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LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE Hardcover – February 1, 2012
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Pat Williams’ “ultimate leadership book” offers principles from leaders of history and the present—in business, sports, religion, and politics. Readers will benefit from years of experience and hundreds of interviews by Williams, senior vice president of the Orlando Magic, as they see leadership’s seven sides: vision, communication, people skills, character, competence, boldness, and a servant’s heart.
About the Author
Pat Williams is a motivational speaker, author of 90 books, and cofounder and senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. Named one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history, he is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts and won a league championship as general manager of the 1983 Philadelphia 76ers. Pat and his wife, Ruth, are parents of 19 children, including 14 adopted from four nations. An Army veteran, former minor league baseball player, and host of three radio programs, Pat also teaches Sunday school in his Orlando church.
Jim Denney is a writer with dozens of books to his credit, including titles with NFL legend Reggie White, supermodel Kim Alexis, and radio host Michael Reagan. A full-time writer since 1989, he has written books both for adults and children, including the Timebenders science fiction series. Jim lives in California.
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Author William's book is a must read book for anyone who aspires to be a leader or is already a leader as both will gain invaluable insights from reading this book. Author William's book is by far one of the best books on leadership that has ever been written. There are other excellent ones out there, but his book is definitely one that is at the top of the list.
In his book author Williams writes about seven important "Sides" of leadership that are essential for anyone to be an effective leader. The seven sides of leadership he writes about in his book are: "Vision," "Communications," "People Skills," "Character," "Competence," "Boldness," "A Serving Heart" and he concludes his book with an Epilogue titled, "A Leader Who Has It All," the incredible story of someone you probably have never heard of but should have, John Croyle.
Author Williams shares from the wealth of his own personal experience as well as from the experiences of other recognized leaders in our world including Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart; President Ronald Reagan, Robert F. Kennedy, Lee Iacocca, Philip Yancey and many others to inform us what real effective leadership in the realm of the seven sides of leadership is all about.Read more ›
In Leadership Excellence, Pat Williams describes the 7 sides of leadership - Vision, Communication, People Skills, Character, Competence, Boldness, and a Serving heart - that make leaders into great leaders.
I enjoyed how Pat fused stories of great leaders past and present across the spectrum of American life, i.e. politics, religion, sports, military, and business, and used each story to expanded on the 7 sides of leadership.
I've read many leadership books that highlight leaders usually in the business arena. But Leadership Excellence made it clear that great Leaders are in every area of life, not just in business.
The epilogue was especially profound. Pat Williams profiles the life of John Croyle, founder of Big Oak's Boy Ranch, and how John exemplifies all 7 sides of leadership. Pat could've have profiled a great business leader, but chose to profile John Croyle, a great leader, whose passion is to serve others, not just himself.
The book challenged me personally to take a look at how I exemplify the 7 sides of leadership, and not just emulate some of the great leaders discussed in the book, but to also find my style and voice in each of the sides.
Leadership Excellence was an attention grabber and holder. I read one of the sides of leadership a day for 7 straight days. I wanted to digest the information and really think how I could improve in my own life the 7 sides of leadership.
This book ranks on top of my list with some of the many other books I've read on leadership from well known authors and experts on leadership.
I recommend this book to aspiring leaders, and current leaders that want to make the leap from being good leaders to becoming great leaders.
Pat, thank you for your "Leadership Excellence"!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
"Leadership Excellence" is one of the most fantastic reads I have had the opportunity of enjoying. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Mr. Williams hits a home run with this book as it displays every angle of leadership there is. As an Army and school leader, this covers everything I need to know to lead a team... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mike D
"L.ex" is an incredible read!! In every chapter there's wisdom & understanding on leadership!! Pat Williams words speak volumes!! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Anthony
Pat Williams offers tremendous insight on the characteristics of great leaders in Leadership Excellence. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Evan W