Team Bush

Team Bush

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As this country's first MBA president, Bush formed his unique leadership style managing businesses, not government offices. Team Bush is the first book to explore these unique methods and tactics he has employed to become one of the nation's most popular commanders in chief in recent history.
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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 308g
  • English
  • 0071589740
  • 9780071589741

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The Team-Based Leadership Model of America's First MBA President

"Team Bush "is a gripping portrait of George W. Bush at the helm, one that transcends politics to provide an inside look at the hands-on specifics of Bush's aggressive yet pragmatic leadership style. This fast-paced yet powerful book explains how the Bush model can be used by any executive to streamline management and decision processes--and establishes a new standard for results-oriented leadership in the 21st century.

Get the inside story on George W. Bush's leadership techniques and tactics, and how they can be used to drive performance in virtually any setting, in "Team Bush."

Praise for "Team Bush":

"This short book is long on insight, both for government leaders seeking to learn leadership lessons from effective CEOs and for business leaders seeking to learn the same lessons from effective leaders in government."--Steven Kelman, Weatherhead Professor of Public Management, The John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

"Kettl provides a lively, insightful and sympathetic distillation of the surprisingly effective leadership style of President George W. Bush."--Thomas E. Mann, W. Averell Harriman Chair in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution

"Management matters, in politics and government as much as in business and commerce. In clear language and with a slew of examples, Team Bush concisely dissects the management style that has helped President George W. Bush to sustain his public approval and achieve both political and policy success."--Norman J. Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

"If I have any genius or smarts, it's the ability to recognize talent, askthem to serve, and work with them as a team."--George W. Bush

President George W. Bush forged his team-based leadership style in the world of private enterprise. Before becoming our nation's first MBA president (Harvard, 1975), "W" had developed his own style of talking with and listening to team members, making decisions based on their input, and then relying on his team to carry out those decisions. It was a style tailor-made for the presidency.

"Team Bush "explores the mind and methods of America's 43rd president. Bypassing theory and jargon to focus on Bush's hands-on decision making standards and practices, this compelling leadership resource reveals: The President's decide-and-delegate style of leadership, adapted from the pages of Harvard MBA textbooks Techniques Bush used to build one of history's most talented cabinets, and how he tailors his communication style to fit that of each member How Bush helped his party retain the House and recapture the Senate in his first mid-term election--a feat almost unheard of by a sitting president

Beyond the conference rooms of the White House, however, "Team Bush "explains how executives can use Bush's model to streamline decision-making and boost productivity in virtually any arena. This fast-moving leadership manual discusses the value of receiving accurate, unfiltered information from close advisors, and how to establish a chain of communication for receiving that information. It explains the value of limiting goals to those that are essential, and devising methods to make them achievable. It explores the importance of developing a meaningful plan and sticking with that plan, regardless of distractions and delays.

"Team Bush"is, first and foremost, a portrait of the stunning successes--and occasional setbacks--of George W. Bush during his first two years as president of the United States. More than that, however, it is an examination of a new style of leadership, based as much on the knowledge and performance of one's team as it is on the knowledge and performance of oneself. George W. Bush has come as near as anyone to perfecting that style. Discover what he has done, and how you can use his model in your own leadership pursuits, in "Team Bush."
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