How do successful entrepreneurial leaders become legendary? Many characteristics lead to a legacy of exemplary leadership and enduring success. Entrepreneurial spirit, good character, risk-taking, commitment, initiative, confidence, independence, vision, determination, persistence, and endurance proved to be the winning combination for Dr. J. Phillip (Jack) London. These attributes are interwoven throughout his lifetime as narrated in this memoir that reveals his transformation from a kid living in rural Oklahoma to a midshipman at the US Naval Academy, as a Navy Aviator, followed by President and CEO of a government contracting company and culminating in his role as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of CACI International, a Fortune 500 company employing over 23,000 people in 155 offices worldwide.
As a successful defense industry executive and expert on business ethics for almost 50 years, London tells us how he became a pioneer in the federal contracting industry and developed and built a successful business that continuously excelled and stayed strong for five decades through changes in the federal landscape. We see how his unique vision and strong leadership shaped CACI into a multinational information technology company to support some of the most important and critical national security priorities in America. Drawing upon his military experience, he set a high bar for business leaders across the industry in establishing the standard for leading with integrity.
Based on London's personal, military and corporate experiences and many real-life examples, this book presents time-tested lessons that are both relatable and impactful in defining an enduring legacy through exceptional leadership.Important Note: This title is produced with a specially coated heavier-weight paper that enables printing interior color images and photos.
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About the Author
Dr. Jennifer London holds a PhD in psychology from The Ohio State University and completed postdoctoral education in marketing from the University of Pittsburgh School of Business. As President of her own consulting firm, she has advised clients on strategic planning, business development, executive hiring, development, and outplacement, as well as marketing and community relations. Her work has included evaluating and developing potential customers nationwide for the development of new and expanded markets for companies ranging from private businesses to Fortune 100 corporations. Dr. London has also conducted mergers and acquisition search work for private clients and corporations. As a consultant to CACI, she supported the company's strategic mergers and acquisitions program, which resulted in the acquisitions by CACI of six companies totaling over $200 million in annual revenues. Dr. London's analytic input, behavioral insights, and recommendations on corporate messaging were fundamental to CACI's approach to the Abu Ghraib crisis. She was a member of the crisis management team and helped craft the conceptual framework for the highly effective hyper-crisis management strategy employed by CACI. Dr. London was also Strategic Advisor to the Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of CACI, Dr. J. Phillip London. She maintains leadership roles in a number of boards and organizations and is the founder of the National American History and Founders Month Initiative. Dr. London has numerous professional publications to her credit, and was a co-author with Dr. J. Phillip London on his books Character: The Ultimate Success Factor (2013) and Profiles in Character: Sixteen Americans and the Traits That Defined Them (2022). She was also a contributor to Dr J. Phillip London's book Our Good Name: A Company's Fight to Defend Its Honor and Get the Truth Told about Abu Ghraib (2008).
Z. Selin Hur received an MBA degree from the Katz Graduate School of Business and a Master of Public and International Affairs degree from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Hur worked with Dr. J. Phillip London as a Strategic Programs Principal at CACI International Inc. from 2004 to 2021. She supported Dr. London's thought leadership in national security and information technology, as well as the company's strategic growth initiatives. Ms. Hur also added to CACI's leadership development and corporate culture programs by contributing to articles and speeches on defense, technology, and organizational development. She was also a member of CACI's crisis management team engaged in the role of addressing and correcting media misinformation about the company during the Abu Ghraib crisis. Prior to joining CACI, Ms. Hur was a management consultant providing advisory services in strategic planning, communications, and business development to consulting and information technology firms worldwide. Her career has included work as an information technology project manager for government and financial sector clients at EDS. Ms. Hur also worked in the World Bank's Private Sector Development group, where she developed corporate governance best practices and public policy assessments for private sector-led growth in developing countries. Ms. Hur was a contributor to Dr. J. Phillip London's book Our Good Name; A Company's Fight to Defend Its Honor and Get the Truth Told about Abu Ghraib (2008) and a co-author of Character: The Ultimate Success Factor (2013).