Summary of The Leadership Engine

How Winning Companies Build Leaders at Every Level

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Leaders are made, not born. Here’s how.


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In many areas of human endeavor, from politics to business, leadership is the road to higher accomplishments. The best leaders groom future leaders, not just those near the top, but throughout the ranks of their organizations. Thus business leaders create “winning organizations.” In his 1997 classic, reissued in 2002, best-selling author Noel M. Tichy, writing with researcher and consultant Eli Cohen, explains how leaders lead, how they function as true teachers, and how they ensure that worthy successors will follow them. While Tichy’s real-world leadership examples from the 1990s may sport a few cobwebs, they offer timeless lessons. You can put these lessons into practice at your company using the handy workbook Tichy includes. getAbstract recommends this practical, insightful guide to those interested in leading and in teaching others to lead.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How outstanding leaders steer winning organizations
  • How to develop great leaders


The “Engine” That Drives Accomplishment
To succeed in life, become a leader and help others become leaders, too. Leadership drives accomplishment and builds “winning companies.” Leaders in winning organizations teach others. They possess developed, thoughtful philosophies and worldviews...
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About the Authors

Noel M. Tichy also wrote Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will. He teaches at the University of Michigan. Eli Cohen is a business consultant.

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