The Art of Leadership: A Practical Guide for People in Positions of Responsibility

The Art of Leadership: A Practical Guide for People in Positions of Responsibility

by J. Donald Walters


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Many aspire to leadership, but few understand its true nature. Leadership is not an ego game, and a true leader does not focus on his or her own interests. Leaders possess vision and have goals transcending their own personal desires. They realize the importance of the people they work with. They take creative action as well as come up with up good ideas. At times, people can confuse position with true leadership. This book gets right to the heart of what being a leader really consists of. Chapters like "Leadership is Intuition Guided by Common Sense" and "The Need For Action, Not Talk" share knowledge indispensable to managers or leaders. The Art of Leadership will help you tap into your own potential and bring out the best in others.

Drawn from the author's successful leadership experience in a variety of endeavors, this book provides practical techniques that produce clear results. The book's concise chapters are perfect for people with busy schedules. And each chapter ends with concise summaries that can serve as quick refreshers. Large and small companies -- from established industrial corporations to high-tech start-ups -- are using the leadership approach presented in this book with impressive results. Non-profit organizations and schools have also benefited from the insights contained in these pages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567314892
Publisher: MJF Books
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Pages: 137
Sales rank: 71,505
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1.The Art of Leadership11
2.Leadership Is Not an Ego Game23
3.Leadership Means Responsibility35
4.Leadership Means Setting Aside Personal Desires45
5.Leadership Means Service59
6.Leadership Means Loyalty69
7.Leadership Is Intuition Guided by Common Sense76
8.The Importance of Flexibility93
9.The Need for Action, Not Talk100
10.Giving Support107
11.Work with People's Strengths119
12.What Is True Success?134
About the Author137

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The Art of Leadership: A Practical Guide for People in Positions of Responsibility 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read with lots of good information. I was so impressed with this book that I purchased copies for all the supervisors reporting to me so they could benefit from the information.
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I have been a teacher for 25 years and I have also been the advisor of Middle School and H.S.leadership organizations. I was so impressed with the practical nature and approach of this book that I used its principles to organize a leadership workshop for the M.S. leaders of Manhasset M, Long Island, NY. My HS leaders and I presented our own experiences and I included those of J. Donald Walters. It was a huge success!