The Arc of Ambition: Defining the Leadership Journey

The Arc of Ambition: Defining the Leadership Journey

by James Champy, Nitin Nohria
     
 

ISBN-10: 0738204277

ISBN-13: 9780738204277

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: Basic Books


What separates the wannabes from the great achievers? For internationally renowned management experts Jim Champy and Nitin Nohria, the key ingredient is ambition. Showcasing the experiences of dozens of contemporary and historical figures from all walks of life, The Arc of Ambition is a practical and inspirational guide to harnessing your ambition and…  See more details below

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What separates the wannabes from the great achievers? For internationally renowned management experts Jim Champy and Nitin Nohria, the key ingredient is ambition. Showcasing the experiences of dozens of contemporary and historical figures from all walks of life, The Arc of Ambition is a practical and inspirational guide to harnessing your ambition and leaving a legacy of accomplishment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738204277
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,421,060
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.64(d)
Lexile:
1150L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
1Without ambition, no conquests are made, no lands discovered, no businesses created
Ambition is the root of all achievement1
2Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see
See what others don't23
3It takes a strong character and a lot of willpower to hold onto a dream under adverse circumstances
Follow a steadfast path51
4Opportunity knocks with all the temerity of a brown trout hiding in an overfished stream
Seize the moment71
5History is a long list of warnings about the folly of overreaching
Temper ambition97
6Greatness must be driven by a purpose beyond money
Inspire with a greater purpose115
7Compromise is bad for ambition
Never violate values141
8Power comes from other people
Keep control by giving it up163
9Reinvention is the key to longevity
Change or die183
10The dead can't lead the living
Leave gracefully207
Epilogue235
Sources and Recommended Reading241
Index257

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