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Walk the Walk: The #1 Rule for Real Leaders

Alan Deutschman

"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.

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Publisher: Portfolio
Publish Date: 09/02/2009
Pages: 194
ISBN-13: 9781591842781
ISBN-10: 1591842786
Language: English

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August 25, 2009

Leading by Example

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Alan Deutschman's forthcoming book, Walk the Walk, begins by giving examples of historical leaders who not only talked a good talk, but who also practiced what they preached. The point is strong, and from there, Deutschman delves into business leaders who have followed the same practice, with incredible results. In the case of both historical and business leaders, surprises occur - results happen that don't appear to make sense on the surface ( for example, MLK Jr. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

November 25, 2009

The strategy + business annual books list is always one of the finest and most anticipated of the year. They get really smart and talented people who know how to pick 'em, and have them write (always highly intelligent and insightful) essays on their category—and, of course, the books in it. I've listed the picks below, but it really is worth heading over to strategy + business for the essays. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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"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.

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