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Leadership: Texas Hold 'Em Style Paperback – October 9, 2007
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So, I was very pleasantly surprised after I finished reading this unique leadership book. It presents an impressive amount of information on leadership in a fun and interesting format - with liberal use of relevant and humorous quotes, experiences and analogies. Your retention of the material will be extremely high because of the author's unique writing style and the attention-grabbing format. Both authors are highly qualified and experienced to present this material - but that's not the primary reason you should consider this book. If you are in law enforcement, entering law enforcement or looking to advance your law enforcement career, this book not only covers the basic leadrship experience in a way that is lively and interesting, it makes you relate to and almost experience the hardcore, daily struggle all law enforcement supervisors and managers have with how to select, train and "grow" quality law enforcement personnel.
It took a lot of guts to write a leadership book in such a unique format. And guts is what you'll need in Poker .. and in Leadership ... and this book, if nothing else, will make you see how you can embody these leadership skills.
I liked how each chapter had a poker card listed and underneath it the subject of the chapter was written with a word or a few words that let the reader know what the chapter was going to be about.
If your looking for clear, thorough, descriptive education regarding leadership, I highly recommend that you read, Leadership, Texas Hold'em Style.
I actually wrote a paper for a class and used this book as a reference and my professor enjoyed the ideass and bought the book to read for ideas to use for the management class next time.
I love the analagy to poker that is used. I love the chapters on teamwork, Morale, organization, change, and importance of being an excellent leader to follow. This book changes the way you look at leadership but also fun to read. There is an interactive website that is a great companion to the book. This book will be hard to top in leadership. I hope it this book receives an award for it's great information and writing.
I hope to see a sequel to this book out from Andrew Harvey
and Raymond E. Foster.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very good easy read! The chapters are short for people like me who are easily distracted and even though I am not a poke player I could understand the analogies that were... Read morePublished 8 months ago by ssgmiller558
One of the best books on leadership I've read. Written by two command-level cops, with the proper credentials, who know what leadership is about. Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by James Roddy
Leadership cannot be taught. It must be experienced; in action! This book is product of proven leadership by heroes. Anyone can benefit from this leadership experience. Read morePublished on July 21, 2012 by D2K
This book was a nice easy read. The material is presented in a way that is easy to understand. The authors provide personal experience to further the points they are trying to... Read morePublished on May 22, 2011 by Ma Ia
This book was a very easy read. As someone who has held a management position, i found this book extremely helpful. Read morePublished on May 22, 2011 by Ch St
Second time I'm making this, don't know what happened to the first.
Professor assigned this book, it was an easy read and enjoyable. Highly recommended
This was a fantastic book. Not only was the term "leadership" described as a poker game but it was also broken down into ideas which anyone can relate to. Read morePublished on May 22, 2011 by Orlando Diaz