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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 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.
If you are a fan of poker, you definitely will want to pick this one up and read it. I know just a working knowledge of the game, but this metaphor still made sense to me. It is a pleasant read, in a simple yet detailed enough language to keep me interested.
I recommend this book to any leader that enjoys the strategies involved with the game of poker, and is in a position to adapt his style to improve his effectiveness!
As I read the book and was underlining idea after idea, I was struck by how critical the information contained in it is for young people. I immediately thought of my oldest son who is set to graduate from college and how valuable the knowledge included herein is. Clearly he will receive a copy from his dad--his own copy since I will continue to refer to the gems identified as I go back to it again and again. Similarly I can think of any number of friends operating at all levels of business who would benefit by the dozens of ideas and practical issues covered.
"Leadership Texas Hold'em Style" is, as mentioned above, the kind of resource, very much like the Bible, something to return to again and again. Be prepared to read it through once highlighting as you go. Then go back and drill down into those portions most germane to your own situation. Check out the incredibly dynamic supplemental website the authors have created and continue to update. This 'book' truly is a superior investment for everyone who is interested in improving his or her impact/positive contribution to any organization--be it family or business or governmental. Harvey and Foster deliver incredible value. Well done!!!
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I've never played a game of poker but the title of the book intrigued me to read it. I was amazed at how the author's educated their readers in this book by using poker scenarios... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Christine
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 4 months ago by ssgmiller558
This is a really nice book with practical examples of leadership issues, and different options for resolving the situations. Read morePublished on September 16, 2013 by E. Simpson
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
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