Leadership Quote/Unquote

Overview

This conveys with wit and wisdom the essential thoughts on leadership of over 100 of the world's most famous characters and greatest leaders throughout history. It is very entertaining, inspiring, and thought provoking all at the same time. It utilizes the powerful, insightful, and sometimes surprising quotations of world figures to emphasize the key elements of leadership needed for success.

Drawing from characters as diverse as Henry Ford, ...

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Overview

This conveys with wit and wisdom the essential thoughts on leadership of over 100 of the world's most famous characters and greatest leaders throughout history. It is very entertaining, inspiring, and thought provoking all at the same time. It utilizes the powerful, insightful, and sometimes surprising quotations of world figures to emphasize the key elements of leadership needed for success.

Drawing from characters as diverse as Henry Ford, Tom Peters, Jimi Hendrix, Lily
Tomlin, Ross Perot, Adolf Hitler, Colin Powell, and Martin Luther King, Alan
Cutler uses their quoted wisdom to explorethe leadership skills needed in today's business environment.

This book covers a wide and encouraging range of topics, including making leaders out of managers, the leader as a visionary, the leader's task of inspiring others, building supportive relationships, enabling others to reach their potential, understanding the power of communication and what is required of the twenty-first century leader.

This is a book that you will want to read this book in a single sitting and then refer to time and again. In addition to the providing some great lessons of history you will find some great quotations that you can use with your friends and colleagues. This book will inspire and encourage anyone who has a leadership role or task to perform. An ideal title to read on a short flight or to give to a friend.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934747551
  • Publisher: Global Management Enterprises, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Pages: 130
  • Product dimensions: 0.28 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Cutler
Alan Cutler
In the bestselling tradition of Dava Sobel's Longitude, geologist Alan Cutler burst onto the literary nonfiction scene with The Seashell on the Mountaintop -- the tale of a 17th-century scientist-turned-priest who forever changed our understanding of the earth. An aficionado of jazz music and Joseph Heller, Cutler himself turns out to be as multilayered as his subject matter.

Good To Know

In our interview, Cutler shared some fascinating facts about himself:

"I've never been able to answer the question, ‘How did you become interested in science?' I'm tempted to turn the question around: How do people become uninterested in science? As a child I was curious about everything. With my friends I explored the woods near our home, caught bugs and frogs and turtles, and looked at the moon with binoculars. Naturally, I was fascinated by dinosaurs, too. To be curious about the natural world seemed normal to me then, and it seems normal to me now. I figure that for most people the curiosity is still there somewhere, even if its been dormant for years. My hope in writing about science is to connect with that curiosity and reawaken it if I can."

"When I was 26 years old, I took a sabbatical from graduate school and hopped a plane to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For eight months I traveled around the Malay Archipelago -- Java, Bali, Sumatra, Borneo, and the Philippines -- living on the cheap. I climbed smoking volcanoes, tromped through rainforests, sailed across the South China Sea in a small boat, learned to speak passable Indonesian, and lived the life of a footloose vagabond in paradise. Most of the time I was on my own, immersed in a completely unfamiliar culture. It was a great lesson in the diversity of human perspectives and experiences. In Borneo, I met an old Chinese man who had lived on a river all his life but had never seen the ocean. He was astonished to learn that I had crossed the South China Sea in a sailboat. He had never heard of such a thing. A boat powered by the wind instead of a motor, he said, what will they think of next?"

"I was raised as a Unitarian in a home that was respectful of religion but not especially devout. After writing a book such as Seashell on the Mountaintop, which delves into the complicated historical relationship between religion and science, I now take religion a lot more seriously than I used to. I am still not an orthodox Christian, or an orthodox anything else for that matter, but I am impressed by richness of religious thinking through the ages. If I can't abide the cheap shots uninformed fundamentalists often take at science, I can no longer abide the cheap shots uninformed scientists sometimes take at religion, either."

"I love the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland crab houses. My favorite activities are outdoors -- hiking, birding, boating, camping -- but I don't get out as much as I'd like. I like big cities, but I don't miss their attractions when I'm away from them. On the other hand, if I go for more than few weeks without driving on a dirt road or hearing birdsongs I feel deprived. My wife and I have tried to raise our kids to think of appreciating nature as a normal part of a full life -- not just as a 'hobby' or grist for nature shows on TV."

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    1. Hometown:
      Gaithersburg, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 24, 1954
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bethesda, Maryland
    1. Education:
      B.A., Carleton College, 1975; M.S., University of Rochester, 1977; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1991

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