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The Rumsfeld way : leadership wisdom of a battle-hardened maverick
Krames, Jeffrey A.
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New York : McGraw-Hill, [2002]

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ix, 244 pages ; 22 cm
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Just Published! A dramatic new leadership model from one of twentieth-century America's most accomplished leaders Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is one of today's most recognized public figures, but few people are aware of the astonishing range of his leadership successes over the past four decades. Whether directing battles in the mountains of Afghanistan or guiding multibillion-dollar corporations through troubled waters, Rumsfeld has carved out a position among the most remarkable leaders of our time. The Rumsfeld Way explores Rumsfeld's skills, methods, and strategies through the prism of his own words and accomplishments, and arrives at a leadership model that is distinctive, powerful, and proven effective under unprecedented duress. Both a stunning addition to today's business library and an excellent read, The Rumsfeld Way outlines a step-by-step model for success in any field and writes a new chapter in the literature of leadership.

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Jeffrey A. Krames is vice president and editor-in-chief of McGraw-Hill's Trade Division. Krames has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Financial Times and the Los Angeles Times. He has been interviewed by national media such as CNN, PBS, the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, BusinessWeek, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Publisher's Weekly

Table of Contents

Rumsfeld's Returnp. 1
Part I Evolution of a Statesmanp. 5
Ch. 1 The Road to Kandaharp. 7
Ch. 2 Rumsfeld: Who and Why?p. 19
Part II Lessons from a Hard-Charging CEOp. 51
Ch. 3 Mission Firstp. 53
Ch. 4 Straight Talkp. 65
Ch. 5 All the Right Movesp. 79
Ch. 6 Crafting Coalitionsp. 93
Ch. 7 The Consequence of Valuesp. 109
Ch. 8 The War CEOp. 121
Ch. 9 Acquiring and Using Intelligencep. 137
Ch. 10 Mastering the Agendap. 151
Ch. 11 The Pragmatic Leaderp. 165
Ch. 12 The Determined Warriorp. 181
The "Axis of Evil"p. 197
Acknowledgmentsp. 205
Sources and Notesp. 209
Indexp. 231