Walk the Walk The Rule for Real Leaders

ISBN-10: 1591843669
ISBN-13: 9781591843665
Edition: 2011
Authors: Alan Deutschman
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Book details

List price: $18.50
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 8/31/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

"One of the best leadership books of the year." -strategy]business Leadership is the art of transforming how people think, feel, and act. Though some experts make it seem complicated, it really has only two elements: what you say and what you do. And according to Alan Deutschman, most leaders focus too much on words and not nearly enough on setting an example. Deutschman profiles a wide range of leaders (in business, education, the military, and nonprofits) who always walked the walk, especially when times got tough. In a skeptical world, that gave them more credibility than even the best possible speeches. Deutschman also shows the devastating consequences of not walking the walk, even on seemingly minor matters. Consider how the CEOs of GM and Chrysler hurt their chances of a government bailout by flying their private jets to Washington. The eye-opening examples in "Walk the Walk" will inspire leaders at all levels.

Alan Deutschman is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. For the past twelve years, he has covered business and technology. He was Fortune's Silicon Valley correspondent for seven years, a senior writer at GQ, and a contributing editor at New York magazine. His articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Wired, Premiere, Worth, and Fast Company. He lives in San Francisco.

Preface Leadership, Rulership, Stewardship, and Lemmingship
When You Walk the Walk, You Show What's Really Most Important
When You Walk the Walk, You Show Who Comes First
When You Walk the Walk, You Show What Comes First
When You Walk the Walk, You Share the Struggle and the Risk
When You Walk the Walk, You Gain a Firsthand View
When You Walk the Walk, Every Moment Is an Opportunity to Teach, Train, and Lead
When You Walk the Walk, You Take Steps That Every Potential Follower Can Follow
When You Walk the Walk, You Become a Leader Even Without the Title, Position, or Formal Authority
When You Walk the Walk, You Inspire Belief
Conclusion The "Walk-the-Walk" Personality
Afterword to the Paperback Edition Walking the Walk in Challenging Times
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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