Corporate Rise: The X Principles of Extreme Personal Leadership

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XCEO, Inc., 2005 - Business & Economics - 279 pages
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Dr. Curtis J. Crawford's book Corporate Rise provides detailed insight into extreme personal leadership by outlining a strategy for high aspiration individuals to become X-Leaders. They have a passion for developing people and find imaginative ways to inspire people to excel. X-Leaders cultivate creativity, are customer-centric, and drive their companies with decisions grounded in facts. They are visionaries who anticipate the future and have confidence in the abilities of their people. X-Leaders convert the energy generated by chaos into better decisions, believe that the company comes first, and insist on teamwork. X-Leaders are role models and expect greatness. X-Leadership is personified through Dr. Crawford's executive and board experience including various senior positions at companies such as IBM, DuPont, Agilysys, AT&T, Lucent, ON Semiconductors, ITT, Zilog, ONIX, Lyondell and DePaul University.

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Dr. Crawford is President and CEO of XCEO, Inc, a consulting firm specializing in executive leadership and corporate governance. He began his career as a systems engineer and held a variety of executive positions at IBM, including Vice President of Marketing. Dr. Crawford was Group President of Microelectronics Group and President of the Intellectual Property division of Lucent Technologies Inc. and AT&T Corp. He also served as Chairman of the Board of ON Semiconductor Corp; Chairman, President and CEO of Zilog Incorporated; and President, CEO and Board Member of Onix Microsystems, Inc, and Chairman of the Board of ISTAT Corporation. Dr. Crawford currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of E. I. du Pont de Nemours Company, ITT Industries, Inc., ON Semiconductors, and Agilysys Corp. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of DePaul University. Also, he previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Lyondell Petrochemical Company and The Sisters of Mercy Health Corporation Corporation.Dr. Crawford earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Organization and Management.

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