A Passion for Leadership

A Passion for Leadership
Author: Robert M. Gates
Release: 2017
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307949646
Language: en
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"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 an insider's look at how major bureaus, organizations, and companies can be transformed. Gates includes 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 ("In the real world of bureaucratic institutions, you almost never get all you want when you want it"); and listening and responding to your team" (ed.).

A Passion for Leadership

A Passion for Leadership
Author: Robert Michael Gates
Release: 2016
Editor: Knopf
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9780307959492
Language: en
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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 an insider's look at how major bureaus, organizations, and companies can be transformed. Gates includes 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 ("In the real world of bureaucratic institutions, you almost never get all you want when you want it"); and listening and responding to your team.

A Passion for Leadership

A Passion for Leadership
Author: Robert M. Gates
Release: 2016-01-19
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307959508
Language: en
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From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoir Duty, 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 (“In the real world of bureaucratic institutions, you almost never get all you want when you want it”); 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.

A Passion for Position eBook

A Passion for Position  eBook
Author: Afrika Mhlophe
Release: 2018-11
Editor: Struik Christian Media
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781415340721
Language: en
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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.

The EQ Leader

The EQ Leader
Author: Steven J. Stein
Release: 2017-05
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781119349006
Language: en
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A roadmap to success for tomorrow's leaders The EQ Leader provides an evidence-based model for exceptional leadership, and a four-pillar roadmap for real-world practice. Data collected from thousands of the world's best leaders—and their subordinates—reveals the keys to success: authenticity, coaching, insight, and innovation. By incorporating these methods into their everyday workflow, these leaders have propelled their teams to heights great enough to highlight the divide between successful and not-so-successful leadership. This book shows you how to put these key factors to work in your own practice, with clear examples and concrete steps for improving skills and competencies. New data from the author's own research into executive functioning describes the neurological aspects of leadership, and a deep look at the leaders of tomorrow delves into the fundamental differences that set them apart—and fuel their achievement. Leadership is changing, both in look and practice; strictly authoritative approaches are quickly losing ground as today's workers discover the power of collaboration and the importance of interpersonal awareness. This book provides step-by-step guidance for leading from within this space, with evidence-based approaches for success. Lead authentically to inspire and motivate others Support employee's needs and nurture development Communicate with purpose, meaning, and vision Foster ingenuity, imagination, and autonomous thinking An organization's success rests on the backs of its leadership. At all levels, true leadership is about much more than management and task distribution—it's about commitment, collaboration, nurturing talent, developing skills, fostering relationships, and so much more. The EQ Leader integrates the essential factors of successful leadership into a concrete blueprint for the future's leaders.

Passion for Excellence

Passion for Excellence
Author: Thomas J. Peters,Nancy Austin
Release: 2003-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 437
ISBN: 1861975899
Language: en
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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.

Passion Purpose

Passion   Purpose
Author: John Coleman,Daniel Gulati,W. Oliver Segovia
Release: 2012
Editor: Harvard Business Press
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781422162668
Language: en
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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.

Commanding Excellence

Commanding Excellence
Author: Gary Morton
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Greenleaf Book Group
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781626344495
Language: en
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Truly engaging people is not about commanding them to do something; it is about getting them to command themselves to do it. West Point distinguished graduate Gary Morton knows how to deliver exceptional results while doing just that. As a platoon leader and tank commander in Army Task Force 4-68 and, later, as a young vice president at medical device manufacturer Stryker, Morton learned under two legendary leaders who, despite different styles, followed nearly the same steps to achieve results most considered unattainable. In only a year, Task Force 4-68’s commander, Lt. Colonel Alfred L. Dibella, turned one of the Army’s poorest performing units into the most lethal, combat-ready task force in the US Army. In simulated-combat missions at the grueling National Training Center, Dibella’s task force defeated the constantly triumphant OPFOR in every battle. This feat has never been repeated. Generals and commanders at every level sought to understand how this unit did the impossible. When John W. Brown became CEO of Stryker, it was a boutique medical device firm with a few innovative products and $17 million in sales. Under Brown’s extraordinary leadership it evolved into a $4 billion market leader feared by competitors and highly regarded by healthcare professionals. Stryker accomplished this remarkable run by securing 20-percent earnings growth every quarter, every year—for twenty-eight years. Again, this is a feat experts believed unachievable. ​By explaining the ingredients of these two leaders' secret sauce, Morton lays the foundation for current and future leaders to ensure their own teams excellence.

Leadership for Older Adults

Leadership for Older Adults
Author: Sandra A. Cusack,Wendy J. Thompson
Release: 2013-06-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781135062255
Language: en
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This study tells the tale of two retirement organizations that reflect common leadership issues throughout the western world, issues that are emerging in many developing countries and have yet to be experienced in others. Wherever rapid population ageing is coupled with a view of old people as useless and a burden, challenging questions arise: how do we develop the resources and leadership potential of our ageing population? How do we turn old age from an expensive wasteland into a fertile period of growth and development?

Ignite the Passion A Guide to Motivational Leadership

Ignite the Passion   A Guide to Motivational Leadership
Author: Peter A. Laporta
Release: 2003-05-01
Editor: AuthorHouse
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781410728418
Language: en
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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.

Liberating Passion

Liberating Passion
Author: Omar Khan,Paul B. Brown
Release: 2008-03-28
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Pages: 200
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134499156
Language: en
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I’ve long believed that market need and competency must have the catalyst of passion if a company is to have a competitive advantage. Omar Khan and Paul B. Brown practice what they preach and tear into the liberation of passion with raw gusto and exhilarating energy. Reading this book gives leaders the opportunity to improve the power of their assets several-fold without a penny of capital investment. If that doesn't impassion you, nothing will. Alan Weiss, Ph.D. Author, Million Dollar Consulting Finally, a solid business book with practical advice to produce life-changing and profit-making results. Liberating passion by strengthening relationships throughout an organization has been one of the most neglected areas in business literature. But no more! As the authors state, passion IS natural and when it is liberated, outstanding results soon follow. The business world today is so thoroughly global, you need ideas and inspiration from vast global experience. Omar Khan and Sensei International are world-class in helping leaders and teams emotionally engage each other, releasing productive passion and focusing it for powerful results. If you want to upgrade your leadership and uplift your team, this is the book to show you how. Ron Kaufman Author, UP Your Service! Chairman, UP Your Service! College Omar Khan and Paul B. Brown bring clarity and focus to the issue that many businesses overlook—people. Any business without its people would cease to exist. Time and again, I have seen otherwise great leaders brought down by poor leadership development skills. Here Omar draws on his experience in engaging leaders and teams across the world and in collaboration with the ever insightful Paul Brown distills the essence of the real value behind great teams, great talent and great leadership. In an otherwise abstract genre, they bring transformative and skillfully applicable ideas straight into the executive and management suite. Sam Moon CEO, DNMstrategies Limited Managing Director, Asia Pacific, BusinessWeek Events The tools described in this timely book create powerful impact for global teams. You’ll read here about fostering appropriate intimacy and emotional maturity through removing unhelpful defensiveness, about the creative capacity of dialogues conducted in a World Cafe format, of brave conversations, of creating “bold courageous steps” to bring strategy vividly to life, and to giving future-based requests to each other that simultaneously affirm and challenge our potential as leaders. I heartily recommend that you not only read about these methodologies, but then passionately apply them. You’ll be very glad you did! Shonaid Jemmett-Page Global Senior Vice-President, Home and Personal Care, Finance and Information Unilever People and organizations can be dramatically transformed by authentic conversations, a true sense of common purpose and community and removing the “masks” that hide real feelings and beliefs. If the leader can show the courage to liberate the suppressed passion of his team and unleash the often hidden energy, it can deliver incredibly powerful results. It is only through genuine engagement with all stakeholders that this process can start. Removing the “passion killers” is a great beginning. I hope that reading Liberating Passion will be a catalyst for many of you to move your teams from first into fifth gear. Fred Combe Managing Director, NATUS

7 Principles of Transformational Leadership

7 Principles of Transformational Leadership
Author: Hugh Blane
Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Red Wheel/Weiser
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781632659101
Language: en
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In the world of work, the single greatest asset of successful individuals, teams, and organizations is their mindset—what happens in between their ears. It’s not the corporate strategy, the sales compensation plan, or the market segments they’re pursuing. It is what each leader, team member, and employee chooses to focus on, believe, and create for themselves and others. 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership presents the fundamental concepts whose implementation will result in dramatic revenue, performance, and relationship growth. Specifically, leaders will learn to: Live their professional and personal lives with unbridled purpose and passion. Execute strategic priorities more effectively and with accelerated results. Retain the brightest and best talent. Have employees, key stakeholders, and managers enthusiastically follow them. Be exemplars of innovation, growth, and positive mindsets. Cascade excellence throughout their organizations. You may have employees with all the talent in the world, but you’ll never achieve remarkable results until you change your employees’ mindset. 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership will help you convert your human potential into accelerated business results.

Leader by Choice

Leader by Choice
Author: Andres Valdes
Release: 2017-08-29
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0999164503
Language: en
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"Using personal stories, humor, and brutal honesty to demonstrate the power of leadership, Andres shares his journey from adopted, living in a factory, overcoming family tragedies, and arrested- to Ivy League graduate, diplomat, international leadership speaker & now author." --from back cover.

The Ordinary Leader

The Ordinary Leader
Author: Randy Grieser
Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: ACHIEVE Publishing
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781988617015
Language: en
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An ordinary leader is someone who leads a small organization or team that is doing great things. They manage the majority of the world’s workforce, but they don’t lead large corporations or big government agencies. Ordinary leaders are rarely written about in books or quoted in magazines. They are, however, important. Maybe not globally, but in their own realm of influence, their leadership makes a difference. The term “ordinary” is also used to highlight the belief that no one ever arrives as a leader. In fact, if someone thinks of themselves as extraordinary, they will not be a very effective leader. Author Randy Grieser presents 10 key insights for building and leading a thriving organization. These are the principles he identifies as instrumental to success as a leader. Writing for leaders everywhere, he inspires, motivates, and explains how to make each insight a reality in your organization. Become a more passionate, productive, and visionary leader by exploring and embracing these 10 insights: Motivation and Employee Engagement: Organizations flourish when employees go beyond what is expected of them. Passion: A passionate, inspired workforce begins with the leader. Vision: Visionary leaders energize and inspire people to work towards a future goal. Self-Awareness: Knowing your strengths and weaknesses is vital for leading any organization. Talent and Team Selection: The right employees must, first and foremost, fit the workplace culture. Organizational Health: Employees are most engaged when leaders are committed to the emotional well-being of everyone. Productivity: Focusing on how and what things get done increases efficiency. Creativity and Innovation: Building processes for innovation puts creativity to work. Delegation: As you free up your time, you will also increase employee engagement. Self-Improvement: Personal development makes all the other principles easier to achieve. Also included are the perspectives of 10 ordinary leaders from a range of professions, survey feedback from over 1,700 leaders and employees, and a resource section that provides detailed guidance and examples for putting these ideas into action.

The Power of Passion in Leadership

The Power of Passion in Leadership
Author: Hans Finzel
Release: 2015-01-07
Editor: Hans\Finzel
Pages: 80
ISBN: 0692382690
Language: en
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Do you do what you love and love what you do? How many of us are stuck in day jobs that really don't suit us? Has our heart left the building? It is so easy to go through the motions in leadership and management and lead with our heads, while our hearts long to be elsewhere. In this short new passion-packed book by Dr. Hans Finzel, you will learn what it means to work in your "passion zone." Hans explains from his own journey, how to find your passion zone and what action steps to take if you are far from that place of fulfillment. Specifically you will learn about how to match up your profile and wiring to just the right assignment. People love following leaders whose hearts are fueled by passion. This book will help you uncover what passion in your work really is, and how to find it, no matter what stage you are at in your career. The advice in this book is especially powerful for anyone in a role of leadership that is experiencing boredom or burn out. Life is too short to settle for less than the best-especially if we are called to lead other people. Leading from the heart is working and leading from your passion zone. Why does leading from the heart really matter? It can be natural to think, "If I am smart enough, gifted enough and work hard enough, of course people will respond to my leadership." The more gifted you are, and the smarter you are, the more that this can be a temptation and the easy default. The problem is, that kind of leadership does not inspire people and build deep loyalty. The opposite is often true. People follow people who they know, trust and believe. That trust is built between leader and follower within their hearts. People follow leaders who are operating in their "passion zone." There is some sort of a magnetic loyalty that grows in followers who respond to leaders who lead with passion out front. It seems that in today's fast paced always on digital world, less is more. So that is what the author is offering up this first in a series of mini books on big leadership topics.

Build Your Dream Team

Build Your Dream Team
Author: Candela Iglesias Chiesa
Release: 2017-04-14
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 242
ISBN: 8269072001
Language: en
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It's Monday morning and you have a knot in your stomach as you think of going to work. You recently started a new job as a team leader. You were very excited in the beginning, but it has been a tough week. Your team members don't seem too happy with you, people have been skipping meetings, you've been drowning in emails and requests, two of your team members are not even talking to each other and your new boss wants you to present your team's plans for the year when you have barely a plan for next week. You are realizing you actually have no clue how to be a team leader. Sure, you're great at what you do, and you've been a great team player. But nothing in your professional training taught you how to do this. "This" being putting together a team. Actually, putting together an amazing team. How do you bring together disparate characters and create something bigger and better than the sum of the parts? How do you achieve the goals you've promised to the organization and to yourself, goals which can only be accomplished through teamwork? What do you do when conflict explodes? How do you ensure that managing your team's request doesn't eat up all your time? Unless you actually studied for a career in management or business administration, chances are you were never taught anything about team leadership and managing people. This book is for you if: a.You have just started as a team leader (at work, in a sport or a hobby, or when volunteering) but have never learned about leadership and management in your career. b.You have been a leader for a while but are currently facing a crisis period and feel you don't have the tools to resolve it or if you want to learn new ways to strengthen your team, get better results, and build a better work environment. This book is a practical guide to accompany you through the process of becoming a great leader and putting together a dream team. It will show you how to: -Identify the leadership skills you already possess and build on them. -Successfully transition from team member to team leader. -Get rid of overwhelm and learn to manage your time. -Achieve your team goals through smart planning and follow-up strategies. -Manage the team formation process to create a strong, cohesive team. -Maintain smooth communication by establishing solid systems. -Help your team members avoid or overcome demotivation and burnout. -Resolve conflict constructively. This book focuses both on developing the mindset that can help you become a great team leader, and on building the strategies that will help you reach your goals, maintain team spirit and communication, and prevent conflict. This is the book I wish I had when I started as a team leader years ago. I've put together all the best strategies I researched and tested through my own journey as a leader. After reading this book and testing the practical ideas in it, within weeks you'll see positive changes in how your team relates to you and to each other. You'll feel empowered. You'll have a clear vision of who you want to be as a leader and what you want your dream team to look like, and most importantly, the tools and the plan that will make that vision a reality. My goal with this book is that you will find simple, easily-implementable solutions to the problems that now seem insurmountable. That tomorrow, instead of dreading your team meetings, you'll start looking forward to interacting with your team.That in a few weeks from now, the grey cloud of dread, boredom, and stress hanging over you every Monday morning when you have to hit the office will disappear and the sky will look bright blue as you go re-join that dream team of yours for another week of astounding successes. The journey starts here. It's a fun one.

Exercise of Power

Exercise of Power
Author: Robert M. Gates
Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780525432586
Language: en
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"Since the end of the Cold War, the global perception of the United States has progressively morphed from dominant international leader to disorganized entity, seemingly unwilling to accept the mantle of leadership or unable to govern itself effectively. Robert Gates argues that this transformation is the result of the failure of political leaders to understand the complexity of American power, its expansiveness, and its limitations. He makes clear that the successful exercise of power is not limited to the use of military might or the ability to coerce or demand submission, but must encompass as well diplomacy, economics, strategic communications, development assistance, intelligence, technology, ideology, and cyber. By analyzing specific challenges faced by the American government in the post-Cold War period--Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Russia, China and others--Gates deconstructs the ways in which leaders have used the instruments of power available to them. With forthright judgments of the performance of past presidents and their senior-most advisors, first-hand knowledge, and insider stories, Gates argues that U.S. national security in the future will require learning, and abiding by, the lessons of the past, and re-creating those capabilities that the misuse of power has cost the nation."--

A Passion to Lead

A Passion to Lead
Author: Jim Calhoun,Richard Ernsberger, Jr.
Release: 2007-10-02
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781429920926
Language: en
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Motivation...Success...Leadership...Passion. Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jim Calhoun shares his secrets for success for the first time ever. Coach Jim Calhoun is one of the most successful coaches in college basketball history. Having sent countless players to the NBA, Coach Calhoun is known for producing not just great athletes but great human beings. He is both an exceptional leader and self-made man whose ability to motivate and inspire young men is unsurpassed. In A Passion to Lead, he shares the fundamental principles that have allowed him to have an impact on so many. When he took command of the Connecticut Huskies, the team had had a losing record for five straight seasons. In twenty-one years of leadership, Calhoun has transformed a middling regional program into a national powerhouse with two NCAA championships. But what makes Coach Calhoun such an excellent leader? How did he take a program with a modest tradition and turn it into a national champ and perennial title contender? What is his management style? What are his motivational techniques? Calhoun reveals them here and includes anecdotes about his life as a coach, family man, and, ultimately, a teacher--as well as the following key principles: *Win Every Day: Talent determines what you can do in life. Motivation determines what you decide to do. Attitude determines how well you do it. *Standards, Then Victories: To build a winning organization, establish a culture of winning and make everyone accountable. Out of high standards come victories. *Tough Love: Pushing is only half the equation. Individuals perform best when they feel good about themselves. *And much more. A Passion to Lead is for all those who are serious about making their dreams a reality. It's a motivational tool for achieving success both at work and in life, and it can help turn any adversity into an advantage.

Purpose Passion and Performance

Purpose  Passion and Performance
Author: Stephanie Bown
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 296
ISBN: 1922391700
Language: en
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Leadership drives purpose, culture drives passion, and strategy drives performance. Together, the 3Ps - purpose, passion and performance - equal profit. And profit is the life-giving blood keeping the economy flowing and growing. How do I maximise the performance and engagement of my people? How do I create a business where people are motivated to achieve and passionate about what they do? How do I build my business to be resilient and adaptive in dynamic and volatile markets? If you are a CEO, founder, director or leader, you can't control what happens in the broader social, environmental or economic context. What you can influence is the way your organisation is set up to respond. What you can do is create the conditions for performance in your business by focusing on the systems that connect, align and inspire your people. This book is about how you can build a high-performance system which enables your business to adapt to any market condition and weather any storm. It describes and explains how to implement three key systems that enable high performance: - A leadership system. - A culture system. - A strategy system. If you want to lead a high-performing team, this is your guide to building high-performance systems.

Passion of Command

Passion of Command
Author: B. P. McCoy
Release: 2006-06-30
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 82
ISBN: 0940328372
Language: en
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