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Rules & Tools for Leaders: From Developing Your Own Skills to Running Organizations ofAny Size, PracticalAdvice for Leaders at All Levels [NOOK Book]

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Rules and Tools for Leaders offers insightful and useful advice that avoids the flavor-of-the-month management theories that are long on speculation and short on practical application.

This is a fully revised, updated, and reorganized edition of a classic management handbook. It never loses sight of the big picture of how any company should operate. It provides useful and time-tested advice that can be implemented immediately to the benefit of...
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Rules & Tools for Leaders: From Developing Your Own Skills to Running Organizations ofAny Size, PracticalAdvice for Leaders at All Levels

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Overview

Rules and Tools for Leaders offers insightful and useful advice that avoids the flavor-of-the-month management theories that are long on speculation and short on practical application.

This is a fully revised, updated, and reorganized edition of a classic management handbook. It never loses sight of the big picture of how any company should operate. It provides useful and time-tested advice that can be implemented immediately to the benefit of the entire organization. From defining the qualities of outstanding leaders to putting good leadership skills into practice, from managing yourself and others to handling the difficult tests that leadership brings, this book includes valuable checklists and reviews. In addition, it highlights some of the best leadership programs and presents a host of compelling and instructive anecdotes that illustrate the ideas throughout.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101610558
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/6/2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 807,099
  • File size: 712 KB

Meet the Author

Major General Perry M. Smith, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, holds a PhD in international relations from Columbia University. During his thirty years in the Air Force, Smith commanded an F-15 fighter wing in Germany, served as the Air Force’s top planner, and was the Commandant of the National War College. He has served in leadership positions in four nonprofits, including as secretary of the board of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. He has had extensive experience as a motivational speaker, workshop leader, and military analyst for both national and local media.



Brigadier General Jeffrey W. Foley, U.S. Army (Ret.), a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, holds a master’s degree in computer systems from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in national security policy from the National Defense University. Having served for more than thirty-two years in the Army, he is now an independent consultant and frequently requested motivational speaker and leadership development facilitator. In addition, he has become an active member of boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, both local and national.
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  • Posted August 16, 2013

    In today's global environment the demands on leaders continue t


    In today's global environment the demands on leaders continue to change and often in more complex and challenging ways. Quality leadership and management skills can only be improved and strengthened through continued learning and experience. Perry Smith and Jeff Foley offer a wealth of varied experiences from their life long careers in leadership and management. Their writing skills in Rules & Tools for Leaders allow the reader to clearly and succinctly navigate through difficult issues in a manner that is easy to assimilate and understand. The checklists provided are extremely helpful for periodic review. The revised 4th edition includes the chapter " Managing The Electronic World", which provides a great resource for learning how to optimize the use of electronic devices, making them beneficial and not detrimental.

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    Posted August 7, 2013

    This book begins with the key leadership foundations of self awa

    This book begins with the key leadership foundations of self awareness and character. From there the book provides the leadership blueprints for both leading people and organizations in an easily accessible format. The book is well researched and is filled with lessons learned in the real world from both successes and adversity.
    I have been a senior leader, consultant and educator. Rules and Tools is a book I always recommend for people newly promoted into leadership positions because it provides a complete map of the territory leaders need to be familiar with in order create healthy organizations.
    I highly recommend this book. I have used it and General Smith in senior leadership programs for the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Heath and Human Services with excellent results. You cannot go wrong buying and using this book.

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