Arc of Ambition Defining the Leadership Journey

ISBN-10: 0738204277
ISBN-13: 9780738204277
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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 1/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

What drives some individuals to accomplish spectacular achievements, to fulfill aspirations beyond anyone's wildest expectations and make a lasting impression upon the people and institutions around them? For internationally renowned management experts, Jim Champy and Nitin Nohria, the key ingredient is ambition. Everyone has a dream, but very few have the courage and persistence to fulfill it. The Arc of Ambition takes us on a journey through the creative process that transforms dreams into reality. Showcasing the life-changing experiences of dozens of contemporary and historical figures from the worlds of business, politics, science, and the arts, The Arc of Ambition is an inspirational and practical guide to harnessing your ambition in order to live up to your highest potential and leave a legacy of accomplishment. Book jacket.

Acknowledgments
Without ambition, no conquests are made, no lands discovered, no businesses created
Ambition is the root of all achievement
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see
See what others don't
It takes a strong character and a lot of willpower to hold onto a dream under adverse circumstances
Follow a steadfast path
Opportunity knocks with all the temerity of a brown trout hiding in an overfished stream
Seize the moment
History is a long list of warnings about the folly of overreaching
Temper ambition
Greatness must be driven by a purpose beyond money
Inspire with a greater purpose
Compromise is bad for ambition
Never violate values
Power comes from other people
Keep control by giving it up
Reinvention is the key to longevity
Change or die
The dead can't lead the living
Leave gracefully
Epilogue
Sources and Recommended Reading
Index

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