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Book of Leadership Wisdom : Classic Writings by Legendary Business Leaders
Peter Krass (Editor)

0471294551
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Format: Hardcover, 512pp.
ISBN: 9780471294559
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Pub. Date: November 1998

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The Book of Leadership Wisdom brings together the essays and speeches of more than 50 business legends, past and present. From leading change to dealing with adversity, creating vision to inspiring employees, the writings contained in this book span the whole range of essential leadership issues. Each essay is preceded by a brief introduction that places it in historical perspective and offers interesting and insightful information about its author's life and career.
 

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Peter Krass is a freelance writer and editor living in Connecticut. He contributes regularly to Investor's Business Daily. His other books include The Book of Business Wisdom: Classic Writings by the Legends of Commerce and Industry, also available from Wiley.

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THE NECESSARY QUALITIES
Harold S. Geneen: Leadership
Andrew S. Grove: Taking the Hype Out of Leadership
Katherine Graham: If "Business Credibility" Means Anything
Chester I. Barnard: The Active Qualities of Leaders
A. Montgomery Ward: The Elements of Personal Power
Roberto C. Goizueta: The Real Essence of Business
DEALING WITH ADVERSITY
H. Ross Perot: Business Leaders: It's Up to Us to Recover the Industrial Leadership
John F. Welch, Jr.: Global Competitiveness: America in the Eye of the Hurricane
Rene C. McPherson: The People Principle
Max DePree: Roving Leadership
Olive Ann Beech: The Woman Executive
J. Paul Getty: The Businessman at Bay
VISIONS OF PROGRESS
Thomas A. Edison: Machine and Progress
David Sarnoff: The Fabulous Future
Robert N. Noyce: Innovation: The Fruit of Success
Charles B. Wang: Techno Vision
Bill Gates: A View from Olympus
EVOLVING PERSPECTIVES ON LABOR
William Randolph Hearst: Labor Relations: The Division of Wealth
Daniel Guggenheim: Some Thoughts on Industrial Unrest
William Cooper Procter: How We Divide with Our Men
Frederick Coolidge Crawford: Good Human Relations: The Solution of Labor Problems
Harry A. Bullis: Business and Labor
Frederick W. Smith: Creating an Empowering Environment for All Employees
COMPANY CULTURE
David Packard: Trust in People
Rober D. Haas: Ethics: A Global Business Challenge
Sir Adrian Cadbury: Ethical Managers Makes Their Own Rules
An Wang: Responsibility
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield: Lead with Your Values
Akio Morita: American and Japanese Styles
HABITS AND IDIOSYNCRACIES
John H. Johnson: Failure Is a Word I Don't Accept
Kemmons Wilson: Take Your Idea and See It Through
Ray Kroc: Self-Discipline Calles Key to Success
Dave Thomas: The Wonder of Routine
Sandra L. Kurtzig: In the Public Eye
Willard F. Rockwell, Jr.: Reviewing Youself
William Wrigley, Jr.: I Never Make an Appointment
A. P. Giannini: I Answer the Telephone Myself
MOTIVATORS AND MENTORS
Ralph Lazarus: The Case of the Oriental Rug
John H. Patterson: How I Get My Ideas Across
Louis F. Swith: G. F. Swift: I Can Raise Better Men Than I Can Hire
Andrew Carnegie: The Secret of Business Is the Management of Men
Charles W. Patterson: Business Is a Young Man's Game
T. Coleman du Pont: Are You a Job-Holder or a Result-Getter?
Theodore N. Vail: The Making of a Successful Businessman
LEADING REVOLUTION
Lawrence A. Bossidy: Reality-Based Leadership: Changes in the Workplace
Robert W. Galvin: Real Leader Create Industries
Lillian Vernon: Growth
Thomas J. Watson. Jr.: Reorganization
Michael D. Eisner: Managing a Creative Organization
Linda J. Wachner: Do It Now!
J. Willard Marriott, Jr.: Preserve Order Amid Change
Henry Ford: How to Keep a Business Growing
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Author Index
Acknowledgments
Notes
Credits and Sources
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