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Author Arnold, Frank.
Title What makes great leaders great : management lessons from icons who changed the world / Frank Arnold.
Imprint New York : McGraw-Hill, [2012]

Author Arnold, Frank.
Subject Leadership -- Case studies.
Executives -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Description xxii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Managing organizations -- Harness the power of a business mission : learning from bill gates -- Create customer value : learning from Lou Gerstner -- Make effective decisions : learning from Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. -- Recognize the true nature of the problem : learning from M. C. Escher -- Make the right compromise : learning from King Solomon -- Just do it! : keep fine-tuning the right strategy : learning from Phil Knight -- Structure your organization around the customer! : learning from Michael Dell -- Be productive : learning from Frederick Winslow Taylor -- Demand effective management : learning from Warren Buffett -- Understand profit, strive for independence : learning from Coco Chanel -- Harness information : learning from Paul Julius Reuter -- Understand your sphere of action : learning from James Wilson -- Recognize inflection points and utilize performance indicators : learning from Andy Grove -- Secure feedback : learning from James Watt -- Managing innovation -- Implement ideas : learning from Steve Jobs -- Remember, innovations are rarely welcomes with open arms : learning from Gustave Eiffel -- Question every assumption : learning from Nicolaus Copernicus -- Innovate systematically : learning from Thomas Edison -- Exploit success : learning from Dietrich Mateschitz -- Practice purposeful abandonment : learning from Herbert von Karajan -- Practice creative destruction : learning from Joseph Schumpeter -- Combine existing know-how into something new : learning from Ettore Bugatti -- Exploit opportunities arising from new technologies : learning from Larry page -- Recognize the future that has already happened : learning from Ray Kroc -- Managing people -- Focus on a single objective : learning from Michelangelo -- Be results driven : learning from Michael Schumacher -- Draw on your strengths : learning from Albert Einstein -- Manage by objectives : learning from Gustav Mahler -- Plan meticulously : learning from Napoleon Bonaparte -- Be true to your own values : learning from Winston Churchill -- Surround yourself with good people : learning from Jack Welch -- Create a culture of effectiveness : learning from Herb Kelleher -- Nurture and develop people : learning from David Packard -- Invest in training : learning from Alexander von Humboldt -- Seek wise dialogue partners : learning from Camille Pissarro and Paul Cézanne -- Clearly define jobs and assignments : learning from general George Patton -- Establish effective cooperation : learning from Joe Biden -- Recognize the most important promotion : learning from Barack Obama -- Embody integrity : learning from general George Marshall -- Harness the potential of women : learning from Hillary Clinton -- Make clever use of your time : learning from Stephen Hawking -- Perfect your own working methods : learning from Benjamin Franklin -- Create trust : learning from Levi Strauss -- Make a life plan : what will your most important contribution be? : learning from Peter F. Drucker -- Be demanding of yourself and strive for perfection : learning from Giuseppe Verdi -- Find meaning, then use it! : learning from Viktor Frankl -- Harness the power of discipline : learning from Thomas Mann -- Motivate yourself : learning from Roger Federer -- Derive enjoyment from your profession : learning from Leonard Bernstein -- Think constructively : learning from Niki Lauda -- Act responsibly : learning from Hippocrates -- Foster creativity all life long : learning from Pablo Picasso -- Assume responsibility : learning from Harry Truman -- Look after yourself : learning from Jamie Oliver -- Commit yourself to more than just your own wellbeing : learning from Muhammad Yunus.
ISBN 9780071770514 (alk. paper)
0071770518 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 721903291
Table of Contents
ch. 1 Harness the Power of a Business Mission / Bill Gates3
ch. 2 Create Customer Value / Lou Gerstner7
ch. 3 Make Effective Decisions / Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.11
ch. 4 Recognize the True Nature of the Problem / M. C. Escher17
ch. 5 Make the Right Compromise / King Solomon19
ch. 6 Just Do It! Keep Fine-Tuning the Right Strategy / Phil Knight22
ch. 7 Structure Your Organization Around the Customer / Michael Dell27
ch. 8 Be Productive / Frederick Winslow Taylor34
ch. 9 Demand Effective Management / Warren Buffett40
ch. 10 Understand Profit, Strive for Independence / Coco Chanel44
ch. 11 Harness Information / Paul Julius Reuter51
ch. 12 Understand Your Sphere of Action / James Wilson55
ch. 13 Recognize Inflection Points and Utilize Performance Indicators / Andy Grove58
ch. 14 Secure Feedback / James Watt66
ch. 15 Implement Ideas / Steve Jobs73
ch. 16 Remember, Innovations Are Rarely Welcomes with Open Arms / Gustave Eiffel77
ch. 17 Question Every Assumption / Nicolaus Copernicus80
ch. 18 Innovate Systematically / Thomas Edison82
ch. 19 Exploit Success / Dietrich Mateschitz85
ch. 20 Practice Purposeful Abandonment / Herbert von Karajan89
ch. 21 Practice Creative Destruction / Joseph Schumpeter95
ch. 22 Combine Existing Know-How with Other Knowledge to Create Something New / Ettore Bugatti98
ch. 23 Exploit Opportunities Arising from New Technologies / Larry Page101
ch. 24 Recognize the Future That Has Already Happened / Ray Kroc104
ch. 25 Focus on a Single Objective / Michelangelo111
ch. 26 Create a Perfect Whole / Simon Rattle117
ch. 27 Be Results Driven / Michael Schumacher121
ch. 28 Draw on Your Strengths / Albert Einstein125
ch. 29 Manage by Objectives / Gustav Mahler129
ch. 30 Plan Meticulously / Napoleon Bonaparte133
ch. 31 Be True to Your Own Values / Winston Churchill137
ch. 32 Surround Yourself with Good People / Jack Welch143
ch. 33 Create a Culture of Effectiveness / Herb Kelleher150
ch. 34 Nurture and Develop People / David Packard154
ch. 35 Invest in Training / Alexander von Humboldt160
ch. 36 Seek Wise Dialogue Partners / Paul Cezanne166
ch. 37 Clearly Define Jobs and Assignments / General George Patton173
ch. 38 Establish Effective Cooperation / Joe Biden178
ch. 39 Recognize the Most Important Promotion / Barack Obama183
ch. 40 Embody Integrity / General George Marshall186
ch. 41 Harness the Potential of Women / Hillary Clinton190
ch. 42 Make Intelligent Use of Your Time / Stephen Hawking196
ch. 43 Perfect Your Own Working Methods / Benjamin Franklin201
ch. 44 Create Trust / Levi Strauss208
ch. 45 Make a Life Plan: What Will Your Most Important Contribution Be? / Peter F. Drucker212
ch. 46 Be Demanding of Yourself and Strive for Perfection / Giuseppe Verdi216
ch. 47 Find Meaning; Then Use It! / Viktor Frankl219
ch. 48 Harness the Power of Discipline / Thomas Mann223
ch. 49 Motivate Yourself / Roger Federer226
ch. 50 Derive Enjoyment from Your Profession / Leonard Bernstein231
ch. 51 Think Constructively / Niki Lauda236
ch. 52 Act Responsibly / Hippocrates241
ch. 53 Foster Creativity All Life Long / Pablo Picasso244
ch. 54 Assume Responsibility / Harry Truman248
ch. 55 Look After Yourself / Jamie Oliver252
ch. 56 Commit Yourself to More Than Just Your Own Well-Being / Muhammad Yunus255