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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (March 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071465014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071465014
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Marine Corps Confidence Without the Boot Camp

“Learning to lead is important for all women. Leadership skills help you make a difference at work, at home, and in your community. Leading from the Front provides women with 10 relevant principles that will complement any leadership style.”-Senator Elizabeth Dole

Leading from the Front is a brilliant, original, practical, profound, human, energetic book written by two remarkable women. It's one of the best books on leadership published in the last several years.”-Tom Peters

“This engaging book packed with stories from women of courage can help build women with confidence.”-Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School Professor and bestselling author of Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End

Leading from the Front provides the reader an insider's view of each woman's experiences in America's ultimate boy's club-the United States Marines.”-Gail Evans, author of the bestselling business book Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, and former Executive Vice President, CNN

“Women and men can benefit tremendously from the leadership skills Angie and Courtney learned as Marines. They have captured the essence of leadership versus management.”-Dave Gagnon, Senior Vice President, North America Company Operations and Training, Burger King Corporation

“I never thought about women becoming business leaders through joining the Marine Corps, but how terrific that Angie and Courtney not only found and honed their own leadership skills that way, but also codified their learnings for the rest of us.”-Betty Spence, Ph.D., President, National Association for Female Executives

About the Author

Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch are cofounders of Lead Star, a consulting firm focused on the leadership development of women in prominent corporations, law firms, nonprofits, colleges, and universities. Their clients include Wal-Mart, Burger King, Sodexho, and Cardinal Health. They have been guests on CNBC, CNNfn, and FOX News. Their efforts with Lead Star have also been noted in publications ranging from the New York Times to magazine.


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Customer Reviews

This is a good book for any woman to read.
Emma Pelaez
The authors tell their personal stories and relate them to the leadership principles.
Thomas Goudreau
This book was an easy read and very useful.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Dan O. on March 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is the first time I have ever felt compelled to write a review for a book. However, I really felt that everyone should read this book. Whether you are private or public sector, civilian or military, this is a great read. AND, MEN should read it as much as Women. Here are my thoughts...

1. The book is straight forward with no nonsense. It goes to the facts and really makes the reader think about the role of leadership in one's own life and what type of a leader you are. It offers unique insight into dealing with others and leading by inspiration. There are so many golden nuggets in this book, I encourage other readers to have a 3x5 card and a pen next tothem as they are reading. You are going to want to write down various ideas and have them in your pocket to review over the course of your day... seriously... this book is that good.

2. I like the "readability" of the book. It's enlightening, entertaining, educational and inspiring all at the same time... I was honest above when I said no book had ever compelled me to log on and actually leave a comment. This is a MUST READ.

3. And finally, this book is different. It's not the run-of-the-mill BORING leadership book. Each page kept me hungry for more. It is compelling and insightful.

Again, I think everyone should read this book. And please... it's a great read for both men and women. We all face a variety of leadership challenges every day. This book will surely become a classic in everyone's leadership library...

Enjoy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Goudreau on February 25, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for a number of women employees and managers that I work with - initial reactions were reserved but after reading the book all thanked me for the gift. The book does a great job of making it clear that women can lead just like men and can face and overcome the same challenges. The authors tell their personal stories and relate them to the leadership principles. In all, a great book for women 'hesitating' to lead or those seeking to understand the difference between management and leadership.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Whitney Von Lake Hopler on March 13, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Leading from the Front delivers a much-needed message: All women can be leaders, no matter what the circumstances of their lives. It's refreshing to find a book that recognizes that leadership isn't about what people do, but rather about who they are. By emphasizing character, the authors encourage women to rise above internal apathy and external obstacles to be the best they can be in all aspects of their lives.

This is a book that could easily have become too abstract or preachy to make any real impact on readers. But because the authors so skillfully draw upon their own experiences and so candidally discuss their challenges as well as their victories, Leading from the Front not only captures readers' attention, but also motivates them to make lasting changes that can lead to better lives.

Anyone seeking a spark to light the fire of leadership in their lives can benefit from this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kelly M. Kerns on May 9, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book for two reasons. First I had seen editorials by both CPTs Lynch and Morgan on the [...] (applying the Art of War to success in daily life) website and was impressed with their perspectives. Second, I have created a professional reading program for my IT staff and as a (male) manager of a department dominated by women, I want to provide resources which are relevant to their career and personal development.

My first observation is that this book is for women in the same way that every business and leadership book over the last two decades is for men. The fact is that this book is full of important and reasoned perspective that is relevant to ANYONE looking to take charge of their situation and succeed.

The book is easy to read and full of specific relevant, interesting examples. CPTs Lynch and Morgan offer insight into their own struggles and successes. Through their sharing they exemplify one of their principles; that success starts with courage. They have shared stories of failure as well as achievement. This honest approach reinforces their message and invests the reader in the outcome.

I'm sure that I am biased by my own military experience, and the respect I have for those who make the sacrifices required to serve and lead. The application of lessons learned in the military to business, family, and emotional success is sometimes difficult. These leaders have done an excellent job of establishing a case for and an approach to that application.

As the subtitle suggests this book should indeed be read by women who are seeking to take charge and become leaders. However this book really should be read by anyone, not just women, who would embrace the opportunity to apply the lessons of someone else's sacrifice. This is an important addition to the professional library of any student dedicated to personal development.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Reagan on May 4, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I loved this book. I picked it up at the airport because I was curious of the subject matter -- I didn't know how Marine Corps leadership applied to my life. The book caught me from the beginning. I admire the authors' ability to tell their personal stories and relate them to the leadership principles. This in an important book for every woman on her quest for personal and professional achievement. Buy this book for your friends, family members and colleagues who want to be better leaders.
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