Proven leadership strategies used by combat and business leaders to accomplish impossible goals
Heroic Leadership examines military leadership principles as they apply to business and life. Leadership expert and retired general William Cohen describes the eight universal laws of leadership and explains why heroic leadership has worked so successfully and ethically for thousands of years despite severe conditions of risk, uncertainty and hardship. He also shows how to implement Heroic Leadership to attract fellowship, use influence tactics, develop self-confidence, build, coach, and motivate a team, take charge in crisis situations, and take action.
* Includes real-world examples from business as well, as battle, that follow the eight universal laws * Contains proven strategies and techniques to apply the universal laws and multiply the productivity of any group or organization * Suggests little-known, but highly effective methods for building teamwork and esprit de corps * Based on the classic, bestselling books on leadership The New Art of the Leader and the Stuff of Heroes * With a timeless approach to leadership, Heroic Leadership offers innovative ideas for motivating people and helping them to achieve new heights of personal and group performance
Peter F. Drucker, the "father of modern management," promoted the concept of Heroic Leadership throughout his long career, saying, "The Army trains and develops more leaders than do all other institutions together—and with a lower casualty rate." In Heroic Leadership, leadership expert and retired general William Cohen, a former student and personal friend of Drucker, reveals what Heroic Leadership entails—leading a group with absolute integrity while raising individual performance to a personal best, and building a team spirit of sacrifice for the common good. It requires tough standards, but as Cohen shows you, achieving those standards is not impossible.
Heroic Leadership examines military leadership principles as they apply to business and life, and draws on Cohen′s research with more than two hundred leaders from the military, who after leaving the military went on to very successful careers in civilian life. In this book, Cohen maps out the eight universal laws of leadership, and explains why Heroic Leadership has worked so successfully and ethically for thousands of years despite severe conditions of risk, uncertainty, and hardship. He also shows how to implement Heroic Leadership to attract fellowship; use influence tactics; develop self–confidence; build, coach, and motivate a team; take charge in crisis situations; and take action.