Leading With Nothing To Lose

Author: Simon P. Walker
Editor: Gardners Books
ISBN: 9781903689448
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The journey to undefended leadership doesn't stop at a personal discovery. Its practical outcome should be a new approach to the tasks of leadership. This book ventures into the territory of the pragmatic leader who has to make executive decisions, manage budgets, set targets, hire and fire, resolve conflict, improve performance, organize procedures and plan strategy. The author illustrates from history the strengths and weaknesses of eight different styles of exercising power (which he calls Foundational, Commanding, Affiliative, Serving, Pacesetting, Visionary, Consensual and Self-emptying), and explains why the ability to use not just one or two of these but all of them fluidly-and for the benefit of others, not ourselves-depends not simply on skill or training but (paradoxically) on the freedom to abandon our defences and attend to the needs of those around us. Indeed, as long as we are afraid of what we might lose, we remain unable to access the most radical and powerful of the leadership strategies: self-emptying. The Holy Grail of leadership-the ability to use each of the eight strategies as and when needed-is found only by those who, like Mahatma Gandhi or Martin Luther King, take the risk of 'leading with nothing to lose'.

Ecmlg2012 Proceedings Of The 8th European Conference On Management Leadership And Governance

Author: John Politis
Editor: Academic Conferences Limited
ISBN: 1908272910
Size: 16,99 MB
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Published by Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited Edited by: Professor John Politis, Neapolis University Pafos, Cyprus. CD version of the proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance - ECMLG 2012 hosted by the Neapolis University on the 8-9 November 2012. 567 pages

Nothing To Lose

Author: Lee Child
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407037935
Size: 15,79 MB
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'A high-testosterone adventure . . . a page turner. Thrilling.' Observer From Hope to Despair. Between two small towns in Colorado, nothing but twelve miles of empty road. All Jack Reacher wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are four redneck deputies, a vagrancy charge and a trip back to the line. But Reacher is a big man, and he's in shape. No job, no address, no baggage. Nothing, except bloody-minded curiosity. What are the secrets the locals seem so determined to hide? Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Nothing To Lose is 12th in the series.


Author: James Wallace
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595273726
Size: 11,45 MB
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On the Hawaiian island of Kauai, ex-SEAL Coby MacKenzie is training a secret special-operations unit called Ghost Eagle 1, Team Kamehameha. On the team are Shane Waters, Will Bottoms, and Kalee Jourden. They are 16 years old. Also on the team are Eiji Ahana and Roby MacKenzie, ages 14 and 13. They were warned that they might face extreme danger. Now it's here. Black Dragon agents have slipped onto Kauai to take possession of a stolen, high-value package. Team Kamehameha's mission: intercept the package. If they fail, the Hawaiian Islands could be wiped off the face of the earth. Time is running out.

The Negro S Civil War

Author: James M. McPherson
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307488608
Size: 10,74 MB
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In this classic study, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James M. McPherson deftly narrates the experience of blacks--former slaves and soldiers, preachers, visionaries, doctors, intellectuals, and common people--during the Civil War. Drawing on contemporary journalism, speeches, books, and letters, he presents an eclectic chronicle of their fears and hopes as well as their essential contributions to their own freedom. Through the words of these extraordinary participants, both Northern and Southern, McPherson captures African-American responses to emancipation, the shifting attitudes toward Lincoln and the life of black soldiers in the Union army. Above all, we are allowed to witness the dreams of a disenfranchised people eager to embrace the rights and the equality offered to them, finally, as citizens.

Still Ours To Lead

Author: Bruce D. Jones
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815725132
Size: 17,31 MB
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Is the United States still a "superpower"? How are the rising powers establishing themselves in international politics and security? What is the future of global stability? For over a decade, Bruce Jones has had a front-row seat as the emerging powers—principally China, India, and Brazil, but also Turkey, Indonesia, Korea, and others—thrust themselves onto the global stage. From Delhi to Doha to Beijing to Brasilia, he's met with the politicians, diplomats, business leaders, and scholars of those powers as they craft their strategies for rising influence—and with senior American officials as they forge their response. In Still Ours to Lead, Jones tells a nuanced story of American leadership. He artfully examines the tension between the impulse to rival the United States and the incentives for restraint and cooperation among the rising powers. That balance of rivalry and restraint provides the United States with a continued ability to solve problems and to manage crises at roughly the same rate as when American dominance was unquestioned. Maintaining the balance is central to the question of whether we will live in a stable or unstable system in the period to come. But it just so happens that this challenge plays to America's unique strength—its unparalleled ability to pull together broad and disparate coalitions for action. To succeed, America must adapt its leadership to new realities.

The Road Leading To Hell

Author: Flamy Lawword
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465365842
Size: 17,35 MB
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Flamy Lawword was born in Russia in 1961. Her gift of clairvoyance, which appeared in her early years, she has developed all her life and has achieved great success. She can easily see the past of people, of countries and of mankind as a whole. In this book, she has described the distant past of the now legendary people of Atlantis. Atlantis existed about one million years ago on lands associated with the territory of present day North America and which are now submerged deep in the Atlantic Ocean. Flamy Lawword has herein described, in an artistic form, the real life of the people of Atlantis at the end of its existence. She provides details to the reader regarding the disaster experienced by these people because of their incorrect way of life. Flamy Lawword, in contrast to the legends, describes the real history of lost Atlantis. On the basis of this book the reader can compare the lives of the perished people of Atlantis with his/her own life and make the vital choice: move ones soul upwards to God, or allow it to descend into Hell.

Leading Teams With Integrity

Author: Stedman Graham
Editor: FT Press
ISBN: 0133087182
Size: 17,32 MB
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Know who you are and what you stand for—and use that knowledge to become a truly great leader! Four great books help you become a more focused, honorable, successful leader! In Identity: Your Passport to Success, Stedman Graham reveals why success in life flows from establishing your authentic identity: first, within yourself, and then outside, in the world. Graham provides a working definition of identity, shares powerful insights about why it’s so important, offers a process and structure for your own journey, and introduces his patented 9 Step Plan for SuccessTM. In Leading at a Higher Level, Revised and Expanded Edition, the legendary Ken Blanchard and his colleagues bring together everything they’ve learned about world-class leadership. Discover how to create targets and visions based on the “triple bottom line,” and make sure people know who you are, where you’re going, and the values that will guide your journey. In Winners Never Cheat, Jon M. Huntsman shows how to succeed at the top, without sacrificing principles that make life worth living. Huntsman personally built a $12 billion company from scratch, the old-fashioned way: with integrity. Now, he tells you how he did it, and how you can, too. Finally, in Moral Intelligence 2.0, Doug Lennick and Fred Kiel demonstrate why sustainable optimal business performance requires superior moral and emotional competencies. Using new case studies, they identify connections between moral intelligence and higher levels of trust, engagement, retention, and innovation. Readers will find specific guidance on moral leadership in both large organizations and entrepreneurial ventures, plus a new step-by-step plan for measuring and strengthening organizational integrity, responsibility, compassion, forgiveness, and more. From world-renowned experts in team building and team leadership, including Stedman Graham, Ken Blanchard, Jon M. Huntsman, Doug Lennick, and Fred Kiel

Bruce Springsteen And Philosophy

Author: Randall E. Auxier
Editor: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697774
Size: 18,80 MB
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Known as the working man's poet, the Boardwalk prophet, or simply, the Boss. If "love is a banquet at which we feed," Bruce Springsteen has provided much food for thought. In this collection of metaphysical probes, a gang of E-street philosophers will undress Bruce's deeper mysteries like irresistible Jersey girls. Can Springsteen settle the nature-nurture debate through his song "Born to Run"? What do the famous philosopher Ricuoer and Springsteen have in common in their depiction of time? These die-hard Springsteen fans, who just happen to be philosophers, compile an entertaining handbook to the field of Springsteen studies, covering topics like Springsteen's connection to Marx and the proletariat, Springsteen's concept of the soul, and his status as a poet.

Kidneys Craziness Courage Leading To Hope And Help For Kidney Failure

Author: Dr. Peter Cohen, PhD, and Chrissy Mead
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462878806
Size: 15,50 MB
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This book goes into the author’s background , then goes on to describe the causes of kidney failure and some suggestions on coping with it. It then goes on to describe the future of kidney failure research.