The Leadership Genius of George W. Bush: 10 Commonsense Lessons from the Commander in Chief
"Finally, a fun-to-read book about George W. Bush that details the secrets to his success!"
-Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager
"Political journalists love graduate student intelligence, the ability to make clever allusions in seminars, and in 1999--2000, they hassled George W. Bush for not having it. They didn't realize what this book succinctly displays: that the President has something far more important-CEO intelligence, the ability to ask tough questions, garner essential information, and make discerning decisions. Such intelligence can be fostered and honed, and this book shows how."
-Dr. Marvin Olasky, Professor of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, and Editor in Chief, World magazine
"Put aside politics and read this book right away for its true wisdom and concrete advice about leadership. The authors have done a brilliant job explaining the leadership style that makes this President so effective. Any leader can learn from the philosophy, strategy, and tactics in this book."
-Bruce Tulgan, founder of RainmakerThinking, Inc., and author, Winning the Talent Wars
"Thompson and Ware make a compelling case that this President who 'loves to be underestimated' has a highly effective approach to leadership that is humane, direct, and at times, truly transformational. Many in business today could benefit from reading this book."
-David M. Abshire, President, Center for the Study of the Presidency
Chapter 1. What Do You Stand For?: Identify Core Values.
Chapter 2. Where Are You Going?: Inspire Through Vision.
Chapter 3. Can I Trust You?: Become Credible.
Chapter 4. Bring in the Right People, Part One: Don’t Be Afraid to Hire People Smarter Than You.
Chapter 5. Bring in the Right People, Part Two: Leave ’Em Alone!
Chapter 6. Encourage Collaboration: Build Alliances.
Chapter 7. Give It to ’Em Straight: Communicate.
Chapter 8. If It’s Noon, I Must Be Jogging: Be Disciplined and Focus.
Chapter 9. Intuitive Wisdom: Trust Your Instincts.
Chapter 10. Getting Results: Hold People Accountable.
JAMES W. WARE, MBA, CFA, is a principal of Focus Consulting Group, Inc. The firm works with leaders to build sustainable success through their expertise in leadership, culture, and change management.