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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: LBI Publishing (July 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615376185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615376189
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,022,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tom Magness is a 26+ year career U.S. Army officer. He is a graduate of the Military Academy at West Point, has a Masters Degree from the University of Texas, and is an Army War College fellow. His portfolio also includes a variety of military schools, including Airborne training and the Army Ranger school, and professional certifications, including a Professional Engineer license and accreditation in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). A student of “leader business” since entering the Military Academy at West Point in 1981, the author has led organizations from platoon to brigade in assignments that spanned the world, to include combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In each position he has consistently been recognized as the top leader among a very competitive and capable group of equally distinguished officers. He has taught emerging leaders as a faculty member at West Point for two years. He has served as a coach/teacher/mentor/consultant at the U.S. Army’s National Training Center for four years, preparing soldiers and leaders for combat. His observations on leadership have been validated during tours of duty as Commanding Officer/CEO for Army Corps of Engineers districts in Detroit, Michigan; Los Angeles, California; and Kabul, Afghanistan. These high level leadership positions with up to 1500 civilians and annual budgets in excess of $3B have demonstrated the validity of his military leadership lessons and their applicability to the “real world.” A career as an officer in the United States Army, and a continual quest to understand the relationship between business and the military, has convinced him of one thing: business is nothing like combat, nothing like Ranger training (thankfully), and nothing like preparing soldiers for battle. He has confirmed, however, that leadership is leadership. An accomplished writer, energetic speaker, and personal coach, the author has completed several dozen articles in a variety of publications on topics ranging from engineering to wetland preservation to leadership. His “Leader Business” blog has helped shape a growing list of clients and emerging leaders in a diversity of fields and professions.

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I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone (uniformed or civilian) in a leadership position.
Carol Ann Morris
The book presents a structured approach to planning, preparation, execution and learning, weaving his battle tested wisdom throughout.
Beaugy
The strategic and critical thinking aspects of leadership are well communicated as is an approach to personnel ledership.
Ross D. LeClaire

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Provides exception leadership guidance applicable to all sectors. The strategic and critical thinking aspects of leadership are well communicated as is an approach to personnel ledership.
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Just as I have in using LEADER BUSINESS as a guide for our Team's leader development sessions, you will find a ton of ready to discuss and most importantly READY TO APPLY TOMORROW leadership lessons. LEADER BUSINESS is chock full of common-sense relatable vignettes and methods to help you and your Team RAISE THE BAR on your performance tomorrow and far into the future.
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I had the privilege of meeting Tom Magness at a networking event several months ago, and knew within minutes of speaking with him that I would have to purchase his book. He is a very engaging and compassionate speaker and does not disappoint on paper either! His book is well-written, organized, and full of practical and usable concepts for anyone looking to improve as a leader, whether professional or personal.

He provides action items for the reader to complete at the end of every chapter, which are thought-provoking and allow us to gain more insight about how we wish to move forward in our quest to be more effective leaders and how to help our teams perform at peak levels.

As a former teacher and someone whose motto is "Engage, Educate, Empower," I know that Col. Magness has hit the nail on the head in Chapter 8, "Living Large In The Empowerment Zone," where he places a huge emphasis on educating ourselves and our teams. He states that "Empowerment is realized when we put people in a position to grow." His book shows us how to empower ourselves in order to empower those around us.

Whether you are military or civilian, this book is a must-have for your arsenal of leadership and management books!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Beaugy on October 10, 2011
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Our BLOGS discovered one another back in about 2007, and I became a weekly/daily reader of COL Magness' Leader Business tips. I found the book to be much more than a simple compilation of his BLOGS. The book presents a structured approach to planning, preparation, execution and learning, weaving his battle tested wisdom throughout. As a student of leadership since his days as a cadet at West Point, and his increasingly more responsible leadership roles in the Army, COL Magness brings a military perspective to business leadership. But, Tom Magness, the leader, has also achieved the opposite, bringing a business leadership perspective to the military. This is what makes Leader Business unique, and worth reading.
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