Toy Box Leadership: Leadership Lessons from the Toys You Loved as a Child

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HarperCollins Leadership, Aug 31, 2009 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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Reach back into your childhood and recapture the leadership principles you learned from your favorite toys.

What can LEGOS teach you about building your business through connection? How can Slinky Dog demonstrate the value of patience when you're growing your organization? What has every little boy learned from his Little Green Army Men that he can use in business strategy? Whether you are an executive, a manager, or a parent, in Toy Box Leadership you will find the toy box a great place for lessons to successfully influence and lead others.

 

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User Review  - skraft001 - LibraryThing

A cute idea -- using very well known and common toys to communicate leadership lessons. The chapters ended up following a very set pattern and often it seemed a stretch of the various aspects of the ... Read full review

User Review  - Richard - Christianbook.com

Old fashioned just became fashionable again. By growing up, we tend to lose those simple life's lessons we innately learned growing up that Hunter and Waddell remind us of throughout the book. Think ... Read full review

Contents

LEGO Bricks Relationships Building Begins with Connecting
1
Slinky Dog Vision Pull Then Be Patient
21
PlayDoh Mentoring The Mold Makes the Man
39
YoYo Creativity It Only Happens when You Let Go
55
Mr Potato Head Communication The Right Face for the Right Place
75
Rubiks Cube Ethics Making the Right Turn
91
Rocking Horse Efficiency All Show and No Go
111
Little Green Army Men Strategy Success Is in the Setup
129
LiteBrite Message Illuminate to Communicate
147
Weebles Endurance Staying Down Is Not an Option
165
Putting Away the Toys
181
Notes
185
Acknowledgments
191
About the Authors
193
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