Essential Lessons on Leadership (Collection) [NOOK Book]


A brand new collection of expert advice on becoming a more successful and ethical leader


4 authoritative books bring together today’s best advice on leading with passion, inspiration, ethics, and charisma – and succeeding!


This brand new collection will help you lead with passion, inspiration, and honor – and win! Moral Intelligence 2.0 reveals why the best-performing companies have leaders who ...

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A brand new collection of expert advice on becoming a more successful and ethical leader


4 authoritative books bring together today’s best advice on leading with passion, inspiration, ethics, and charisma – and succeeding!


This brand new collection will help you lead with passion, inspiration, and honor – and win! Moral Intelligence 2.0 reveals why the best-performing companies have leaders who actively apply moral values to achieve enduring personal and organizational success. Using many new examples and real case studies and new interviews with key business leaders, Doug Lennick and Fred Kiel identify connections between moral intelligence and higher levels of trust, engagement, retention, and innovation. You’ll find specific guidance on moral leadership in both large organizations and entrepreneurial ventures, and a new, practical, step-by-step plan for measuring and strengthening every component of moral intelligence in business. Next, in Do the Right Thing, former Southwest CEO James F. Parker shows why “doing the right thing” isn’t just naïve “feel-goodism”: it’s the most powerful rule for business success. Parker reveals how Southwest’s extraordinary culture of mutual respect and trust developed, offering deeply personal insights into principles that can make any team, organization or company strong. You’ll discover how great leaders are found at every level, “hire for attitude and train for skills,” achieve unparalleled teamwork, and actually make work fun. In the updated edition of his national best-seller Winners Never Cheat, Jon Huntsman proves that you can succeed at the highest levels, without sacrificing the principles that make life worth living. This book is about remembering why you work, and why you were chosen to lead. It’s about finding the bravery to act on what you know is right, no matter what you’re up against. It’s about winning – the right way. Finally, in Ultimate Leadership, Russell E. Palmer helps you shape your leadership approach to your unique challenges, contexts, and organizations, without compromising what matters most. Palmer--who has had highly successful careers leading one the world’s largest accounting firms, as Dean of the Wharton School, and as an entrepreneur--helps you identify the leadership model most appropriate for your environment, and how to lead accordingly. You’ll learn better ways to lead equals, help organizations weather crises, transform culture, lead entrepreneurial or global organizations...even lead non-profits and universities.


From world-renowned leadership experts Doug Lennick, Fred Kiel, Ph.D., James F. Parker, Jon Huntsman, and Russell E. Palmer


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133442403
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 5/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1137
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Doug Lennick led 14,000 professionals and support teams at American Express Financial Advisors to unparalleled success. Today, he is managing partner of the Lennick Aberman Group, and continues to work directly with American Express Company’s CEO, retaining the title of EVP and focusing on workforce culture and performance. Fred Kiel, Ph.D., co-founder of KRW International, Inc., brings over 30 years of experience to his work with Fortune 500 CEOs and senior executives on building organizational effectiveness through leadership excellence and aligning organization with mission. Kiel is widely considered the “father of executive coaching.” James F. Parker served as CEO and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Southwest Airlines Co. from June 2001 through July 2004, three of the airline industry’s most challenging years. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the MIT Leadership Center at MIT’s Sloan Business School. Jon M. Huntsman is chairman and founder of Huntsman Corporation. He started the firm with his brother Blaine in 1970. By 2000, it had become the world’s largest privately held chemical company and America’s biggest family owned and operated business, with more than $12 billion in annual revenues before going public in early 2005. He was a special assistant to the President of the United States, the first American to own controlling interest of a business in the former Soviet Union, and chair of The Wharton School’s Board of Overseers. Russell E. Palmer is Chairman and CEO of The Palmer Group, a corporate investment firm. Previously, he served as Dean of the Wharton School for 7 years and prior to that he served for ten years as Managing Partner and CEO of Touche Ross and Co. (now Deloitte and Touche), an accounting and consulting firm. He became CEO of Touche Ross at age 37, the youngest person ever to attain that position in a “Big Eight” firm. Mr. Palmer has served on several New York Stock Exchange boards and has written and lectured extensively.

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Table of Contents

Moral Intelligence 2.0: Enhancing Business Performance and Leadership Success in Turbulent Times

Foreword by Richard Leider xiii

Foreword to Previous Edition by Richard E. Boyatzis xvi

Introduction xxix

Part I: Moral Intelligence

Chapter 1: Good Business 3

Chapter 2: Born to Be Moral 35

Chapter 3: Your Moral Compass 57

Chapter 4: Staying True to Your Moral Compass 81

Part II: Developing Moral Skills

Chapter 5: Integrity 97

Chapter 6: Responsibility 113

Chapter 7: Compassion and Forgiveness 125

Chapter 8: Emotions 135

Chapter 9: Making Moral Decisions 157

Part III: Moral Leadership

Chapter 10: The Moral Leader 181

Chapter 11: Leading Large Organizations 197

Chapter 12: Moral Intelligence for the Entrepreneur 223

Epilogue: Becoming a Global Moral Leader 243

Appendix A: Strengthening Your Moral Skills 251

Appendix B: Moral Competency Inventory (MCI) 263

Appendix C: Scoring the MCI 271

Appendix D: Interpreting Your MCI Scores 277


Do the Right Thing: How Dedicated Employees Create Loyal Customers and Large Profits

Acknowledgments vi

About the Author viii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Stumbling into the Business World 5

Chapter 2 9/11 9

Chapter 3 The Question Was Answered… 17

Chapter 4 …But I Don’t Want to Be a Corporate Bureaucrat 29

Chapter 5 Getting Off the Ground 33

Chapter 6 The Ten-Minute Turnaround 39

Chapter 7 The Great Texas Whiskey War 47

Chapter 8 I Just Couldn’t Resist 53

Chapter 9 Some of the Obvious Things I Learned 55

Chapter 10 We’re in What Kind of Business? 65

Chapter 11 With a Little Help from Our Competitors… 71

Chapter 12 Leaders Are Everywhere 73

Chapter 13 Great Organizations Have Great Leaders at Every Level 83

Chapter 14 In Case You Didn’t Get It… Great Organizations Have Great Leaders at Every Level 89

Chapter 15 Great Leaders Make the People Around Them Better 93

Chapter 16 People Recognize a Phony 97

Chapter 17 People Follow a Leader They Trust 101

Chapter 18 Who Wants the “Best” People? 105

Chapter 19 Looking for the Right People 109

Chapter 20 Interview for Attitude 115

Chapter 21 Attitudes Also Matter at 30,000 Feet 121

Chapter 22 Everybody Remembers Their Interview 127

Chapter 23 Every Job Affects Others 131

Chapter 24 People Need to Understand Their Mission 135

Chapter 25 Shared Goals, Shared Knowledge, and Mutual Respect = A Shared Mission 143

Chapter 26 Do People Think Like Employees or Owners? 151

Chapter 27 Making Employees Owners 155

Chapter 28 A Sense of Ownership 163

Chapter 29 Make Work Fun 169

Chapter 30 Build a Customer Service Culture 173

Chapter 31 Everything He Did Was So I Could Come to Work… 177

Chapter 32 Fun Can Have a Purpose 181

Chapter 33 Celebrate Success and Achievement 187

Chapter 34 Creating Entrepreneurs 189

Chapter 35 Encourage Unconventional Thinking 197

Chapter 36 Suggestion Boxes 207

Chapter 37 Many Roads Lead to the Promised Land 209

Chapter 38 Define the Right Goals and Give People Room to Succeed 215

Chapter 39 The Two-Minute Drill 219

Chapter 40 Give People Something to Believe In--Define a Grand Mission 225

Chapter 41 Create a Culture in Which People Want to Do the Right Things 229

Chapter 42 It’s a Family Affair 233

Chapter 43 The Tactics of Success May Vary, but the Principles Are Constant 239

Chapter 44 Be Yourself and Have Some Fun 247

Chapter 45 It’s a Round World 251

Index 255


Winners Never Cheat : Even in Difficult Times, New and Expanded Edition

Foreword by Glenn Beck xvii

Introduction Good Times, Bad Times 1

Circumstances may change but your values shouldn't.

Chapter One Lessons from the Sandbox 11

Everything we need for today's marketplace we learned as kids.

Chapter Two Check Your Moral Compass 25

We know darn well what is right and wrong.

Chapter Three Play by the Rules 39

Compete fiercely and fairly--but no cutting in line.

Chapter Four Setting the Example 53

Risk, responsibility, reliability--the three Rs of leadership.

Chapter Five Keep Your Word 77

It's high time to corral the corporate lawyers.

Chapter Six Why We Cross the Line 95

There are many temptations, but reminders help.

Chapter Seven Pick Advisors Wisely 107

Surround yourself with associates who have the courage to say no.

Chapter Eight Get Mad, Not Even 125

Revenge is unhealthy and unproductive. Learn to move on.

Chapter Nine Graciousness Is Next to Godliness 139

Treat competitors, colleagues, employees, and customers with respect.

Chapter Ten Your Name Is on the Door 157

Operate businesses and organizations as if they're family owned.

Chapter Eleven The Obligation to Give Back 171

Nobody is completely self-made; return the favors and good fortune.

Chapter Twelve The Bottom Line 193

Acceptable values are child's play, not rocket science.

Perspective from Larry King 207

Perspective from Neil Cavuto 215

Perspective from Wayne Reaud 221


Ultimate Leadership: Winning Execution Strategies for Your Situation

Foreword xi

Preface xiii

About the Author xvii

List of Contributors xix

Acknowledgments xxi

Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Leadership

Chapter 1 Leadership Principles: The Basis of Successful Leadership 3

Chapter 2 The Many Contexts of Leadership 15

Mastering the Contexts of Leadership

Chapter 3 The Top-Down Organization: Learning That It’s Not So Simple 25

Chapter 4 The Organization of Peers: Leading Your Equals 41

Chapter 5 The Organization in Crisis: Turning Danger into Opportunity 61

Chapter 6 When Organizations Change: Transforming the Culture 79

Chapter 7 The Entrepreneurial Organization: Sharing Your Vision with Others 105

Chapter 8 The Academic Organization: Learning from the Wharton Experience 131

Chapter 9 National Cultures and Context: Leading in a Global Environment 153

The Wider View of Leadership

Chapter 10 The Heart of Leadership: Motivating Workers 179

Chapter 11 Putting it All Together 197

Contributor Biographies 207

Index 211


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