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THE LEADERSHIP BESTSELLER FOR WOMENFROM TWO MARINE CORPS CAPTAINS
“A brilliant, original, practical, profound, human, energetic book written by two remarkable women. It's one of the best books on leadership published in the last several years.”
Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence
Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch weren’t born leadersthey became leaders during their years in the U.S. Marine Corps, enduring some of the toughest training on earth. Now they pass those field-tested strategies and hard-fought insights to you. They deliver 10 key practices to becoming a powerful leader. You’ll improve your decision-making, focus, and performance as you learn to:
• Lead from the frontand set an inspiring example for others
• Think fast on your feetand stop making excuses
• Take care of your team (so they’ll take care of you)
• Stay cool while dealing with crisesand respond without overreacting
• Develop Marine-level confidence, coolness, and couragewithout the boot camp
Now more than ever, women are stepping up, leaning in, and taking charge in leadership positions of every stripe. Channel your strengths, maximize your resources, and motivate your team to achieve any goal you set by Leading from the Front.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Courtney Lynch and Angie Morgan cofounded Lead Star, a leadership development firm that works with Fortune 500 companies, small- and mid-sized businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and academic institutions. They advise executives on strategy, organizational development, and talent management initiatives. They are both directors of the Center for Creative Leadership’s Partner Network, a premier organization for thought leading consultants, executive coaches, and trainers.
Table of Contents
Preface: Becoming Marines, Becoming Leaders xiii
Chapter 1 Meet and Exceed the Standards You Ask of Others-Lead from the Front 15
Chapter 2 Make Timely Decisions-Find the 80 Percent Solution 53
Chapter 3 Seek to Take Responsibility Before You Begin to Place Blame 53
Chapter 4 True Leaders Dedicate Themselves to Service-Take Care of Those You Lead 71
Chapter 5 Think Before You Act-Especially Before You Overreact 89
Chapter 6 When Faced with a Crisis-Aviate, Navigate, Communicate 107
Chapter 7 Courage + Initiative + Perseverance + Integrity = Success 125
Chapter 8 Don't Cry Over Something That Won't Cry Over You 141
Chapter 9 Say You're Sorry Only When You're at Fault 159
Chapter 10 Always Lead as You Are 175
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