Courage: The Backbone of Leadership / Edition 1

Courage: The Backbone of Leadership / Edition 1

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by Gus Lee, Diane Elliott-Lee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787981370

ISBN-13: 9780787981372

Pub. Date: 03/03/2006

Publisher: Wiley

In Courage, Gus Lee captures the essential component of leadership in measurable behaviors. Using actual stories from Whirlpool, Kaiser Permanente, IntegWare, WorldCom and other organizations, Lee shows how highly successful executives face and overcome their fears to develop moral intelligence. These real-world examples offer practical lessons for

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In Courage, Gus Lee captures the essential component of leadership in measurable behaviors. Using actual stories from Whirlpool, Kaiser Permanente, IntegWare, WorldCom and other organizations, Lee shows how highly successful executives face and overcome their fears to develop moral intelligence. These real-world examples offer practical lessons for rooting out unethical practices and behaviors by

  • Assessing them for rightness and integrity
  • Addressing moral failures
  • Following through with dialogue and direct action

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787981372
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/03/2006
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
373,306
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part One: Backbone at the Point of Decision.

1. Chris’s Story.

2. Seeking Courageous Core Values.

3. Going Deeper (and Higher) into Values and Ethics.

4. Chris Boldly Moves Forward.

5. Coda: Applying Courageous Values at Whirlpool.

Part Two: Courage in Action.

6. Courageous Communication.

7. The Courageous Communication Model.

8. Courageous Feedback.

9. Courage by Example.

10. Courageous Leadership.

11. Three Acts of Courageous Leadership.

12. Courageous Problem Solving: The Black Box.

13. Using Courageous Communication from the Bottom Up.

Part Three: Growing Your Courage.

14. Everyday Habits That Build Courage.

15. Your Character Quotient.

16. The Courage to Change.

Notes.

Acknowledgments.

The Authors.

Index.

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Courage 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Corporate employees and managers should take a stand against unethical behavior, but that requires the courage to live, work and lead in congruence with your highest values. Author Gus Lee offers a 'primer' on courage, including how it shapes decision making, how leaders can demonstrate it in their work, and how you and your employees can learn courage, and use it to support each other and to build moral businesses. To illustrate ethical behavior, Lee discusses case histories of individual courage in corporate life. His discussion is sometimes repetitious, and the vignettes are occasionally confusing, since he may refer back to examples he presented many chapters ago. Despite such flaws, these accounts offer key lessons. We believe that executives and managers can learn about principled action - and can reinforce it among their subordinates - by reading Lee¿s book and passing it along.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Others deliver the message of integrity much better, without confusing the reader
Anonymous More than 1 year ago