The Book of Leadership Wisdom: Classic Writings by Legendary Business Leaders

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T. Coleman du Pont, Andrew Carnegie, J. Paul Getty, A. Montgomery Ward, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., Akio Morita, Jack Welch, David Packard, Ray Kroc, Bill Gates . . . they are among the most respected and influential business leaders of all time. Possessing a rare combination of business genius and true grit, these captains of industry have created unprecedented wealth for their companies and themselves, pioneered revolutionary new industries, and, in some cases, directly shaped the destinies of entire nations. Now, ...
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T. Coleman du Pont, Andrew Carnegie, J. Paul Getty, A. Montgomery Ward, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., Akio Morita, Jack Welch, David Packard, Ray Kroc, Bill Gates . . . they are among the most respected and influential business leaders of all time. Possessing a rare combination of business genius and true grit, these captains of industry have created unprecedented wealth for their companies and themselves, pioneered revolutionary new industries, and, in some cases, directly shaped the destinies of entire nations. Now, The Book of Leadership Wisdom affords you an unprecedented opportunity to hear, in their own words, what these immortals have had to say on the topic of leadership.

The Book of Leadership Wisdom brings together the essays and speeches of more than 50 business legends, past and present. Never before have the writings of such a large and diverse group of legendary business leaders been collected between the covers of a book. From leading change to dealing with adversity, creating vision to inspiring employees, the writings contained in this book span the whole range of essential leadership issues. For instance, you'll hear from Harold Geneen on the difference between leading and commanding, Daniel Guggenheim and William Cooper Procter on the advantages of a democratic workplace, Katherine Graham on the importance of credibility, Jack Welch and Ross Perot on leading in adversity, Ray Kroc on self-appraisal, and Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield on value-based leadership, to name just a few.

For easy reference, the 52 essays contained in The Book of Leadership Wisdom are organized into eight categories covering leadership qualities, dealing with adversity, visions of progress, labor relations, company culture, habits and idiosyncrasies, motivating employees, and leading change. Each essay is preceded by a brief introduction that places it in historical perspective and offers interesting and insightful information about its author's life and career. And throughout each essay, passages have been highlighted that call attention to each contributor's most pithy, profound, or quirky ideas.

Offering timeless wisdom from the most successful business leaders ever, The Book of Leadership Wisdom is must reading for managers at every level, from the junior executive cubicle to the presidential suite.

A collection of essays and speeches on leadership by some of the most influential leaders of all time.

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These talks by well-known business executives cover a wide range of subjects. Bill Gates speaks about the future; Michael Eisner discusses creativity; Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield believe that a corporation should support liberal social causes; and the late Roberto Goizueta, CEO of Coca-Cola, believes that business has one purpose, to make profits, period. The views expressed are stimulating, and the narration by Richard Poe is polished. Recommended for business collections in large libraries.--Mark Guyer, Stark Cty. Dist. Lib., Canton, OH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560150497
  • Publisher: Penton Overseas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • Series: Wiley Audio Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Abridged, 3 CDs
  • Product dimensions: 4.95 (w) x 5.78 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Krass is a freelance writer and editor living in Connecticut. He contributes regularly to Investor's Business Daily. His other books include The Book of Business Wisdom: Classic Writings by the Legends of Commerce and Industry, also available from Wiley.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. I The Necessary Qualities 1
Leadership 3
Taking the Hype Out of Leadership 23
If "Business Credibility" Means Anything 29
The Active Qualities of Leaders 37
The Elements of Personal Power 43
The Real Essence of Business 53
Pt. II Dealing with Adversity 61
Business Leaders: It's Up to Us to Recover the Industrial Leadership 63
Global Competitiveness: America in the Eye of the Hurricane 77
The People Principle 89
Roving Leadership 97
The Woman Executive 103
The Businessman at Bay 109
Pt. III Visions of Progress 123
Machine and Progress 125
The Fabulous Future 133
Innovation: The Fruit of Success 141
Techno Vision 151
A View from Olympus 155
Pt. IV Evolving Perspectives on Labor 161
Labor Relations: The Division of Wealth 163
Some Thoughts on Industrial Unrest 171
How We Divide with Our Men 177
Good Human Relations: The Solution of Labor Problems 189
Business and Labor 203
Creating an Empowering Environment for All Employees 211
Pt. V Company Culture 225
Trust in People 227
Ethics: A Global Business Challenge 233
Ethical Managers Make Their Own Rules 245
Responsibility 259
Lead with Your Values 265
American and Japanese Styles 275
Pt. VI Habits and Idiosyncracies 293
Failure Is a Word I Don't Accept 295
Take Your Idea and See It Through 301
Self-Discipline Called Key to Success 305
The Wonder of Routine 309
In the Public Eye 315
Reviewing Yourself 321
I Never Make an Appointment 327
I Answer the Telephone Myself 331
Pt. VII Motivators and Mentors 335
The Case of the Oriental Rug 337
How I Get My Ideas Across 351
G. F. Swift: I Can Raise Better Men Than I Can Hire 365
The Secret of Business Is the Management of Men 375
Business Is a Young Man's Game 381
Are You a Job-Holder or a Result-Getter? 385
The Making of a Successful Businessman 389
Pt. VIII Leading Revolution 399
Reality-Based Leadership: Changes in the Workplace 401
Real Leaders Create Industries 415
Growth 421
Reorganization 427
Managing a Creative Organization 437
Do It Now! 449
Preserve Order Amid Change 453
How to Keep a Business Growing 461
Chronology 473
Author Index 475
Acknowledgments 477
Notes 478
Credits and Sources 484
Index 489
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