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No Fear of Failure: Real Stories of How Leaders Deal with Risk and Change

Book Description

Candid conversations with top leaders around the world on how they approached pitvotal moments in their careers

No Fear of Failure?offers insightful, candid conversations with some of the world's top leaders in business, politics, education, and philanthropy?each giving a first-person account of how they approached crucial, career defining moments. Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International, the world's largest executive recruiting firm, sits down one-on-one with a highly select and elite corps, and together they openly discuss how they handled (often very publicly) war, economic downturn, corporate turnover, and even retirement. Together these world-class leaders show the risks one must be willing to take, as well as the vision, resilience, and compassion necessary to lead.

  • Includes original interviews with Michael Bloomberg, Carlos Slim, Eli Broad, Indra Nooyi, Drew Gilpin Faust, Anne Mulcahy, Vincente Fox, Lt. General Franklin L. "Buster" Hagenbeck, Coach John McKissick, Liu Chuanzhi, Daniel Vasella, and Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo

  • Explores the common traits great leaders exhibit: vision, compassion, resilience, competitiveness, purpose, humility, team-building skills, entrepreneurial spirit, perseverance, self-awareness, empowerment, and being a catalyst

Taking readers into executive suites, government offices, battlefields, and football fields, No Fear of Failure shows how great leaders make lasting impact.

  • #7New York Times Best Seller (Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous)

  • #13New York Times Best Seller (Hardcover Business)

  • #5Wall Street Journal Best Seller (Hardcover Business)

  • #3USA Today Best Seller (Money)

  • #17Publishers Weekly Best Seller (Hardcover Nonfiction)

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Praise for No Fear of Failure
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. CONTENTS
  7. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  8. INTRODUCTION: LEADING THE WAY
    1. THE PEOPLE BUSINESS OF BEING A LEADER
    2. STRATEGY AND PURPOSE
    3. MONITORING AND MEASURING
    4. EMPOWERING AND INSPIRING
    5. REWARD AND CELEBRATE
  9. Chapter One: MICHAEL BLOOMBERG: EMPOWER
    1. NEVER LOOK BACK
    2. FACING CRITICISM WITHOUT FEAR
    3. COMMONALITIES OF THREE WORLDS
    4. LEADERSHIP IS IN THE RESULTS
  10. Chapter Two: ELI BROAD: COMPETITOR
    1. THE GLOBAL COMPETITIVE VIEW
    2. THE IMPORTANCE OF A WINNING RECORD
    3. FROM HUMBLE ROOTS TO GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    4. CHALLENGING THE LEADER
    5. FINANCIAL REWARDS
    6. MOTIVATING OTHERS TO CHANGE
  11. Chapter Three: INDRA NOOYI: PURPOSE
    1. PERFORMANCE WITH PURPOSE
    2. THE IMPORTANCE OF INDUCTIVE THINKING
    3. LEARNING TO BE A CEO
    4. BUILDING A TEAM
    5. PRIVILEGE AND RESPONSIBILITY
  12. Chapter Four: VICENTE FOX: HUMILITY
    1. WEIGHING THE RISKS
    2. THE ROAD TO LEADERSHIP
    3. THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMILITY
    4. POLL NUMBERS AND CONVICTIONS
    5. CITIZEN FOX
  13. Chapter Five: LIEUTENANT GENERAL FRANKLIN L. “BUSTER” HAGENBECK: COMPASSION
    1. COMPETENCY AND CARING
    2. A SOLDIER BY CHOICE
    3. BEING A LEADER
    4. A LASTING LEGACY
  14. Chapter Six: COACH JOHN MCKISSICK: BUILDING TEAMS
    1. LEARNING FROM ADVERSITY
    2. BUILDING A TEAM
    3. TALLYING WINS, DEALING WITH LOSSES
    4. LESSONS FROM THE COACH
  15. Chapter Seven: CARLOS SLIM: ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT
    1. AN INTREPID INVESTOR
    2. A LEADER OF LEADERS
    3. MEASURE, MONITOR, AND COMPETE
    4. THE RESPONSIBILITY OF WEALTH
    5. YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
  16. Chapter Eight: LIU CHUANZHI: PERSEVERANCE
    1. GRAND PLANS FROM A HUMBLE BEGINNING
    2. STRADDLING TWO WORLDS
    3. KNOW YOUR INDUSTRY
    4. THE LENOVO WAY
    5. A SENSE OF PURPOSE
  17. Chapter Nine: DANIEL VASELLA: SELF-AWARENESS
    1. THE SELF-AWARE LEADER
    2. TAKING RISKS
    3. STEWARDSHIP
  18. Chapter Ten: DREW GILPIN FAUST: CATALYST
    1. ON A CREST OF A WAVE OF CHANGE
    2. LISTEN, LEARN, AND LEAD
    3. LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION
    4. THE MAKING OF FUTURE LEADERS
  19. Chapter Eleven: OLLI-PEKKA KALLASVUO: COURAGE
    1. PASSION AND EXCITEMENT
    2. INSTILLING CONFIDENCE THROUGH CONSTANT PROGRESS
    3. OPENNESS AND TRANSPARENCY
    4. THE EVOLVING CULTURE
    5. THE IMPORTANCE OF COURAGE
  20. Chapter Twelve: ANNE MULCAHY: RESILIENCE
    1. SETTING PRIORITIES
    2. THE IMPORTANCE OF FOLLOWERSHIP
    3. TURNING A NO TO A YES
    4. LEARNING TO SAY GOOD-BYE
  21. EPILOGUE: LEARNING AND LEADING
  22. NOTES
  23. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  24. INDEX