If You Will Lead: Enduring Wisdom for 21st-Century Leaders [NOOK Book]

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If You Will Lead: Enduring Wisdom for 21st-Century Leaders provides readers with guidance for any sort of leadership journey. Whether you are a seasoned executive or just starting your first leadership role, this book will help you grow as a leader. Doug Moran starts by posing four critical questions for every reader to consider:
1. Who am ...
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Overview


If You Will Lead: Enduring Wisdom for 21st-Century Leaders provides readers with guidance for any sort of leadership journey. Whether you are a seasoned executive or just starting your first leadership role, this book will help you grow as a leader. Doug Moran starts by posing four critical questions for every reader to consider:
1. Who am I?
2. What do I want?
3. How can I get others to make their own choice to follow me?
4. How can I earn and retain the privilege to lead?
If You Will Lead helps each reader discover his or her own answers to these pivotal questions.

Moran has taken Rudyard Kipling’s classic poem "If--" and created a leadership framework out of it that comprises sixteen eternal and essential leadership attributes. He draws on noteworthy historical events to illustrate how great leaders like Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, and others applied these leadership attributes to achieve extraordinary results.

If You Will Lead uses the power of storytelling to teach its leadership lessons. It combines bigger-than-life examples with everyday stories to help leaders apply its lessons to their own leadership challenges, whatever they may be. It's a practical guide that offers numerous resources and tools to help readers hone their skills and achieve their full potential.
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"Leadership consultant Doug Moran offers a fascinating, instructive perspective that identifies the “If Sixteen Leadership Attributes” that [Rudyard] Kipling's poem describes. Moran’s well-researched biographies of historic figures illustrate qualities Kipling found essential to great leadership. getAbstract recommends Moran’s insights to students of history and to good leaders seeking to become great." - Washington Post

"Doug Moran, a former Capital One CIO and Virginia state commissioner, offers perspectives on principled leadership." - Baseline Magazine

"There is considerable wisdom to be garnered from Doug's perspective....There is no question that any leader who embraces the quest for continued learning will benefit from this book. Read it. Learn from it. Share it." - Kristin Kaufman, founder of Alignment Inc.

"If You Will Lead uses the power of storytelling to teach its leadership lessons. It combines bigger-than-life examples with everyday stories to help leaders apply its lessons to their own leadership challenges, whatever they may be." - Interview Angel

"Provocative, engaging and helpful...Many of the 'If Sixteen' leaders whose lives Doug chose to chronicle are people I thought I knew about, and/or whose careers I had formed solid opinions about. However, Doug’s biographical information about them, coupled with his unique interpretations, provided healthy challenges to my understandings." - Susan Palmer, founder of Susan Palmer Consulting

"Speak[s] to our need to rethink our core thinking, beliefs and motivations—to do the uncomfortable." - Leadership Now

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572846807
  • Publisher: Agate
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 431,934
  • File size: 395 KB

Meet the Author


Doug Moran: Doug Moran has more than twenty-five years of leadership experience in a variety of industries. He has worked for Verizon and Capital One (where he was CIO of the financial services division), and served the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia as deputy secretary of Health and Human Resources, chief operating officer of the department of social services, and telecommunications director. His leadership consultancy, If You Will Lead LLC, focuses on leadership development, executive coaching, organization excellence, and infrastructure strategy. He is certified by the International Coach Federation, received his professional training from Georgetown University, and earned a bachelor degree from James Madison University. Married and the father of two children, Moran lives in Richmond, Virginia, and serves on the boards of the Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program Advisory Commission and the Better Housing Coalition.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface: Rudyard Kipling as Leadership Guru x

Introduction: "If-," a Leadership Framework xiv

Part 1 Knowing Who you are and What you Believe 1

Chapter 1 Ronald Reagan's Character: The Value of Trusting Yourself 10

Chapter 2 Theodore Roosevelt's Authenticity: The Resolve to Always Be Yourself 24

Chapter 3 Michael Collins's Integrity: Knowing and Defending the Truth 36

Chapter 4 Winston Churchill's Self-Efficacy: The Confidence to Gain from Triumph and Disaster 49

Part 1 Summary: Self-Awareness and Leadership 60

Part 2 Knowing What you wamt? 63

Chapter 5 Abraham Lincoln's Ambition: The Will to Make the World and Yourself What You Want Them to Be 70

Chapter 6 Martin Luther King's Vision: The Power of Having and Sharing a Dream 83

Chapter 7 Thomas Jefferson's Boldness: The Reward of Risking It All 94

Chapter 8 Harriet Tubman's Resilience: The Ability to Bounce Back from Adversity 106

Part 2 Summary: Leadership and Understanding What You Want 117

Part 3 Attracting And Motivating Others 119

Chapter 9 Mother Teresa's Inspiration: The Ability to Connect and Motivate 128

Chapter 10 John Paul Jones's Courage: The Nerve to Face Your Fears 138

Chapter 11 Nelson Mandela's Selflessness: The Strength to Put One's Cause First 151

Chapter 12 Jim and Louise Mulligan's Stamina: The Will to Hold On When You Have Nothing Left 163

Part 3 Summary: Attracting and Motivating Others 176

Part 4 Earning And Retaining The Privilege to Lead 179

Chapter 13 George Washington's Composure: The Power of Keeping Your Head 186

Chapter 14 John "Blackjack" Pershing's Patience: When Waiting Counts 199

Chapter 15 Thomas Edison's Enthusiasm: The Energy to Fill Every Minute 210

Chapter 16 Golda Meir's Accountability: The Will to Lose and Start Again 221

Part 4 Summary: Earning and Retaining Trust 231

Conclusion: Will You Choose To Lead? 233

Learning Who You Are and What You Believe 234

Knowing What You Want 238

Attracting and Motivating Others 241

Earning and Retaining the Privilege to Lead 244

Now, Will You Lead? 248

Afterword—The Next Sixteen: What Else We Need To Know 250

Appendix 1 Values List for Self-Awareness Exercise 1 257

Appendix 2 The "If" Sixteen Leadership Framework 259

Appendix 3 The "If" Sixteen Leadership Attributes

Summary 260

Bibliography 268

Index 272

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    If You Will Lead

    “If–,” the famous poem by Victorian poet Rudyard Kipling, captures the essence of modern-day leadership. Leadership consultant Doug Moran offers a fascinating, instructive perspective that identifies the “If Sixteen Leadership Attributes” that Kipling’s poem describes. Moran’s well-researched biographies of historic figures illustrate qualities Kipling found essential to great leadership. getAbstract recommends Moran’s insights to students of history and to good leaders seeking to become great.

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