Be Tough ... But Don't Be

Be Tough ... But Don't Be "A Tough Guy": A Humble take on Leadership and Professional Toughness

by Craig Cicardo Sr.


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Be Tough ... But Don't Be "A Tough Guy" is a guide for leaders and those who strive to be in leadership positions. The leadership philosophy expressed is one that will help a leader adapt to the technological era we have entered into over the last two decades. The title sets the stage for the contents which discusses leading with compassion, selflessness, and service. The concept discusses the ability to maintain class and poise when dealing with others who try to bully, whine, and complain while not falling in line with the standard that has been set. Maintaining the standard is the responsibility of the leader who can be tough, yet compassionate. Tough isn't just a physical trait. More than ever, mental toughness is a key ingredient when leading others. We are in an age where the feeling of entitlement has spread like wildfire, and the process of earning our way to the top is fading. Strong leaders are needed in all walks of life, and Be Tough ... But Don't Be "A Tough Guy" guides those who desire to keep their "ship" on a course that will lead to harmony within the ranks, and success in the tasks they must carry out.
This is a book that corporate leaders, coaches, and school administrators will benefit from. The philosophies and core values that are discussed in this book will not only lead to successful results at work, but will also help bring peace and self acceptance to those who can Be Tough without being "A Tough Guy."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503273221
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/06/2014
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Craig Cicardo, Sr. is a professional educator who has been a high school and college football coach for 25 years. As an educator, he serves in the role of Dean of Behavioral Management. He has taught U.S. History, served as a curriculum coordinator, and spent six years as a Director of Athletics. Along with being a high school head football coach for 14 years, he has been an assistant coach at four different "small college" football programs. He and his family reside in Forked River, NJ.

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