The Leadership Genius of George W. Bush: 10 Common Sense Lessons from the Commander-in-Chief
James W. Ware and Carolyn B. Thompson
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If, according to Abigail Adams, "great necessities call forth great leaders," then George W. Bush has displayed a natural ability to lead. Through his skillful use of timeless management principles and his powerful people skills, Bush has proven to be a genius at leadership.
The Leadership Genius of George W. Bush reveals the unwavering leadership principles of the first President with an MBA and illustrates how he uses them to operate within the arenas of politics, business, and life. Leadership and management consultants Carolyn Thompson and James Ware identify ten timeless qualities that have made Bush a great leader, breaking down each one so that you too can use these techniques in your own leadership questwhether you are running a Fortune 500 company, the local school board, or your condo association.
Each thought-provoking chapter highlights a unique leadership lesson gleaned from Bushs political, professional, and personal endeavors. From owner of the Texas Rangers to President of the United States, these principles have propelled George W. Bush to the top and can do the same for you:
The Leadership Genius of George W. Bush explores everything from overcoming setbacks (as Bush did during his nomination bid) and managing in crisis (September 11th) to setting the vision and hiring the best and brightest to execute it.
Engaging and entertaining, The Leadership Genius of George W. Bush is a lively blend of professional accomplishments and personal beliefs. Clearly outlining the techniques that have made George W. Bush such an effective leader, this practical guide will help you develop the leadership skills necessary for success in todays fast-paced world.
About the Authors
Carolyn B. Thompson is President of Training Systems, Inc., a customized performance improvement and HR consulting company dedicated to helping small- and medium-size organizations enhance their ability to recruit, inspire, and retain quality leaders at every level. An experienced manager, Carolyn has held numerous leadership positions in chambers of commerce, public library boards, and global associations, including the International Society for Performance Improvement. Ms. Thompson is the author of several management books and has been the subject of articles in Working Woman magazine, Inc. magazine, Redbook, and BusinessWeek.
James W. Ware is a partner of the Focus Consulting Group, Inc. The firm works with leaders to develop mission and value statements that are the foundation of sustainable growth. He is a recognized authority on the connection between creativity and business and has delivered keynote speeches on this topic to audiences around the world. Ware is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®qualified instructor, and a certified mediator for the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago. Previously, he has been an instructor at the Keller Graduate School of Management and a trainer for Interaction Associates, global consultants for Facilitative Leadership training. Ware has a degree in philosophy, an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago, and earned the CFA (chartered financial analyst) designation.
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