Book Heroic leadership : leading with integrity and honor / William A. Cohen.
Publication year: c2010.
Call Number HD57.7 .C644 2010
Media class: Book
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780470405017 0470405015
Extent: x, 278 p. ; 24 cm.
Proven leadership strategies used by combat and business leaders to accomplish impossible goals. Heroic Leadership examines military leadership principles as they apply to business and life. Leadership expert and retired general William Cohen describes eight universal laws of leadership and explains why heroic leadership has worked so successfully and ethically. He shows how to implement Heroic Leadership to attract followership, use influence tactics, develop self-confidence, build, coach, and motivate a team, take charge in crisis situations, and take action. It includes real-world examples from business and battle that follow the eight universal laws and contains proven strategies and techniques to apply universal laws and multiply productivity of any group or organization. He suggests highly effective methods for building teamwork and esprit de corps. Cohen offers innovative ideas for motivating people and helping them to achieve new heights of personal and group performance--Publisher's description.
Introduction : The concept of heroic leadership -- Part One. The eight universal laws of heroic leadership -- 1. Maintain absolute integrity -- 2. Know your stuff -- 3. Declare your expectations -- 4. Show uncommon commitment -- 5. Expect positive results -- 6. Take care of your people -- 7. Put duty before self -- 8. Get out in front -- Part Two. The eight basic influence tools -- 9. Direction -- 10. Indirection -- 11. Redirection -- 12. Deflection -- 13. Enlistment -- 14. Persuasion -- 15. Negotiation -- 16. Involvement -- Part Three. The eight competencies of heroic leadership -- 17. How to attract followership -- 18. How to develop your self-confidence -- 19. How to build a heroic team -- 20. How to build high morale and esprit de corps -- 21. How to motivate when times get tough -- 22. How to take charge in crisis situations -- 23. How to develop your charisma -- 24. How to solve problems and make decisions -- Epilogue.