Leading the Charge: Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom

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“What’s happened to our leaders and to our leadership?”

Based on General Zinni’s leadership experiences from the battlefield to the boardroom, Leading the Charge shows a new way through the significant leadership challenges of the 21st century.

The times are changing at an ever-increasing velocity. Old systems, organizations, and ways of operating no longer work in our dynamic, complex and increasingly unstable new environment. Out of this ...

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Overview

“What’s happened to our leaders and to our leadership?”

Based on General Zinni’s leadership experiences from the battlefield to the boardroom, Leading the Charge shows a new way through the significant leadership challenges of the 21st century.

The times are changing at an ever-increasing velocity. Old systems, organizations, and ways of operating no longer work in our dynamic, complex and increasingly unstable new environment. Out of this chaos and confusion, a new and different leader must emerge. Old systems and methods will no longer work.

Leading the Charge is a visionary leadership book that examines the trends that have reshaped our world and the ways in which visionary leaders and organizations can effectively respond. Tomorrow’s successful leaders—in all fields, including the military, academia, politics, and business—must know how to create, operate, and thrive in very fluid, flattened, and integrated structures that are remarkably different from the traditional organizations we are used to seeing. They will have to manage rapidly changing technology and flows of information, and create faster and more far-reaching spans of control.

Leading the Charge shows the way, and is an incisive and compelling guide to the new world of leadership, one that will prove indispensable for years to come.

Organized around “Leading a New World,” a revolutionary leadership course General Zinni developed and taught at the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University, Leading the Charge makes a convincing case that leaders must . . .

- change with the times to be relevant.

- be ready for crisis mode at any given time.

- have a moral compass and the ability to steer the company in the right direction.

- be forward thinking, not reactive, to provide innovation and creativity.

- develop great leaders.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Zinni, former special envoy to the Middle East, and Koltz (coauthors of The Battle for Peace) turn their focus to what they regard as a profound leadership crisis in America. Leaders-in politics, the military and business-have failed to evolve with the times, say the authors, who identify 11 core elements of new (and effective) managers, including developing a strong ethical sense and honing listening and decision-making skills. The authors dedicate entire chapters to each of these elements and explore what it takes to shepherd nations, companies and families in times of crisis as well as how to nurture and train future leaders. Zinni's principles of governance-applicable to parents as well as presidents-touches everything from the Spitzer scandal to U.S. policies in the Middle East and dispenses practical guidelines with particular relevance and resonance. (Aug.)

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"A thoughtful and evocative lesson plan on leadership which is equally applicable to business leaders as well as military and political leaders.... Inspiring." —-Thomas J. Campbell, president of DC Capital Partners
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230612655
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/4/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,021,013
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

General Tony Zinni (Ret.) was commander in chief of CENTCOM and special envoy to the Middle East. He has appeared on The Daily Show and Meet the Press among others. He is currently chairman of the board at BAE Systems, Inc.

Tony Koltz co-authored Tom Clancy’s Into the Storm and Battle Ready as well as The Battle for Peace, a New York Times bestseller.

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Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 The Crisis in Leadership 3

2 The Failure to Adapt 21

3 The New Leader 37

4 Self-Knowledge 63

5 Ethics 79

6 The Led 95

7 Environment 113

8 The Enterprise 129

9 Speed 151

10 Knowledge 163

11 Communication 179

12 Decision 187

13 Crisis 205

14 Vision 219

Afterword 235

Index 237

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