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Leadership Lessons from the Cherokee Nation: Learn from All I Observe

Book Description

If you want to be successful, it is this simple.Know what you are doing, love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing. -- Will RogersWhen Chad Smith became Principal Chief, the Cherokee Nation was a chaotic and dysfunctional entity. By the end of his tenure, 12 years later, the Nation had grown its assets from $150 million to $1.2 billion, increased business profits 2,000 percent, created 6,000 jobs, and dramatically advanced its education, language, and culturalpreservation programs.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Leadership Lessons from the Cherokee Nation: Learn from All I Observe
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Part 1 Lessons Learned
    1. CHEROKEE NATION SOVEREIGNTY
    2. Chapter 1 Introduction
    3. Chapter 2 Learn from All I Observe
    4. Chapter 3 Leadership The Ability to Go from Point A to Point B
    5. Chapter 4 Point B Where You Want to Go
    6. Chapter 5 Point A Where You Are
    7. Chapter 6 Between Points A and B Planning
    8. Chapter 7 Between Points A and B Doing
    9. Chapter 8 Closing Message
  7. Part 2 Lessons Applied
    1. APPLICATION OF LESSONS LEARNED
    2. Appendix A Commitment Message at the Inauguration of Chad “Corntassel” Smith as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation—1999
      1. INTRODUCTION
      2. COMMITMENT MESSAGE
    3. Appendix B 2000 State of the Nation “Sga du gi,” the Community Focus
      1. INTRODUCTION
      2. STATE OF THE NATION: “SGA DU GI,” THE COMMUNITY FOCUS
    4. Appendix C 2001 State of the Nation Embrace and Carry Forward the Great Cherokee Legacy
      1. INTRODUCTION
      2. STATE OF THE NATION: EMBRACE AND CARRY FORWARD THE GREAT CHEROKEE LEGACY
    5. Appendix D 2002 State of the Nation Building One Fire
      1. INTRODUCTION
      2. STATE OF THE NATION: BUILDING ONE FIRE
    6. Appendix E 2003 State of the Nation Critical Crossroads
      1. INTRODUCTION
      2. STATE OF THE NATION: CRITICAL CROSSROADS
    7. Appendix F 2004 State of the Nation Where There Is No Vision, the People Perish
      1. INTRODUCTION
      2. STATE OF THE NATION: WHERE THERE IS NO VISION, THE PEOPLE PERISH
    8. Appendix G 2006 State of the Nation Full Force and Effect
      1. INTRODUCTION
      2. STATE OF THE NATION: FULL FORCE AND EFFECT
    9. Appendix H 2008 State of the Nation Planting the Seed Corn
      1. INTRODUCTION
      2. STATE OF THE NATION: PLANTING THE SEED CORN
    10. Appendix I 2009 State of the Nation Going from Point A to Point B
      1. INTRODUCTION
      2. STATE OF THE NATION: GOING FROM POINT A TO POINT B
    11. Appendix J 2010 State of the Nation: Happiness and Healthiness Are Found in Maturity
      1. INTRODUCTION
      2. STATE OF THE NATION: HAPPINESS AND HEALTHINESS ARE FOUND IN MATURITY
  8. Conclusion
  9. Index
  10. About the Author