Courage: The Backbone of Leadership by Gus Lee

By Gus Lee

In Courage, Gus Lee captures the basic part of management in measurable behaviors. utilizing genuine tales from Whirlpool, Kaiser Permanente, IntegWare, WorldCom and different organisations, Lee exhibits how hugely winning executives face and conquer their fears to strengthen moral intelligence. those real-world examples provide functional classes for rooting out unethical practices and behaviors by

  • Assessing them for rightness and integrity
  • Addressing ethical failures
  • Following via with discussion and direct action

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He thought for a moment and made a small face of surprise. “Thanks,” he said quietly. “Thank you, Gene. I have a lot to learn about this firm from you. ” “Don’t need to do that,” said Gene. “I can’t agree. You’re too important. ” Chris chose a restaurant with a private room. He served coffee for both of them and ordered quickly. Gene took several minutes. “Thanks for your time,” said Chris. “The firm owes you a great deal. I know you’re well compensated, so I’m talking about recognition. ” He shrugged a shoulder.

He sipped coffee. D. ” Gene shook his head. ” Silence. Chris thought of the story about the famously silent Calvin Coolidge. “Mr. President,” said a White House dinner guest. ” “Gene—what’s your life dream? ” Gene dropped the menu like Sampson downing his work order, clearing the deck before torching the boss. “That’s private,” he said. ” Be authentic, he reminded himself. ” “To me, too,” said Chris with a grin. “Sometimes I’d rather crunch numbers. ” He leaned forward. “Part of the point was trying to get to know you.

You’re strong and gifted. I’m counting on your ability to help your family and to help me save a terrific company. ” “Then I’ll be disappointed. ” Will Sampson took a deep breath, expanding his chest cavity and swelling his wide shoulders. The prognathous jaw jutted and his dark eyes narrowed. Chris thought of a Texas bobcat in a net. Sampson’s deep voice sounded like desert meat grinder. “Listen. I’ve seen crap before. ” He showed his teeth, as if he had a primitive, feral grip on his job. “I hear you,” said Chris calmly.

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