Heroic Leadership: Leading with Integrity and Honor

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"Heroic Leadership is relevant and timely. Cohen illustrates the application of many sound leadership principles, established through experience in both peace and war, in the form of universal laws, tools, and competencies by presenting an outstanding collection of contemporary and historic examples. Heroic Leadership should be on the reading list and in the library of every leader and student of leadership today."—General Peter J. Schoomaker, U.S. Army (Ret.), former ...

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Overview

Praise for Heroic Leadership

"Heroic Leadership is relevant and timely. Cohen illustrates the application of many sound leadership principles, established through experience in both peace and war, in the form of universal laws, tools, and competencies by presenting an outstanding collection of contemporary and historic examples. Heroic Leadership should be on the reading list and in the library of every leader and student of leadership today."—General Peter J. Schoomaker, U.S. Army (Ret.), former Commander-in-Chief, United States Special Operations Command, and former Army Chief of Staff

"Once again Bill Cohen brings forth a must-read manual for present and future leaders. His ability to connect the leadership traits necessary to lead in our complex society is remarkable. The virtues of leadership are highlighted, and this is a must-read for those who are inspired to lead. He has given a gift to future leaders, and I am humbled by his work."—Harry N. Walters, former Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs and Administrator of Veterans Affairs for President Reagan, 1981–1987

"General Cohen's book is a major contribution to the literature of successful leadership. He has clearly demonstrated through this distillation of 30 years of study and practice that the successful Heroic Leader must, first of all, be a servant to those being led. Heroism involves sacrifice of one's own interests in favor of others. The hard decisions of leadership invariably require sacrifice of comfort, personal gain, ambition, and even one's life so that others might survive and succeed. Heroic Leadership is a superb guide to understanding and applying this concept of leadership."—Major General John Grinalds, USMC (Ret.), former President, The Citadel

"You must read this book! It will help leaders in and out of uniform to do what needs to be done to lead their organizations to success."—General Thomas G. McInerney, USAF (Ret.), former Air Force Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Chief Executive Officer, Business Executives for National Security

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470405017
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/24/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

William Cohen, Ph.D., is president of the Institute of Leader Arts and the first graduate of Peter Drucker's executive Ph.D. program. About him Drucker wrote: "My colleagues on the faculty and I learned at least as much as we could teach him." Cohen served as major general in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, has held executive positions in several companies, and was president of two universities. He is the author of many management books, including The Art of the Leader, A Class With Drucker, and Drucker on Leadership. For more information, please visit: www.stuffofheroes.com

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Concept of Heroic Leadership.

Part One: The Eight Universal Laws of Heroic Leadership.

1 Maintain Absolute Integrity.

2 Know Your Stuff.

3 Declare Your Expectations.

4 Show Uncommon Commitment.

5 Expect Positive Results.

6 Take Care of Your People.

7 Put Duty Before Self.

8 Get Out in Front.

Part Two: The Eight Basic Influence Tools.

9 Direction.

10 Indirection.

11 Redirection.

12 Deflection.

13 Enlistment.

14 Persuasion.

15 Negotiation.

16 Involvement.

Part Three: The Eight Competencies of Heroic Leadership.

17 How to Attract Followership.

18 How to Develop Your Self-Confidence.

19 How to Build a Heroic Team.

20 How to Build High Morale and Esprit de Corps.

21 How to Motivate When Times Get Tough.

22 How to Take Charge in Crisis Situations.

23 How to Develop Your Charisma.

24 How to Solve Problems and Make Decisions.

Epilogue.

Notes.

About the Author.

Index.

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