Leading at a Higher Level, Revised and Expanded Edition (Intro & Chapter 1): Is Your Organization High Performing?

Leading at a Higher Level, Revised and Expanded Edition (Intro & Chapter 1): Is Your Organization High Performing?

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by Ken Blanchard
     
 

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Several years ago, my wife Margie and I went on a safari in South Africa with some family and

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Several years ago, my wife Margie and I went on a safari in South Africa with some family and friends. We had been on a number of safaris over the past 20 years, but this time I saw some things differently. The jungle appeared more vicious, competitive, and territorial than ever before. If you've ever heard a lion roar, it sends chills up your back. When our long-time guide, Gary Clarke from Topeka, Kansas, imitates the lion's roar, he shouts, "It's mine, mine, mine, mine!" That's because when the lion roars, what he's really saying is, "This is my territory. Don't mess with me." In fact, lions will kill their sons if the sons challenge their fathers' control over their territory.

The reason I saw this more vividly than ever before is that I had decided on this trip that I was going to find out as much as I possibly could about Nelson Mandela. We had been at a dinner party where people around the table were asked to share what person-of anyone in the world-they would love to have dinner with. It was a quick decision for me. I said, "Nelson Mandela. I would love to have dinner with a man who was in prison for 28 years and treated cruelly, yet came out of that experience full of love, compassion, and reconciliation." On the trip, I began to read Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.

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ISBN-13:
9780137054664
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
10/16/2009
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NOOK Book
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