Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows Learn How To Inspire Others Achieve Greatness and Find Success in Any Organization

Author: Charles P. Garcia
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071641793
Format: PDF, ePub
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Considered one of the nation's most competitive and prestigious fellowships, the White House Fellowship program has produced an impressive roster of American leaders. The men and women of this select group spend an entire year working alongside top decision makers inside the nexus of global power. Each one emerges with life-changing thoughts and views about the nature of leadership and the qualities of great leaders. Now, former Fellow Charles P. Garcia opens the door to this distinguished program, revealing insights to achieve extraordinary leadership, which you can apply in any endeavor. Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows is a profound education on the timeless tenets of successful leadership. Filled with entertaining and insightful stories gleaned from interviews with more than 200 former Fellows, this fast-paced book takes you behind the scenes of every presidential administration from Lyndon B. Johnson to George W. Bush, where America's best and brightest learned their most valuable lessons. You'll hear from such figures as: Former Chairman of the NYSE Marshall Carter Levi Strauss CO Robert D. Haas U.S. Army General Wesley Clark Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin CNN Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell Stanford Business School Dean Robert Joss Former Chief Judge, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Deanell Reece Tacha Each interviewee conveys invaluable advice that can be applied by anyone, in any field--from business and government to nonprofit and education. Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows takes you where no reader has gone before. Apply the lessons of the White House Fellows, and your people will instantly take note of the newly inspired leader in their presence.

The Leader s Pyramid

Author: Joseph Garcia
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452042128
Format: PDF, Docs
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In his book, The Leader's Pyramid, Joseph Garcia provides a leadership tool that is both easy to remember and easy to apply to most management situations. Garcia offers proven leadership success based on a challenging military career and while serving as a CFO for a national nonprofit and most recently as the "Katrina CFO" for FEMA in New Orleans for three years. Garcia's Leader's Pyramid tool has allowed him to do his part to meet extraordinary mission requirements in extraordinary places. The Leader's Pyramid is built and grounded on proven principles and is valuable to all types of leaders -- experienced manager or newly promoted supervisor. Joseph blends his "walked in a leader's shoes" perspective with extensive research and academic principles. He taught a Leadership course at the Air Force Academy and received his Executive Masters in Leadership from Georgetown University. His desired outcome for his readers is a balanced and consistent approach to leadership. Using the Leader's Pyramid construct has allowed Joseph to be consistent in how he reaches decisions, especially tough ones involving people concerns, because he follows the same decision-making process. At the same time, he has gained the proper balance in his leadership focus and actions since his Leader's Pyramid allocates a 60/30/10 percentage mix for the Mission, People, and Ego factors respectively. Proof of Garcia's "recipe for success" includes many organizational and individual awards, including the "Male Boss of the Year" through the Federal Women's Awards Program. Joseph builds the Leader's Pyramid with his readers one block at a time, using his wealth of personal experiences along with illustrating scenarios that helps explain and reinforce the Mission, People, and Ego components. Garcia even uses the Leader's Pyramid to advocate how to become a better spouse, parent, and well-rounded individual. Finally, his "pyramid maintenance tips" promote continuous professional and personal development. In short, Garcia takes his readers on an enjoyable learning journey throughout The Leader's Pyramid.

Leading in the Jungle

Author: Joseph L. Garcia
Publisher: Abbott Press
ISBN: 1458216527
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Charles already is burned out from the challenge and many difficulties that accompany his position as a chimp executive officer when Cliff, his chimp information officer, starts swinging at the top of the conference room vine during a staff meeting. In that moment, Charles knows he has lost control. After yet another draining meeting, frustrations and insecurities about his leadership style and responsibilities lead Charles to wander off and eventually end up in North Forest. After he is welcomed by both the gorilla community and Gregory, their wise silverback leader, Charles begins observing, re?ecting, and learning not only from the gorillas, but also from the events taking place around him. While discovering how to lead more deliberately, demonstrate accountability, and ask the right questions, Charles encounters a branch chief, pumps wood at the fitness center, and learns how a neighboring tribe of elephants managed to partner with the gorilla community. Leading in the Jungle shares the amusing and insightful fable of a chimp's lofty quest to lead like a gorilla as he embarks on an unforgettable journey through a forest filled with powerful leadership lessons.

A Message from Garcia

Author: Charles Patrick Garcia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471448938
Format: PDF, Docs
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The CEO of the fastest growing Hispanic-owned business in America offers strategies for success in life and in business, covering such topics as discovering your passion, finding a mentor, and persevering despite setbacks.

Hispanos en EE UU Haciendo historia

Author: Arnhilda Badía
Publisher: Altea
ISBN: 161435250X
Format: PDF
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Este libro da vida a hispanos de diferentes orígenes que han contribuido al desarrollo y crecimiento de la sociedad norteamericana y son considerados un ejemplo a seguir por las nuevas generaciones de latinos que crecen en los Estados Unidos. Estas personas son Alma Flor Ada, Judith Francisca Baca, Sandra Cisneros, Jaime Escalante, Gloria Estefan, Charles Patrick García, Carolina Herrera, Mario Kreutzberger (Don Francisco), Rodolfo Llinás, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ellen Ochoa, Edward James Olmos, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen y Sonia Sotomayor.

Great Teams

Author: Don Yaeger
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718080572
Format: PDF, ePub
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There is nothing more magical than watching a team come together, to manage adversity as a group, selflessly give to others, to find common purpose. Inspiring that to happen year-in and year-out is what keeps us in leadership. Don Yaeger has studied the best of the best. Now it is our turn to study this book.—Mike Krzyzewski, five-time NCAA Tournament Champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medal Winning Basketball coach, Duke University Men’s Basketball What makes a team great? Not just good. Not just functional. But great? Over the last six years, long-time Sports Illustrated associate editor Don Yaeger has been invited by some of the greatest companies in the world to speak about the habits of high-performing individuals. Delivering an average of 80 keynote speeches per year, Don was approached by his most consistent client, Microsoft, to develop a talk on what allowed some teams to play at a championship level year after year. From Microsoft and Starbucks to the New England Patriots and San Antonio Spurs, what do some organizations do seemingly better than most all of their opponents? Don took the challenge. He began building into his travel schedule opportunities to interview our generation’s greatest team builders from the sports and business worlds. During this process, he has conducted more than 100 interviews with some of the most successful teams and organizations in the country. From those interviews, Don has identified 16 habits that drive these high-performing teams. Building on the stories, examples, and first-hand accounts, each chapter in Great Teams comes with applicable examples on how to apply these characteristics in any organization. Great Teams is the ultimate intersection of the sports and business worlds and a powerful companion for thought leaders, teams, managers, and organizations that seek to perform similarly. The insight shared in this book is sure to enhance any team in its pursuit of excellence. Great Teams Understand the “Why” Great Teams Allow Culture to Shape Who They Recruit Great Teams Run Successful Huddles Great Teams Manage Dysfunction, Friction, and Strong Personalities Great Teams See Value Others Miss Great Teams Know How to Win in Critical Situations Great Teams Embrace Change Great Teams Build a Mentoring Culture Great Teams Have a Rallying Cry It takes a special formula to construct championship quality teams and in this book by Don Yaeger you will be able to see how great teams are formulated. Don Yaeger is Awesome, baby, with a capital "A"! –Dick Vitale, Hall of Fame broadcaster, ESPN Everyone wants to work on or play on a Great Team. The differentiator I’ve noticed is that the best teams pay close attention to and protect their culture and their people. Don Yaeger shows in this book that the same lessons are true on the sporting fields. There’s much to be learned within these pages and I know you’ll enjoy. –Gary Kelly, CEO and Chairman of Southwest Airlines There are so many parallels between building a great sports team and building a corporate one, not the least of which that great culture makes amazing things possible. Great Teams by Don Yaeger provides a roadmap for all of us...in either of those worlds.—GJ Hart, CEO, California Pizza Kitchen

WorkInspired How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work

Author: Aron Ain
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260136183
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A “Highest Rated CEO” who has transformed his organization into a billion-dollar company and a “Top Place to Work” shows leaders how truly prioritizing employees isn’t just good for employees—it’s good for business. Imagine a company where everybody loves to work, where employees feel not just “satisfied” but truly cared for, respected, and energized. Think of the impact this would have on recruitment, retention, customer satisfaction, innovation, and overall performance. Aron Ain, the award-winning CEO of Kronos, a global provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions, believes that anything is possible when people are inspired. By embracing employee development and engagement as a growth strategy, Ain transformed his company’s culture and built a billion-dollar business. This book takes leaders and managers inside Kronos’s highly admired WorkInspired culture, showing them the surprisingly simple rules to follow to replicate that success. Ain’s inspiring guide reveals the best practices that have earned Kronos distinctions on coveted lists, such as Glassdoor’s 100 Best Places to Work, Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, Forbes’s America’s Best Employers, and the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work. These include over-communicating and truth-telling, trusting your people again and again, holding managers accountable for being great at what they do, allowing employees flexible schedules and open vacation time, challenging your people to put the company out of business with new and revolutionary ideas, and welcoming back boomerang employees. Many executives talk about how “their people are their greatest asset.” Ain challenges leaders to “walk the talk” and put people first, whether they oversee a team of five or an organization of 500,000. When they do, employees won’t be the only ones who thank them. Customers and shareholders will, too.

Becoming a Leader the Annapolis Way

Author: W. Brad Johnson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071454698
Format: PDF
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Battle-proven, step-by-step guidelines for instilling leadership in anyone, in any business Today, more than ever, businesses need leaders with a rare blend of strength, capability, and integrity. Unfortunately, they're not always easy to come by. Becoming a Leader the Annapolis Way details how the U.S. Naval Academy builds quality leaders from the ground up, instilling in them the habits and tools required for outstanding leadershipin any pursuit. Using real-life vignettes and examples of USNA graduates who experienced breakthrough success in combat, government, and business, this timely book looks beyond just the military aspects to explore: Techniques for teaching honor, duty, and commitment Empowerment strategies proven to work over centuries of use Insights for overcoming the perils of blind obedience