Art of Winning Commitment, the: 10 Ways Leaders Can Engage Minds, Hearts, and Spirits

Art of Winning Commitment, the: 10 Ways Leaders Can Engage Minds, Hearts, and Spirits

by Dick Richards

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Leadership books most often cite interviews with high-profile business executives while offering do-and-don’t case studies of different corporate initiatives in action. But some of the world’s most extraordinary leaders work their magic outside the world of business. Their ability to gain the enthusiastic commitment of their people — when something other, and perhaps greater, than profit is at stake — demonstrates a fundamental human connection that their counterparts in the corporate sector would do well to emulate.

The Art of Winning Commitment presents the unique perspectives of a diverse group of leaders that includes:

• educators

• religious and spiritual leaders

• heads of not-for-profit social services

• an orchestra conductor

• a professional storyteller

Readers will also learn leadership secrets from former Philadelphia 76ers’ executive Pat Croce, former Chief of the Cherokee Nation Wilma Mankiller, and politician and retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, and others.

In the search for commitment, loyalty, and business excellence, leaders can learn a lot from those outside of the business definition of leadership.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814407851
Publisher: AMACOM
Publication date: 04/03/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 17 Years

About the Author

Dick Richards (Phoenix, AZ) is the author of Artful Work. He has consulted for business, social service, health care, and educational organizations worldwide.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Democracy, Leadership, and Commitment

Chapter 1: Commitment and Change

Overview: Winning Intellectual Commitment

Chapter 2: Insight

Chapter 3: Vision

Chapter 4: Storytelling

Chapter 5: Mobilizing

Overview: Winning Emotional Commitment

Chapter 6: Self-Awareness

Chapter 7: Emotional Engagement

Chapter 8: Fostering Hope

Overview: Winning Spiritual Commitment

Chapter 9: Rendering Significance

Chapter 10: Enacting Beliefs

Chapter 11: Centering

Chapter 12: Towering Conclusions and Further Strategies


What People are Saying About This

Executive Update

It [the book] successfully brings all the broken thoughts and individual commentaries on leadership together into one well-written, easily applicable theory.

From the Publisher

North Bay Business Journal: "With employee and customer loyalty becoming increasingly challenging to manage, Mr. Richards’ book is a thought provoking read for leaders who are committed to improving themselves to gain the commitment of others."

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