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From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoiraDuty,a characteristically direct, informed, and urgent assessment of why big institutions are failing us and how smart, committed leadership can effect real improvement regardless of scale. Across the realms of civic and private enterprise alike, bureaucracies vitally impact our security, freedoms, and everyday life. With so much at stake, competence, efficiency, and fiscal prudence are essential, yet Americans know these institutions fall short. Many despair that they are too big and too hard to reform. Robert Gates disagrees. Having led change successfully at three monumental organizations-the CIA, Texas A&M University, and the Department of Defense-he offers us the ultimate insider's look at how major bureaus, organizations, and companies can be transformed, which is by turns heartening and inspiring and always instructive. With practical, nuanced advice on tailoring reform to the operative culture (we see how Gates worked within the system to increase diversity at Texas A&M); effecting change within committees; engaging the power of compromise (oIn the real world of bureaucratic institutions, you almost never get all you want when you want ito); and listening and responding to your team, Gates brings the full weight of his wisdom, candor, and devotion to civic duty to inspire others to lead desperately needed change. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Robert M. Gates
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2017
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307949646

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A Passion for Leadership by Robert Gates | Summary & Analysis Preview: A Passion for Leadership is an advice manual for those who want to enact reform from a position of leadership in a bureaucratic organization. It also examines the challenges of reforming public sector institutions in the United States and some of the related experiences of Robert Gates, the author. For the determined leader, reform is possible in any organization, especially if a leader sets goals and applies a clear strategy to meet those goals. Reform is even possible in the federal government so long as the leader of a bureaucracy is sufficiently determined to achieve it and to make a lasting impression. Reform requires that leaders… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of A Passion for Leadership: · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread
Release: 2016-02-23
File: 35 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781945048012

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The business world has been witnessing volatile changes during the recent years. Organizations are besieged with demands, like never before. This scenario throws up multifarious and complex challenges for leaders who not only need to focus on the present but also possess foresight to envision far into the future. While it is incumbent for leaders to be more prudent and resilient to take care of their own growth, ardently engaging those whom they lead is also of equal significance. In this backdrop leaders need to inhale, exude and infuse intrinsic passion in themselves and others. What it Takes to be a Leader with Passion offers lucid and time-tested help to leaders, goading them to practice core values, upbeat attitudes and demonstrable competencies, while aligning themselves and their teams to deliver organizational objectives. The author has coherently weaved 33 pearls of passion, which can adorn the growth library of leaders, irrespective of where they are positioned in the organizational hierarchy. This offering provides leaders with incisive anecdotes and elegant models that are drawn from the huge reservoir of experiences gainfully acquired while partnering with multitude of corporate entities. These real-time stories and classics, enthuse the readers to relate, reflect and transform their ways of being. What it Takes to be a Leader with Passion is just the kind of book that leaders would love to grab, read, internalize and apply for enduring success and happiness, at work.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Udayakumar Gopalakrishnan
Publisher: Notion Press
Release: 2016-10-11
File: 386 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781945825712

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Randy Grieser presents 10 key insights for building and leading a thriving organization. Writing for leaders everywhere, he inspires, motivates, and explains how to make each insight a reality in your organization.

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Genre: Delegation
Author: Randy Grieser
Publisher:
Release: 2018-04-16
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: 1988617006

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Afrika Mhlophe tackles the timely issue of leadership and how it can be misused in today’s society. He turns us back to the true definition of godly leadership, as defined by the Lord, reminding leaders that their purpose is to serve.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Afrika Mhlophe
Publisher: Struik Christian Media
Release: 2018-11
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781415340721

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In this internationally bestselling sequel to the classic business book In Search of Excellence, Tom Peters and Nancy Austin reveal the secrets of a management revolution. The authors show how by mixing attention to detail with values, vision and integrity, you can achieve long-term excellence. The heart and soul of the management revolution is leadership which mixes tough-mindedness with tenderness, enabling every employee to take possession of their own achievements, and which demands that each person becomes an innovative contributor to the company's success. Dedicated to imaginative leaders everywhere, this book is for all concerned about the pursuit of excellence in the business world and in public service.

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Genre: Development leadership
Author: Thomas J. Peters
Publisher:
Release: 2003-11
File: 437 Pages
ISBN-13: 1861975899

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Provides an overview of the big issues in the business world today, with firsthand accounts from young leaders tasked with tackling these issues head on.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: John Coleman
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Release: 2012
File: 296 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781422162668

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'I recommend the book as an inspiration to those who are looking for the words that express what they may already do (or will do in the future!) for these well known writers have world wide experience in recognising and knowing what it is that makes the passionate leader' - International Journal of Educational Management 'This is a very interesting collection of chapters on leadership...Each chapter is written with verve and conviction, and it makes quite stimulating reading' - Curriculum Perspectives 'Passionate Leadership is a fantastic book by leading thinkers and doers in the education field. It takes moral purpose to new levels, and above all it puts passion in perspective. The book shows that it is not passion by itself that counts but in combination with strategies, insights and daily wisdom. Above all this is a book of action , not rhetoric.' - Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto and Special Adviser on Education to the Premier of Ontario 'How opportune that Brent Davies and Tim Brighouse have produced a book on "Passionate Leadership". As school leaders are becoming increasingly disillusioned with instrumental forms of educational reform, Davies, Brighouse and their contributors offer a new vision of leadership one that is driven by a belief that teaching is about enabling every child to reach their potential, and a conviction that schools should be places filled with joy and optimism in the pursuit of social justice. This inspiration will encourage all our leaders to take their work to a new level.' - Professor David Hopkins, HSBC iNet Chair of International Leadership, Formerly the Chief Adviser to three Secretary of States In this book, internationally recognized writers on leadership explore what makes leaders passionate about their role and their schools. The contributors show that leadership must move on from the realm of a role or job towards an energy and commitment for enhancing children's learning and children's lives. They maintain that passion must be the driving force that moves vision into action, through a range of chapters from internationally known contributors Brent Davies, Tim Brighouse, Geoff Southworth, Chris Day, John MacBeath, Andy Hargreaves, John Novak, Brain Caldwell, and Alan Flintham. What sustains and drives leaders to achieve in a changing and challenging educational environment? What maintains their passion for education and children's achievement? This book seeks to answer these questions. The book is essential for all students on leadership programs and educational professionals looking to achieve self and organisational improvement.

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Genre: Education
Author: Brent Davies
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2008-08-21
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780857026958

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The need for high-quality leadership in all areas of business and organizational activity has never been greater. A myriad of inter-linked factors mean that styles of leadership that were appropriate in the past are now no longer working. (These factors include new technologies, more questioning attitudes to authority, the arrival of the "virtual organization" with its network of contributors, and the unprecedently high expectations of customers and employees.)In Intelligent Leadership, Alan Hooper and John Potter look at how changes affect people in businesses and organizations, including through specific case studies - and propose practical ways for leaders to provide effective leadership in a quickly changing and confusing work environment. The focus is on winning hearts and minds, on leadership as an emotional and psychological commitment to the people being led, and on the idea of emotional intelligence.

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Genre: Executive ability
Author: Alan Hooper
Publisher: Century
Release: 2001
File: 222 Pages
ISBN-13: 0712684204

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The complex workings of the human body are explored in many books that define and explain human anatomy. But many people have problems finding answers to questions about the complicated world of medical specialists and other healthcare givers. How can the need for this information be met? Doctors and Company: A Dictionary of Healthcare Givers provides concise, easily understood definitions that clear up the confusion about what various medical specialists, nurses, dentists, alternative medicine practitioners, and other professionals do. This book provides information on choosing a doctor and dentist, and on alternative medicine. It includes a subject list of doctors and other health care givers and a selected bibliography. In addition, the phonetic pronunciation for each entry is provided and definitions of medical terms appear throughout the text. Doctors and Company is a quick reference source for anyone in need of uncomplicated answers about the health care community.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Peter A. Laporta
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release: 2003-05-01
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781410728418

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