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Leadocracy: Hiring More Great Leaders (Like You) Into Government
     

Leadocracy: Hiring More Great Leaders (Like You) Into Government

by Geoff Smart
 

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Do you think your life will get better in the future?

Geoff Smart had some doubts. He saw what you see — how broken government has become. He worried about his career, his family’s future, and our everyday quality of life.

Then one day, Geoff received an unexpected message that changed how he saw the problem.

Geoff was asked to help. His journey took

Overview

Do you think your life will get better in the future?

Geoff Smart had some doubts. He saw what you see — how broken government has become. He worried about his career, his family’s future, and our everyday quality of life.

Then one day, Geoff received an unexpected message that changed how he saw the problem.

Geoff was asked to help. His journey took him behind the scenes to work with other private sector leaders who had made the leap into government. What he discovered will surprise you.

Leadocracy will tell you
• Why great leaders avoid government
• How the “3 As of Leading” can help us identify, hire, and become better leaders
• How we can avoid nonleader candidates like the Turtle, Bureaucrat, Screamer, and Idealist
• How the adrenaline rush of “flow” can offer leaders from the private sector the adventure of a lifetime

Thomas Paine’s Common Sense painted a vision that inspired a generation and changed the course of human history. The movement of our time is leadocracy — government by society’s greatest leaders. Leaders like you.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In his latest, motivational speaker Smart (Who: The A Method for Hiring) promotes “leadocracy,” which he defines as “government by society’s greatest leaders.” To make this happen, Smart offers his “A” Method, or the three As: analyzing goals, allocating resources, and aligning personnel. “Holding on to a corporate job that has become routine does not offer many chances to experience flow,” Smart observes lamely of the complex psychological concept. The energy of “flow” comes, he promises, “when a leader is in the process of applying the 3 As of Leadership” to government and “sees the excitement on the faces of key constituents.” Banal discussion questions such as “Are great leaders born or made?” conclude each chapter. Though Smart promises to guide his readers to creative control of bureaucracies, the results are incoherent. Smart floats his Leaders Initiative, a not-for-profit organization, and offers a hokey Leadocracy Pledge promising that the signer “will complete a full-time, two-year leadership role in government by my sixtieth birthday.” Those dreaming of government jobs might find some inspiration, but would-be government leaders who face iron bureaucracies and complex regulatory procedures will need less fuzzy talk and a more detailed blueprint. While Smart wears the mantle of his teacher Peter F. Drucker, an expert on modern corporations, his system will captivate few Drucker fans. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469262024
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Geoff Smart is chairman and CEO of ghSMART, a leadership firm. He is a bestselling author, and serves as founding chairman of SmartKids Leadership Program and The Leaders Initiative.

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