a passion for leadership lessons on change and reform from fifty years of public service

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A Passion For Leadership

Author : Robert M Gates
ISBN : 9780307959508
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

Der Alte Staat Und Die Revolution

Author : Alexis de Tocqueville
ISBN : ONB:+Z22921630X
Genre : France
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Leadership Challenge

Author : James M. Kouzes
ISBN : 3527503749
Genre : Executive ability
File Size : 86. 74 MB
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Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.

From The Shadows

Author : Robert M. Gates
ISBN : 9781439127483
Genre : History
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Written by a former director of the CIA, this is the story of America's and the agency's role in the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. As the only person to rise from entry-level analyst to Director of the CIA and to serve on the White House staffs of four Presidents, Robert Gates is uniquely qualified to tell the unprecedented inside story of the Cold War. Drawing on his access to classified information and top-level involvement in policy decisions, Gates lays bare the hidden wars and operations the United States waged against communism worldwide. Ever certain that the fifty-year struggle with the Soviet Union was indeed a war, Gates makes candid appraisals of Presidents, key officials, and policies of the period. Among his disclosures are: how Carter laid the foundations for Reagan's covert wars against the Soviets; CIA predictions of a conservative coup against Gorbachev and the collapse of the Soviet Union; CIA and KGB "black operations" against each other; the secret relationship between Pope John Paul II and the Soviets; and three secret CIA-KGB summits. From the Shadows is a classic memoir on the career of a CIA officer at the center of power during a time when the threat of global annihilation informed America's every move.

Military And Security Developments Involving The People S Republic Of China 2010

Author : Robert M. Gates
ISBN : 9781437938173
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Final Recommendations Of The Fort Hood Follow On Review

Author : Robert M. Gates
ISBN : 9781437938296
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Obama S Nuclear Posture Review

Author : Robert M. Gates
ISBN : 9781608880362
Genre : History
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The full text of the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review submitted to President Obama by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates. This document lays out the nuclear strategy for the United States. The most important provision of the document is a revision of the declared conditions under which the United States would carry out first use of nuclear weapons. Liberals regard this as a "no change" document, conservatives as a dangerously wimpy concession to political correctness. Own and read the full text and judge for yourself.


Author : Gerd Gigerenzer
ISBN : 9783641119904
Genre : Psychology
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Der neue Bestseller von Gerd Gigerenzer Erinnern wir uns an die weltweite Angst vor der Schweinegrippe, als Experten eine nie dagewesene Pandemie prognostizierten und Impfstoff für Millionen produziert wurde, der später still und heimlich entsorgt werden musste. Für Gerd Gigerenzer ist dies nur ein Beleg unseres irrationalen Umgangs mit Risiken. Und das gilt für Experten ebenso wie für Laien. An Beispielen aus Medizin, Rechtswesen und Finanzwelt erläutert er, wie die Psychologie des Risikos funktioniert, was sie mit unseren entwicklungsgeschichtlich alten Hirnstrukturen zu tun hat und welche Gefahren damit einhergehen. Dabei analysiert er die ungute Rolle von irreführenden Informationen, die von Medien und Fachleuten verbreitet werden. Doch Risiken und Ungewissheiten richtig einzuschätzen kann und sollte jeder lernen. Diese Risikoschulung erprobt Gigerenzer seit vielen Jahren mit verblüffenden Ergebnissen. Sein Fazit: Schon Kinder können lernen, mit Risiken realistisch umzugehen und sich gegen Panikmache wie Verharmlosung zu immunisieren.

Die Schlafwandler

Author : Christopher Clark
ISBN : 9783641118778
Genre : History
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Bahnbrechende neue Erkenntnisse über den Weg in den Ersten Weltkrieg 1914 Lange Zeit galt es als ausgemacht, dass das deutsche Kaiserreich wegen seiner Großmachtträume die Hauptverantwortung am Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs trug. In seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Werk kommt der renommierte Historiker und Bestsellerautor Christopher Clark (Preußen) zu einer anderen Einschätzung. Clark beschreibt minutiös die Interessen und Motivationen der wichtigsten politischen Akteure in den europäischen Metropolen und zeichnet das Bild einer komplexen Welt, in der gegenseitiges Misstrauen, Fehleinschätzungen, Überheblichkeit, Expansionspläne und nationalistische Bestrebungen zu einer Situation führten, in der ein Funke genügte, den Krieg auszulösen, dessen verheerende Folgen kaum jemand abzuschätzen vermochte. Schon jetzt zeigt sich, dass »Die Schlafwandler« eine der wichtigsten Neuerscheinungen zum 100. Jahrestag des Ausbruchs des Ersten Weltkriegs sein wird.

Understanding The New Us Defense Policy Through The Speeches Of Robert M Gates Secretary Of Defense

Author : Robert Michael Gates
ISBN : 1604501030
Genre : Political Science
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Many people don't realize that the Bush administration changed U.S. military policy, particularly towards Iraq, after the congressional elections of 2006. The start of the 110th Congress in 2007, and the shift in Congressional power, also coincided with the decline of the Rumsfeld-Cheney cabal that had been extremely influential in directing the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and U.S. military policy in general, prior to that.******The emerging direction of the new U.S. military and defense policy is more pragmatic, less ideological and quietly (though not explicitly) recognizes the failure of policies in the earlier years of the current administration.******The man epitomizing this change more than any other is Robert M. Gates, the man who replaced Donald Rumsfeld as the U.S. Secretary of Defense. With vast experience in public service as well as in academia (he has lectured at Universities like Yale and Georgetown, and was the interim Dean of the Business School at Texas A&M just before being selected to replace Mr. Rumsfeld), he has quietly reversed a number of older policies and brought a much needed pragmatic approach to U.S. policies abroad.******He is also a lively speaker with a great sense of humor. Here are his speeches, as released by the U.S. Department of Defense, from his inauguration to February 2008-the key period when a lot of these changes in U.S. policies were taking place. These provide a valuable insight into where U.S. defense and military policies are headed during the remaining days of the Bush administration.

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