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The Resource A passion for leadership : lessons on change and reform from fifty years of public service, Robert M. Gates

A passion for leadership : lessons on change and reform from fifty years of public service, Robert M. Gates

Label
A passion for leadership : lessons on change and reform from fifty years of public service
Title
A passion for leadership
Title remainder
lessons on change and reform from fifty years of public service
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Gates
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoir Duty, a characteristically direct, informed, and urgent assessment of why big institutions are failing us and how smart, committed leadership can effect real improvement regardless of scale. Across the realms of civic and private enterprise alike, bureaucracies vitally impact our security, freedoms, and everyday life. With so much at stake, competence, efficiency, and fiscal prudence are essential, yet Americans know these institutions fall short. Many despair that they are too big and too hard to reform. Robert Gates disagrees. Having led change successfully at three monumental organizations?the CIA, Texas A&M University, and the Department of Defense?he offers us the ultimate insider?s look at how major bureaus, organizations, and companies can be transformed, which is by turns heartening and inspiring and always instructive. With practical, nuanced advice on tailoring reform to the operative culture (we see how Gates worked within the system to increase diversity at Texas A&M); effecting change within committees; engaging the power of compromise (“In the real world of bureaucratic institutions, you almost never get all you want when you want it”); and listening and responding to your team, Gates brings the full weight of his wisdom, candor, and devotion to civic duty to inspire others to lead desperately needed change
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gates, Robert Michael
Dewey number
  • 352.2/93092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E897.4.G37
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gates, Robert Michael
  • Gates, Robert Michael
  • United States
  • United States
  • Texas A & M University System
  • Texas A & M University System
  • United States
  • United States
  • Cabinet officers
  • Organizational change
  • Leadership
  • Public administration
  • Administrative agencies
  • Administrative agencies
  • Cabinet officers
  • Employees
  • Leadership
  • Organizational change
  • Politics and government
  • Public administration
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A passion for leadership : lessons on change and reform from fifty years of public service, Robert M. Gates
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why bureaucracies so often fail us -- Where you want to go: "the vision thing" -- Formulating a strategy -- Techniques for implementing change -- It's always about people -- Stakeholders: friends and foes -- The agent of change: "mirror, mirror on the wall" -- Money, money, money: reforming in scarce times -- Reform: the never-ending story -- A flaming heart
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780307959492
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn918986499
Label
A passion for leadership : lessons on change and reform from fifty years of public service, Robert M. Gates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why bureaucracies so often fail us -- Where you want to go: "the vision thing" -- Formulating a strategy -- Techniques for implementing change -- It's always about people -- Stakeholders: friends and foes -- The agent of change: "mirror, mirror on the wall" -- Money, money, money: reforming in scarce times -- Reform: the never-ending story -- A flaming heart
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780307959492
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn918986499

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