be ready for a hell of a read!"--Lieutenant General Hank Emerson **Main Selection of the Military Book Club**

Escape from Management Hell

Author: Robert Dean Gilbreath
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1881052265
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

These fascinating fables reflect encounters familiar to everyone in business and shatter common myths about innovation, control, leadership, and consensus building. Managers at every level can use the insights to transform the hell of modern management into resources for creativity, courage, and lasting change. Line drawings.

Protect Your Achilles Heel

Author: Wess Roberts
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
ISBN: 0836252861
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Business & Economics

Drawing on the legend of Achilles and his skill on the battlefield, the bestselling author of "Atilla the Hun" presents a book about overcoming character flaws that lead to lower productivity and create a hostile workplace environment.

Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks

Author: August Turak
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231535229
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Genre: Business & Economics

August Turak is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award-winning author who attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey for seventeen years. As a frequent monastic guest, he learned firsthand from the monks as they grew an incredibly successful portfolio of businesses. Service and selflessness are at the heart of the 1,500-year-old monastic tradition’s remarkable business success. It is an ancient though immensely relevant economic model that preserves what is positive and productive about capitalism while transcending its ethical limitations and internal contradictions. Combining vivid case studies from his thirty-year business career with intimate portraits of the monks at work, Turak shows how Trappist principles can be successfully applied to a variety of secular business settings and to our personal lives as well. He demonstrates that monks and people like Warren Buffett are wildly successful not despite their high principles but because of them. Turak also introduces other “transformational organizations” that share the crucial monastic business strategies so critical for success.