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The Resource A Passion for Leadership, Robert M Gates., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

A Passion for Leadership, Robert M Gates., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Label
A Passion for Leadership
Title
A Passion for Leadership
Statement of responsibility
Robert M Gates.
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoir Duty, a characteristically direct, informed, and urgent assessment of why big institutions are failing us and how smart, committed leadership can effect real improvement regardless of scale. Across the realms of civic and private enterprise alike, bureaucracies vitally impact our security, freedoms, and everyday life. With so much at stake, competence, efficiency, and fiscal prudence are essential, yet Americans know these institutions fall short. Many despair that they are too big and too hard to reform. Robert Gates disagrees. Having led change successfully at three monumental organizations--the CIA, Texas A & M University, and the Department of Defense--he offers us the ultimate insider's look at how major bureaus, organizations, and companies can be transformed, which is by turns heartening and inspiring and always instructive. With practical, nuanced advice on tailoring reform to the operative culture (we see how Gates worked within the system to increase diversity at Texas A & M); effecting change within committees; engaging the power of compromise ("In the real world of bureaucratic institutions, you almost never get all you want when you want it"); and listening and responding to your team, Gates brings the full weight of his wisdom, candor, and devotion to civic duty to inspire others to lead desperately needed change. From the Hardcover edition
  • The former Secretary of Defense explores why bureaucratic institutions are failing and how they can be transformed through effective leadership, citing the examples of large-scale change in the CIA, Texas A&M University, and the Department of Defense
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gates, Robert Michael
Dewey number
  • 352.2/93092
  • B
  • 352.2/93092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gates, Robert Michael
  • Gates, Robert Michael
  • Cabinet officers
  • Organizational change
  • Leadership
  • Public administration
  • Administrative agencies
  • United States
  • United States
  • Texas A & M University System
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A Passion for Leadership, Robert M Gates., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why bureaucracies so often fail us -- Where you want to go: "the vision thing" -- Formulating a strategy -- Techniques for implementing change -- It's always about people -- Stakeholders: friends and foes -- The agent of change: "mirror, mirror on the wall" -- Money, money, money: reforming in scarce times -- Reform: the never-ending story -- A flaming heart
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307959508
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0017012285
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933510678
Label
A Passion for Leadership, Robert M Gates., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why bureaucracies so often fail us -- Where you want to go: "the vision thing" -- Formulating a strategy -- Techniques for implementing change -- It's always about people -- Stakeholders: friends and foes -- The agent of change: "mirror, mirror on the wall" -- Money, money, money: reforming in scarce times -- Reform: the never-ending story -- A flaming heart
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307959508
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0017012285
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933510678

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