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Leaders - Myth and Reality (Paperback): Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, Jason Mangone Leaders - Myth and Reality (Paperback)
Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, Jason Mangone 1
R296 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R95 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'General McChrystal shows us that leadership can take many forms, leaders often have different strengths, and great leaders can come from anywhere' Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org 'Leaders is a superb, thought-provoking challenge to conventional understanding of the nature of leadership' Robert M. Gates former US Secretary of Defense 'Leadership, we learn, is complex. At a time when we yearn for leaders we can admire and respect, this book... will help you think differently about both leadership and our history' Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs The bestselling author of Team of Teams dismantles the Great Man theory of leadership, by profiling leaders whose real stories defy their legends Retired four-star general Stan McChrystal has studied leadership his whole adult life, from his first day at West Point to his most recent work with the corporate clients of the McChrystal Group. In this follow-up to his bestsellers My Share of the Task and Team of Teams, McChrystal explores what leadership really means, debunking the many myths that have surrounded the concept. He focuses on thirteen great leaders, showing that the lessons we commonly draw from their lives are seldom the correct ones. Taking leadership lessons from Walt Disney, Coco Chanel, Maximilien Robespierre, Abu Musab Zarkawi, Margaret Thatcher, Albert Einstein, Leonard Bernstein, Martin Luther and many more, ultimately, McChrystal posits that different environments will require different leaders, and that followers will choose the leader they need. Aspiring leaders will be best served not by cultivating a standard set of textbook leadership qualities, but by learning to discern what is required in each situation.

Leaders - Myth and Reality (Paperback): Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, Jason Mangone Leaders - Myth and Reality (Paperback)
Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, Jason Mangone 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The bestselling author of Team of Teams dismantles the Great Man theory of leadership, by profiling leaders whose real stories defy their legends. Retired four-star general Stan McChrystal has studied leadership his whole adult life, from his first day at West Point to his most recent work with the corporate clients of the McChrystal Group. In this follow-up to his bestsellers My Share of the Task and Team of Teams, McChrystal explores what leadership really means, debunking the many myths that have surrounded the concept. He focuses on thirteen great leaders, showing that the lessons we commonly draw from their lives are seldom the correct ones. These include: Founders: Walt Disney built his empire thinking he was a man of the people, but was actually a bit of a tyrant to the working man. Coco Chanel hid her humble background to pretend she was an aristocrat, but was obsessed with making clothes for the common people. Zealots: Maximilien Robespierre whipped his revolutionaries into a frenzy through his writing, while Abu Musab Zarkawi moved on the front lines of the battlefield, winning over his followers through his personal charisma. Powerbrokers: Margaret Thatcher and Boss Tweed, whose respective reigns depended on the networks they cultivated. Other leaders profiled include geniuses Albert Einstein and Leonard Bernstein, reformers Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, Jr., and heroes Harriet Tubman and Zheng He. Ultimately, McChrystal posits that different environments will require different leaders, and that followers will choose the leader they need. Aspiring leaders will be best served not by cultivating a standard set of textbook leadership qualities, but by learning to discern what is required in each situation.

Strategy Strikes Back - How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict (Hardcover): Max Brooks, John Amble, ML Cavanaugh, Jaym... Strategy Strikes Back - How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict (Hardcover)
Max Brooks, John Amble, ML Cavanaugh, Jaym Gates; Foreword by Stanley McChrystal
R567 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R125 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Leaders - Myth and Reality (Hardcover): Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, Jay Mangone Leaders - Myth and Reality (Hardcover)
Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, Jay Mangone 1
R591 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R125 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Leaders - Myth and Reality (Standard format, CD): Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, Jay Mangone Leaders - Myth and Reality (Standard format, CD)
Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, Jay Mangone; Read by Paul Michael, Stanley McChrystal
R830 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R248 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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