Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows: Learn How To Inspire Others, Achieve Greatness and Find Success in Any Organization

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Considered one of the nation's most competitive and prestigious fellowships, the White House Fellowship program has produced an impressive roster of American leaders. The men and women of this select group spend an entire year working alongside top decision makers inside the nexus of global power. Each one emerges with life-changing thoughts and views about the nature of leadership and the qualities of great leaders.

Now, former Fellow Charles P. Garcia opens the door to this distinguished program, revealing insights to achieve extraordinary leadership, which you can apply in any endeavor.

Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows is a profound education on the timeless tenets of successful leadership. Filled with entertaining and insightful stories gleaned from interviews with more than 200 former Fellows, this fast-paced book takes you behind the scenes of every presidential administration from Lyndon B. Johnson to George W. Bush, where America's best and brightest learned their most valuable lessons. You'll hear from such figures as:

  • Former Chairman of the NYSE Marshall Carter
  • Levi Strauss CO Robert D. Haas
  • U.S. Army General Wesley Clark
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • CNN Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta
  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell
  • Stanford Business School Dean Robert Joss
  • Former Chief Judge, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Deanell Reece Tacha

Each interviewee conveys invaluable advice that can be applied by anyone, in any field--from business and government to nonprofit and education.

Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows takes you where no reader has gone before. Apply the lessons of the White House Fellows, and your people will instantly take note of the newly inspired leader in their presence.


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A must read for those trying to attain the most out of life. This book is packed tight with pratical wisdom and clinical insight. Charles provides a clear road map to effective leadership. Captain Joseph Calderon


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Charles P. Garcia is a former White House Fellow, a graduate of the US Air Force academy, a Columbia Law school graduate, and a bestselling author. In 2006, he sold his investment banking firm, which grew from three people to 60 offices in seven countries; Inc. magazine had identified it as one of the top ten fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. Garcia has been named entrepreneur of the year by three national organizations. He is on the board of Fortune 500 companies and he was appointed by President Bush as the Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the US Air Force Academy.

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