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ERIC Number: ED458690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 332
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7879-4658
Leadership A to Z: A Guide for the Appropriately Ambitious. Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series.
O'Toole, James
This book identifies what leaders need to do to create high-performing, self-renewing organizations. The emphasis is on action rather than theory, and the short passages are designed for quick perusal. The book emphasizes the notion that most elements of leadership can be learned; the only inherent character trait needed for effective leadership is ambition. The text contains 92 insights on the elements of leadership. The following categories, listed alphabetically, are discussed: business success, behavior, cascading leadership, change, coherence, commitment, communication, contradictions, controls, conviction, the Coolidge Syndrome, the definition of leadership, delegation, denial, details, differences, effectiveness, ego, energy, engaging the middle, expectations, fear and failure, focus, followership, generosity, getting started, globalism, grandstanding, hierarchy, hope, how not to create followers, inequality, intelligence, joint leadership, knowing when to leave, leaders of the 20th century, listening, management of change, muddled teams, needs of followers, obsession, paradoxes, perfection, performance, perks, power, purpose, questions, reframing, repetitions, resilience, resources, symbolism, teaching, theories of leadership, tomorrow's leaders, tough guys, transforming leadership, trust, vision, what leaders do, why leaders will not lead, the x-factor, and zenith. (RJM)
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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