Rules and Tools for Leaders (Revised) [NOOK Book]


Rules & Tools for Leaders has guided hundreds of thousands of leaders, showing them the ways to create and maintain growth and profitability. From hiring, firing and promoting to responding to major corporate crises, from day-to-day encounters to long-range strategic planning, Perry covers virtually every aspect of leadership and provides the means to get the job done—and...
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Rules and Tools for Leaders (Revised)

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Rules & Tools for Leaders has guided hundreds of thousands of leaders, showing them the ways to create and maintain growth and profitability. From hiring, firing and promoting to responding to major corporate crises, from day-to-day encounters to long-range strategic planning, Perry covers virtually every aspect of leadership and provides the means to get the job done—and done well.

Along with a thorough understanding of group dynamics, business models, and ethical practices, Rules & Tools for Leaders also features invaluable checklists and guidelines—providing everyday tools to put the tried-and-true rules into effect.

Here's a savvy guide for managers and administrators who want to develop, hone, and refine their leadership skills for the good of their organization and everyone in it. Smith has taught executives in the U.S. military and large corporations such as IBM, General Dynamics, Intel, and Digital.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101221150
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/2/2002
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 306,611
  • File size: 289 KB

Meet the Author

Major General Perry M. Smith, USAF Retired, is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and earned a Ph.D. in International Relations from Columbia University. An internationally known speaker and media commentator, he has conducted seminars on leadership, strategic planning, and ethics for hundreds of organizations, including Harvard's Kennedy School, Emory University, Microsoft, Tiffany & Company, Time Warner, and Texas Instruments. He is a military analyst for CBS radio and CBS television.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Foreword ix
Preface xi
1. LEADING / thirty fundamentals to remember 3
2. TAKING OVER / the vital nature of the transition 17
3. ESTABLISHING STANDARDS / personal and institutional integrity 27
4. ORGANIZING PRIORITIES / the mission, the mission, the mission 33
5. TAKING CARE OF YOUR PEOPLE / mentoring, not cronyism 41
7. MAKING THE BIG DECISIONS / seven useful checks 51
8. SCHEDULING YOUR TIME / disciplining yourself and your calendar 57
9. REACHING OUTWARD AND UPWARD / building bridges and braintrusts 63
10. COMPLIMENTING CREATIVELY / saying thank you in many ways 69
11. HIRING / the right people for the right jobs 75
12. COUNSELLING ASSOCIATES / the value of one-on-ones 81
13. TEACHING AND READING / leadership essentials 89
14. CREATING A STRATEGIC VISION / the role of planning 95
15. PERSONALITY AND HEALTH TESTING / tools for the enlightened leader 103
16. LOOKING AT YOURSELF / the importance of introspection 113
17. LEADING IN CRISES / coolness and flexibility 131
18. DEALING WITH THE MEDIA / the challenge and the opportunity 137
19. SPOUSES OF THE LEADERSHIP TEAM / the delicate balance 143
20. LEADING INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS dealing with cultural complexities and national antagonisms 149
21. FIRING / the role of the leader 153
22. DEALING WITH THE DOWNSIDE / failures rumors, criticism, and stepping down 159
23. WORKING FOR THE BIG BOSS / the trials and opportunities of the subordinate leader 169
24. WRAPPING IT UP / putting it all together 177
Checklists for busy leaders 185B.
Case studies 257C.
Discussion of case studies 263D.
Leadership education programs 273E.
Selected reading list 279
About the Author 283
Index 285
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2007

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    I look forward to a couple of plane trips a year (only escape from the rat race) to read a few good books, even if they are work related. This was a book I couldn't put down, as a leader myself, it has brought ideas on the back burner to the for front again, as well as new ideas to impliment, to communicate better to employees. I will be reading this book over and over to remind myself of all aspects of being a leader, and I will also suggest to my employees, who are supervisers themselves, to purchase this book and keep this book as a reference throughout their careers. A big thanks to Major General Smith!

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