Five-Star Leadership: The Art and Strategy of Creating Leaders at Every Level / Edition 1

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"All veterans know that leadership, at its best, is never autocratic, abusive, or arbitrary. Rather, it relies on commitment, communication, and character. To anyone interested in what the pros have to say about leadership, I highly recommend this readable and well-researched book."—Robert A. Lutz former President and COO, Chrysler Corporation.

"This book is unlike any other on leadership that I have read. Citing helpful examples, including those from the rich literature of the military, this book sounds a clear call for us to get on with the important work of building broadly based leadership that will enrich both business and individual lives."—Dr. Curt W. Reimann, former Director, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

"A handbook for leaders that transcends all barriers. Everyone from a CEO of a corporation to middle managers to administrative assistants can glean valuable insights on leadership issues from this comprehensive work."—General C. C. Krulak, USMC Commandant, United States Marine Corps.

"Both men and women will find this book inspirational and practical. Its message is that the best way to be a better leader is to encourage leadership in others—and it tells you how to go about it."—Gay Culverhouse, Ph.D. Chair, Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities Teachers College, Columbia University.

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"I highly recommend this readable and well-researched book."—Robert A. Lutz, Former President and COO, Chrysler Corporation

"A handbook for leaders that transcends all barriers. Everyone from a CEO of a corporation to middle managers to administrative assistants can glean valuable insights on leadership issues from this comprehensive work."—C.C. Krulack, Commandant of the Marine Corps

"Provides a great service to the private sector by highlighting those aspects of military leadership that are central to our success. . . . A major contribution to the study of leadership and management."—John Shalikashivili, Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Robert A. Lutz
I highly recommend this readable and well-researched book.
C.C. Krulack
A handbook for leaders that transcends all barriers. Everyone from a CEO of a corporation to middle managers to administrative assistants can glean valuable insights on leadership issues from this comprehensive work.
John Shalikashivili
Provides a great service to the private sector by highlighting those aspects of military leadership that are central to our success. . . . A major contribution to the study of leadership and management.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471327288
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/12/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

PATRICK L. TOWNSEND and JOAN E. GEBHARDT, coauthors of Commit to Quality and Quality in Action, are partners in Townsend & Gebhardt, a management and leadership training company. They live in Holden, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Leadership at Every Level.

Benchmarking in Camouflage.

Building a Strong Foundation: Followership.

Taking Stock Before Taking Steps.

Prescription for Progress: Initiative.

Staying the Course: Character, Virtue, Ethics.

Relating to Others: Communications, Motivation, Counseling.

Making It Work.

Measurements and Leadership.

Passing the Torch.

Postscript: And That's All They Wrote...

Appendices.

Bibliography.

Index.

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