Summary of 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence

How Leaders Achieve Sustainable High Performance

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12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence book summary
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Great leaders from history – including Alexander the Great and Frederick the Great – left a legacy of leadership’s core principles: “excellence, courage, determination, fortitude, listening, integrity” and “caring” about your followers. But Alex and Fred are long gone and employees now are more skeptical, self-interested and demanding. Leaders face constant scrutiny from all corners and must consistently model the behavior and attitudes they desire in their followers. Today, leadership demands a combination of 12 broad “disciplines” as put forward by prolific authors Brian Tracy and Peter Chee, both leadership experts. Their compilation offers foundational and valuable leadership and management advice. You may have heard most of it before, but reviewing the tenets of leadership never hurts and getting it all in one place, clearly stated, is convenient. getAbstract recommends this step-by-step survey of solid but standard instructions to novices and to those who’d like a short summary of fundamental leadership advice.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to apply 12 popular, timeless leadership principles
  • How to develop the leadership characteristics that are vital for success


“The 12 Disciplines”
As a leader, you must apply 12 disciplines to excel. Develop these disciplines through practice and experience. You’ll need determination and perseverance to master them and to fulfill your potential as a great leader.

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About the Authors

Brian Tracy is a speaker, trainer and author of numerous bestsellers, including No Excuses! and Eat that Frog. Peter Chee, an executive coach, is president and CEO of ITD World, a global training firm, and co-author with Jack Canfield of Coaching for Breakthrough Success.

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