Most leaders focus too much on what they say and not nearly enough on setting an example. This audiobook shows what happened in those unusual cases of true leaders—in business, education, the military, and nonprofits—who always walked the walk, especially when times got tough. In a skeptical world, their actions gave them more credibility than even the best possible speeches. Consider how
• Herb Kelleher and Colleen Barrett of Southwest Airlines were serious about putting employees first, and proved it by sticking to a no-layoffs policy while other airlines made major cuts.
• Sony founder Masuro Ibuka, who stressed originality over profits, waited for years while his competitors made color televisions—and then released the Trinitron, a breakthrough product that blew the other sets out of the water.
• Martin Luther King Jr. was so committed to nonviolence that he let a racist detractor beat him up in front of a crowded auditorium rather than raise a hand against him.
Ultimately, leadership doesn’t depend on who you are, what you say, or how you say it, but only on what you do. The eye-opening examples in Walk the Walk will inspire leaders at all levels.
|Publisher:||Penguin Group (USA)|
|Product dimensions:||5.82(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.79(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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Walk the Walk will become essential reading for all the leaders I serve as a consultant. Alan Deutschman writes a practical, comprehensively brief and readable book about the most critical element of leadership -- demonstrating through your actions that you mean what you say. By naming leaders throughout history and into the present, Alan courageously exposes the leaders who have provided us with the real life examples of how they did, or did not, walk the walk in accordance to their words. This book explains why mission statements in organizations become revered or reviled by the employess because leadership displays congruent or incongruent behaviors with the words that are set forth to inspire the employees who work for them. Alan's mission to provide an elegantly simple and pointed account of true leadership is accomplished. Dr. Megan Neyer, Total Performance Systems, Inc.
Walk the Walk is a major hit! This book is the best book on leadership by far!! It is unique in that the author, Alan Deutschman, develops criteria for leadership and identifies people and corporations whose success is based on following their goals. The book is most readable and enjoyable! This is a must read for all with an interest in leadership!
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