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by Susan Kuczmarski,Thomas D. Kuczmarski

  • ISBN: 1419593927
  • Author: Susan Kuczmarski,Thomas D. Kuczmarski
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  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing (July 3, 2007)
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To develop their groundbreaking strategy for success, the authors interviewed dozens of leadership pioneers, including Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist; Mary Ellen Weber, former NASA astronaut; and NFL star Chris Zorich, whose personal story inspired the title of this book.

To develop their groundbreaking strategy for success, the authors interviewed dozens of leadership pioneers, including Craig Newmark (founder of Craigslist), Mary Ellen Weber (former NASA astronaut), and NFL star Chris Zorich, whose personal story inspired the title of this book.

To develop their groundbreaking strategy for success, the authors interviewed dozens of leadership pioneers, including Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist; Mary Ellen Weber, former NASA astronaut; and NFL star Chris Zorich, whose personal story inspired the title of this book ISBN: 0615576079

Apples Are Square book.

Apples Are Square book. To develop their groundbreaking strategy for success, the authors interviewed dozens of leadership pioneers, including Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist; Mary Ellen Weber, former NASA astronaut; and NFL star Chris Zorich, whose personal story inspired the title of this book.

By: Susan Smith Kuczmarski, Thomas D. Kuczmarski. Learn firsthand what makes 25 of America’s most respected leaders – including Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist; Charles Lewis, founder of the Center for Public Integrity; Carol Bernick, Chairman of the Board and Director of Alberto Culver; and Dipak Jain, dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School – effective in their lives and work.

by Susan Kuczmarski and Thomas D. But times are changing

by Susan Kuczmarski and Thomas D. But times are changing. More and more, at the helm of successful companies, you'll find a different sort of leader.

Susan and Thomas Kuczmarski have made an important contribution to our understanding of leadership with their new book. Apples Are Square: Thinking Differently About Leadership, is a work of great substance and relevance that provides not just an entry point for talking about models of leadership, but real profiles of those who have used these models to transform their own organizations and the people within them. Donald P. Jacobs Dean Emeritus, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

In their book Apples are Square: Thinking Differently about Leadership, Susan Smith Kuczmarski and Tom Kuczmarski profile 25 values-based leaders to discover a new model of leadership for the 21st century

In their book Apples are Square: Thinking Differently about Leadership, Susan Smith Kuczmarski and Tom Kuczmarski profile 25 values-based leaders to discover a new model of leadership for the 21st century. We, as a society, need to take bruised work environments and reshape them into dynamic, inclusive, and collaborative organizations. Likewise, we need to reexamine the central core within our own personal life

Apples Are Square: Thinking Differently About Leadership by Susan Kuczmarski and Thomas D. A primer on the personal and managerial strategies of 25 people from many walks of life.

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Apples Are Square : Thinking Differently about Leadership. Smith Kuczmarski, Susan, Kuczmarski, Thomas D. Published by Book Ends Publishing (2012). ISBN 10: 0615576079 ISBN 13: 9780615576077. Susan Kuczmarski; Thomas D. Kuczmarski; Susan Smith Kuczmarski. Published by Kaplan Publishing. ISBN 10: 1419593927 ISBN 13: 9781419593925.

Your 7-step prescription for creating a compassionately competitive work culture

 

For centuries, leaders have been operating within a “control and compete” mindset. But times are changing. More and more, at the helm of successful companies, you'll find a different sort of leader. Collaborators, not controllers, they are “square apples,” bold men and women who dare to create success by reshaping the workplace in unexpected ways.

 

In Apples Are Square, innovation consultants and celebrated authors Dr. Susan Smith Kuczmarski and Thomas D. Kuczmarski share with you the secrets of how to become a square apple in your organization. To develop their groundbreaking strategy for success, the authors interviewed dozens of leadership pioneers, including Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist; Mary Ellen Weber, former NASA astronaut; and NFL star Chris Zorich, whose personal story inspired the title of this book. With the tools in Apples Are Square, you'll be able to take any bruised environment and reshape it into a positive force.

Comments (7)

Felolune
Very focus on the thigs we need to do and the concepts, great for companies
Gaxaisvem
This book is so motivating. It is more than a leadership book - it's about succeeding in life - no matter what! I was also very impressed with the condition of the book. It was a used book that was in excellent condition. Thanks.
Rude
Great Book.
Unereel
Great book!
Feri
Great book
Ienekan
I recently borrowed this book from a friend and found it to be an invigorating read. There are so many leadership books out there that teach you how to be assertive, how to communicate well, how to have a vision et-cetera et-cetera - all great values, but few that discuss this 'human' side of leadership. I think that's what sets this book aside for me - the humanized leadership model. This book combines wonderfully with many older leadership books, and is an asset to my personal library.

The book is written around an assorted group of 25 leaders and their stories. There are some very interesting experiences mentioned in the book - starting from the one that gave its title. I don't want to spoil the story for you, but I think you can read some chapters of the book on its website.

I've read the stories mentioned in the book over and over again, and every time I find hidden gems previously overlooked. The authors did a wonderful job weaving the book around these leaders, making it an inspiring narrative-story-like read rather than just theory.

Besides just the six leadership qualities mentioned, the book also discusses steps to improve as a leader - another feature which I found very useful. I wish every time I've had to work under a control-freak, or just a boss who-I-wish-would-disappear, I could have given them a copy of this book.
Browelali
Everyone who aspires to be come a better leader, whether in business, community affairs, or in other endeavors, should buy this book and read it--several times. All of us will benefit.

The authors show that while great leadership is absolutely essential to better organizations, it isn't or needn't be a highly technical matter. They show that great leaders are easy to find if we know where to look and what to look for. And they show how to do that.

First, great leaders aren't the rapacious, egocentric, greedy bullies who are too often romanticized in the popular culture. Second, they are all around us--if we only where to look and know what to look for.

The formula? Great leaders are service-oriented (toward clients, customers, constituents, colleagues, and emplooyees/subordinates alike, regardless of personal 'status"), collaborative, respectful, honest, and loyal.

Where do we find hese individuals? Not in the limelight. They're too busy enabling others to reach their potential. In other words, they are all around us--if we only where to look and know what to look for.

It's easy to become discouraged about the state of leaders and leadership these days. The Kuczmarskis show us a way up and a way out.

More good news: where do we find hese individuals? Not in the limelight. They're too busy enabling others to reach their potential. In other words, they are all around us--if we only where to look and know what to look for.
The Kuczmarski's are on to something important in this book. Certainly anyone who has been stifled by a highly controlling boss or who is thinking about their own place in the world of management will find value in Apples Are Square.

This book searches for, and reveals, the human side of leadership. It makes the case that in an increasingly global economy, a new style of leadership is not only important, it is vital. The authors call for an end to the traditional control and compete model of management and substitute instead a form built on human qualities--things like humility and values-based decision making.

We can watch Enron collapse and study the crash of its CEO or we can watch craigslist enjoy huge success and explore what it is about Craig Newmark that triggers such a following. I prefer the lessons of Craig to sifting through the destruction of Enron.

Read this book. It reveals the values of leadership and a strategy for incorporating them in your own life and workplace. Apples are Square is a significant contribution.

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