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The Architecture of Leadership: Preparation Equals Performance

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The Architecture of Leadership is a simple but effective toolkit for leaders, whose main theme is "preparation = performance." Using the elements of architecture, they begin with a foundation of character and values, move to a floor representing a drive to achieve combined with the capacity to care, and continue with the framework of innate traits and acquired skills to the ceiling and roof of opportunity and performance, respectively. Supporting it all are the pillars of honesty, integrity, courage, respect, ...
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Overview


The Architecture of Leadership is a simple but effective toolkit for leaders, whose main theme is "preparation = performance." Using the elements of architecture, they begin with a foundation of character and values, move to a floor representing a drive to achieve combined with the capacity to care, and continue with the framework of innate traits and acquired skills to the ceiling and roof of opportunity and performance, respectively. Supporting it all are the pillars of honesty, integrity, courage, respect, commitment, trust, ethics, and hard work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591144748
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 663,579
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Donald T. Phillips is the author of Lincoln on Leadership and Martin Luther King Jr. on Leadership.

Adm. James M. Loy is the former Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. They coauthored Character in Action.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Introduction     ix
The Foundation: Character and Values     2
Honesty     3
Integrity     5
Courage     7
Respect     9
Commitment     11
Trust     13
Ethics     15
Hard Work     17
The Floor: Drive to Achieve Combined with the Capacity to Care     20
Drive to Achieve     21
Capacity to Care     23
The Framework: Innate Traits: Innate Traits     26
Intelligence     27
Self-Confidence     29
Perseverance     31
High Energy     33
Ability to Embrace Change     35
Risk Taking     37
Curiosity and Continual Learning     39
Creativity     41
The Framework: Acquired Skills: Acquired Skills     44
Vision and Goals     45
Expertise     47
Teamwork     49
Diversity     51
Decisiveness     53
Being in the Field     55
Good Communication Skills     57
Empowerment/Delegation     59
Inspiration/Persuasion     61
Relationships/Alliances     63
Innovation     65
Management     67
Coaching/Mentoring     69
Understanding Human Nature     71
The Ceiling: Opportunity     74
The Roof: Performance     78
Afterword     87
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