- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: WingSpan Press (April 20, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1595940553
- ISBN-13: 978-1595940551
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,110,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Leadership: Best Advice I Ever Got Paperback – April 20, 2006
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Paul B. Thornton was inspired to develop this book after reading an article called "The Best Advice I Ever Got" in the March 21, 2005 issue of Fortune magazine. He contacted many leaders and leadership experts to find out their answers. Then, he compiled 137 responses in this fine book.
The advice in the book addresses important topics like:
1. What do you stand for?
2. What are your core values?
3. What is your mission?
4. What is your vision?
5. What is the best way to communicate?
6. What is the best way to influence others?
7. How can you enhance your presence?
8. What is a good leadership style for you?
Mr. Thornton kicks off the book with a definition of what leadership is: "Leadership is the process of helping individuals, teams, and organizations become more and achieve more than they ever thought possible."
"Leaders help people become more . . .
Leaders help people achieve more than success!"
To lead, he suggests that you have to have ideas, conviction, courage, confidence, decisiveness, connection skills, good communication talents, passion, enthusiasm, persuasiveness and an ability to execute.
Business CEOs quoted in the book include:
William H.Read more ›
Thornton conducted his own research among 135 people who shared the best advice they had received in helping them to become effective leaders. He added to their responses excerpts from among comments by Klaus Kleinfeld and Anne Mulcahy in the original Fortune article, "The Best Advice I Ever Got." Then Thornton added five chapters that comprise Part Three of his book. In these concluding chapters, he offers his own advice to those who want to become effective leaders. The result is the book I now review.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You can open up to just about any page of this book and find great advice and ideas. I admit to liking compilations. Read morePublished on September 13, 2010 by Shep Hyken
In March of 2005, author Paul Thornton discovered an article written in Fortune magazine entitled "The Best Advice I Ever Got." The article inspired Thornton to write this book. Read morePublished on July 11, 2006 by Greg L. Thomas