The Art of Leadership
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The Art of Leadership
Published:
5/10/2006
Format:
Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages:
284
Size:
5x8
ISBN:
978-1-42593-669-3
Print Type:
B/W

The way I see it...

Life on this spinning earth is an extraordinary and magnificent adventure. We come to the whole experience naked, wet and rather unprepared. Other people take care of us; they feed us, bathe, clothe, educate and nurture us through the early years. They serve us. And we grow.

Gradually we develop skills, preferences and a personality. In our professional, personal and family lives, we learn how to give something back. We discover what it mean and how it feels to be generous, and value, demonstrate concern for others. We learn how to show respect and how to earn it. We learn to be in the lead.

As our lives unfold, no one knows for sure what lies ahead: opportunities, challenges, good fortune, sometimes danger.

You want the best for you and yours. I want the best for mine.

We seek goodness for our family members, kindness for the old and young, understanding and compassion when in need. We want celebration when we're on a high and commiseration when we're low. We want people in our lives who'll lend a hand, give a damn, pass a compliment, share a smile, willingly to go an extra mile.

We all heard the phrase: "What goes around comes around." Well I believe it's true. Let's make our dance upon this earth the best that it can be It's up to us together now. Life responds to you and me.

This book can be used to your advantage it will boost your spirit, build your business and help enrich your life. It is sprinkled with relevant examples of service we encounter in our everyday lives with firms we know - some only too well! If you're a business professional and want to remain not just relevant but important in the new economy, you need to read this book and apply what you learn right away. This book is a master manual of the Leadership anyone has to get it.....

 

What is Leadership?

 

We are more familiar with the world of existence than with the world of essence. The question "What is Leadership?" is nearly synonymous with "What should a Leader be?"

 

Leadership is the art of communicating vision. It is about the design of strategy. It is the establishment of objectives and marshaling of resources to realize these objectives. Leadership is about making difficult decisions that impact the lives of those you serve and those whom you serve.

 

Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more organized and consistent. Leaders carry out this process by applying their leadership attributes, such as beliefs, values, ethics, character, knowledge and skills. Although your position as a manager, supervisor, etc. gives you the authority to accomplish certain tasks and objectives in the organization, this power does not make you a leader...it simply makes you the boss. Leadership differs in that it makes the followers want to achieve high goals, rather than simply bossing people around. Leadership is not magnetic personality that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people"—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.

To inspire your workers into higher levels of teamwork, there are certain things you must be, know, and, do. These do not come naturally, but are acquired through continual work and study. Superior leaders are continually working and studying to improve their leadership skills; they are not resting on their laurels.

Business leaders must make difficult decisions on a constant basis. In making decisions, leaders must always determine what is in the best interest of superiors. Discipline “in the best interests of superiors” applies to all businesses, non profit service providers, and government agencies. Having held various leadership positions in the Hospitality industry business organizations for the past 10 years, I have often been faced with deciding which service to fund, program to cut, and employees no longer add value. Absent a clear mind, no such decisions could be made correctly.

 

Leaders who look to the work environment for their deepest friendships, glory, ego boosts, and love will not deliver. The leader who can control his or her “over-solicitude” and get his or her love at home will function with a clear mind and a solid heart.

 

 

“The very essence of a leadership is that you have to have a vision. It has to be a vision that you articulate clearly and willingly on every occasion.”

 

Ramzey S. Chehab is a highly successful Operations & Training Director who had also worked in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Egypt with more than four American Restaurant Chains; he conducted several seminars about Leadership and opened several restaurants in the Middle East and North Africa Region.

He is an internationally acclaimed innovator and motivator for partnerships and quality service. He helps organizations around the world achieve superior service, increase loyalty, develop leaders, create strong partnerships and building winning teams.

Ramzey delivers high-energy keynote speeches, interactive workshops, team-building programs and culture building special events. You may reach him at any of his e-mails:  ramzey_shehab@hotmail.com ; ramzey.chehab@hotmail.com

 

 
 


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