How Exceptional CEOs and Presidents Make a Difference by Building People
by Bette Price & George Ritscheske
Dearborn Financial Publishing, Chicago
Excerpted from the dustjacket:
True leaders operate from a set of core values that allow them to recognize
that while financial performance is expected, profit alone is not enough.
They put profit into a long-term perspective rather than focusing on the
short-term financial kill. They place an intrinsic value on their employees
and believe people are their greatest asset. They know that without valuing
their employees, their positions of power are limited.
Drawing on interviews with over 25 CEOs and presidents of winning companies,
Bette Price and George Ritscheske outline ten leadership characteristics
that anyone can adopt to build a company's people and profits. The true
leaders profiled include:
- Len Roberts of Radio Shack
- Irv Hockaday of Hallmark Cards
- James Copeland of Deloitte & Touche
- Linda Huett of Weight Watchers
Through these interviews and analyses, True Leaders provides
managers with a model for defining success as a leader, a gauge for assessing
their own leadership development, and examples of how to simultaneously
make a difference and boost the bottom line.
Bette Price is a nationally recognized speaker and consultant,
and is president of The Price Group, an organization dedicated to assessing
and developing strategic planning, leadership, and performance issues.
She is certified in the science of how and why people perform in their
business environments. Price is a former television and newspaper journalist,
and she is an active member of the National Speakers Association and the
Institute of Management Consultants.
George Ritscheske is president and CEO of CoachWorks Leadership
Group and HR Partners, and specializes in leadership development and leadership
team effectiveness. He earned a BA in Economics at Dartmouth College and
an MBA in Organizational Development at the University of Michigan. He
is an active member of the National Speakers Association and the International