Heroic Leadership: Leading with Integrity and Honor

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John Wiley & Sons, May 24, 2010 - Business & Economics - 288 pages

Proven leadership strategies used by combat and business leaders to accomplish impossible goals

Heroic Leadership examines military leadership principles as they apply to business and life. Leadership expert and retired general William Cohen describes the eight universal laws of leadership and explains why heroic leadership has worked so successfully and ethically for thousands of years despite severe conditions of risk, uncertainty and hardship. He also shows how to implement Heroic Leadership to attract fellowship, use influence tactics, develop self-confidence, build, coach, and motivate a team, take charge in crisis situations, and take action.

  • Includes real-world examples from business as well, as battle, that follow the eight universal laws
  • Contains proven strategies and techniques to apply the universal laws and multiply the productivity of any group or organization
  • Suggests little-known, but highly effective methods for building teamwork and esprit de corps
  • Based on the classic, bestselling books on leadership The New Art of the Leader and the Stuff of Heroes
  • With a timeless approach to leadership, Heroic Leadership offers innovative ideas for motivating people and helping them to achieve new heights of personal and group performance
 

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Contents

Part One The Eight Universal Laws of Heroic Leadership
1
Maintain Absolute Integrity
11
Know Your Stuff
25
Declare Your Expectations
36
Show Uncommon Commitment
47
Expect Positive Results
59
Take Care of Your People
71
Put Duty Before Self
80
Deflection
125
Enlistment
131
Persuasion
139
Negotiation
146
Involvement
152
How to Attract Followership
161
How to Build a Heroic Team
181
How to Motivate When Times Get Tough
200

Get Out in Front
89
Part Two The Eight Basic Influence Tools
101
Direction
103
Indirection
110
Redirection
118
How to Develop Your Charisma
221
Epilogue
243
About the Author
259
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William Cohen, Ph.D., is president of the Institute of Leader Arts and the first graduate of Peter 's executive Ph.D. program. About him Drucker wrote: "My colleagues on the faculty and I learned at least as much as we could teach him." Cohen served as major general in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, has held executive positions in several companies, and was president of two universities. He is the author of many management books, including The Art of the Leader, A Class With Drucker, and Drucker on Leadership.

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