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Lead Like Reagan: Strategies to Motivate, Communicate, and Inspire

Book Description

A first-hand account of Ronald Reagan's leadership style, with personal insight and practical application.

Lead Like Reagan is a guide to more effective leadership, inspired by the Great Communicator himself. Drawing upon his time serving Ronald Reagan, author Dan Quiggle relates lessons learned first-hand from his front row seat to history. Using Reagan and other prominent business leaders as examples, Quiggle illustrates what leadership looks like at the highest levels, why such leadership is effective, and how it can be successfully emulated. Readers will learn strategies to motivate, communicate, and inspire, forming a unique leadership template with personal application.

Sitting at the feet of greatness and personally observing what Ronald Reagan did and said, made an indelible mark on Dan's own personal leadership style, shaping his thoughts about the key traits and actions of great leaders. In Lead Like Reagan, readers gain insight into both the personal attributes and leadership traits which are required to lead with vision, excellence, and impact. Practical advice and inspiring vision provide a template to:

  • Assemble the right people to form a successful team

  • Earn loyalty and commitment from others

  • Lead by example to model excellence

  • Manage crises by finding the opportunity in the midst of challenge

  • Leave a lasting legacy of optimism and inspiration

  • Leadership is a process of continual growth and Ronald Reagan provides an inspiring example. Lead Like Reagan is a meaningful and memorable guide to leadership, forging a framework for inspiring greatness and achieving success.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Dedication
    5. Preface
    6. Chapter 1: Creating the Vision: Setting Expansive Goals
      1. Painting the Target
      2. Vision in Action
      3. Creating the Vision
    7. Chapter 2: Assembling the Team: Inspiring Loyalty and Commitment
      1. The Value of a Kitchen Cabinet
      2. Finding and Feeding Motivation
      3. Expand Leadership
      4. Invest in Excellence
      5. Assembling the Team
    8. Chapter 3: Communicating a Message: Connecting Others to Your Vision
      1. Memorable Messaging
      2. Communicating with Impact
      3. Communicating a Message
    9. Chapter 4: Leading by Example: Using Emotional Intelligence to Model Excellence
      1. Earn, Don't Demand Loyalty
      2. Dream Sharing
      3. Instinct and Emotional Intelligence
      4. Intuitive Leadership
      5. Strong Sense of Self
      6. Drive toward Success
      7. Empathy toward Others
      8. Situational Awareness
      9. Timing and Approach
      10. Trust and Teamwork
      11. Leading by Example
    10. Chapter 5: Taking Action: Turning Ideas into Achievement
      1. Setting Priorities
      2. Take Action as a Team
      3. Implement the Plan
      4. Assess and Adjust
      5. Pursue Efficiency
      6. Challenge the Status Quo
      7. Taking Action
    11. Chapter 6: Handling Crisis: Finding Opportunity in Challenges
      1. “It CAN Be Done”
      2. Crisis = Danger + Opportunity
      3. Focus on the Opening
      4. Overcoming Distractions
      5. Competition Creates Opportunity
      6. Overcoming Setbacks
      7. Adjusting Course
      8. Overcoming Apathy
      9. Handling Crisis
    12. Chapter 7: Changing the World: Leaving a Lasting Legacy
      1. Lead Like Reagan
      2. Invest in Others
      3. The Power of Gratitude
      4. Focus on What Matters
      5. Inspire Optimism
      6. Your Life Legacy
      7. Changing the World
    13. Acknowledgments
    14. About the Author
    15. Index
    16. End User License Agreement