What Makes Great Leaders Great describes the management skills of world icons that can help you become a dominant leader no matter what your talent, no matter what your field. This book profiles more than 50 well-known and extraordinarily successful individuals in a broad range of fields business, politics, art, science, academia, and others. Each profile examines its subjects “knowledge for success” and explains why strong management skills translate to any endeavor. About the Author Frank Arnold has been a consultant to high-ranking executives and works as keynote speaker on management topics. Table of Contents PART 1 MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS Chapter 1 Harness the Power of a Business Mission Learning from Bill Gates Chapter 2 Create Customer Value Learning from Lou Gerstner Chapter 3 Make Effective Decisions Learning from Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Chapter 4 Recognize the True Nature of the Problem Learning from M. C. Escher Chapter 5 Make the Right Compromise Learning from King Solomon Chapter 6 Just Do It! Keep Fine-Tuning the Right Strategy Learning from Phil Knight Chapter 7 Structure Your Organization Around the Customer Learning from Michael Dell Chapter 8 Be Productive Learning from Frederick Winslow Taylor Chapter 9 Demand Effective Management Learning from Warren Buffett Chapter 10 Understand Profit, Strive for Independence Learning from Coco Chanel Chapter 11 Harness Information Learning from Paul Julius Reuter Chapter 12 Understand Your Sphere of Action Learning from James Wilson Chapter 13 Recognize Inflection Points and Utilize Performance Indicators Learning from Andy Grove Chapter 14 Secure Feedback Learning from James Watt PART 2 MANAGING INNOVATION Chapter 15 Implement Ideas Learning from Steve Jobs Chapter 16 Remember, Innovations Are Rarely Welcomes with Open Arms Learning from Gustave Eiffel Chapter 17 Question Every Assumption Learning from Nicolaus Copernicus Chapter 18 Innovate Systematically Learning from Thomas Edison Chapter 19 Exploit Success Learning from Dietrich Mateschitz Chapter 20 Practice Purposeful Abandonment Learning from Herbert von Karajan Chapter 21 Practice Creative Destruction Learning from Joseph Schumpeter Chapter 22 Combine Existing Know-How with OtherKnowledge to Create Something New Learning from Ettore Bugatti Chapter 23 Exploit Opportunities Arising from New Technologies Learning from Larry Page Chapter 24 Recognize the Future That Has Already Happened Learning from Ray Kroc PART 3 MANAGING PEOPLE Chapter 25 Focus on a Single Objective Learning from Michelangelo Chapter 26 Create a Perfect Whole Learning from Simon Rattle Chapter 27 Be Results Driven Learning from Michael Schumacher Chapter 28 Draw on Your Strengths Learning from Albert Einstein Chapter 29 Manage by Objectives Learning from Gustav Mahler Chapter 30 Plan Meticulously Learning from Napoleon Bonaparte Chapter 31 Be True to Your Own Values Learning from Winston Churchill Chapter 32 Surround Yourself with Good People Learning from Jack Welch Chapter 33 Create a Culture of Effectiveness Learning from Herb Kelleher Chapter 34 Nurture and Develop People Learning from David Packard Chapter 35 Invest in Training Learning from Alexander von Humboldt Chapter 36 Seek Wise Dialogue Partners Learning from Camille Pissarro and Paul Cézanne Chapter 37 Clearly Define Jobs and Assignments Learning from General George Patton Chapter 38 Establish Effective Cooperation Learning from Joe Biden Chapter 39 Recognize the Most Important Promotion Learning from Barack Obama Chapter 40 Embody Integrity Learning from General George Marshall Chapter 41 Harness the Potential of Women Learning from Hillary Clinton Chapter 42 Make Intelligent Use of Your Time Learning from Stephen Hawking Chapter 43 Perfect Your Own Working Methods Learning from Benjamin Franklin Chapter 44 Create Trust Learning from Levi Strauss Chapter 45 Make a Life Plan: What Will Your Most Important Contribution Be? Learning from Peter F. Drucker Chapter 46 Be Demanding of Yourself and Strive for Perfection Learning from Giuseppe Verdi Chapter 47 Find Meaning; Then Use It! Learning from Viktor Frankl Chapter 48 Harness the Power of Discipline Learning from Thomas Mann Chapter 49 Motivate Yourself Learning from Roger Federer Chapter 50 Derive Enjoyment from Your Profession Learning from Leonard Bernstein Chapter 51 Think Constructively Learning from Niki Lauda Chapter 52 Act Responsibly Learning from Hippocrates Chapter 53 Foster Creativity All Life Long Learning from Pablo Picasso Chapter 54 Assume Responsibility Learning from Harry Truman Chapter 55 Look After Yourself Learning from Jamie Oliver Chapter 56 Commit Yourself to More Than Just Your Own Well-Being Learning from Muhammad Yunus
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