Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows: Learn How to Inspire Others, Achieve Greatness, and Find Success in Any Organization | by Charles P. Garcia | 2009 | ISBN: 9780071598484. Leaders Lead through Experience and Competence

Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows: Learn How to Inspire Others, Achieve Greatness, and Find Success in Any Organization

by Charles P. Garcia
2009 (304 pages)
ISBN:9780071598484

Filled with entertaining and insightful stories gleaned from interviews with former Fellows, this fast-paced book takes you behind the scenes of every presidential administration, where America’s best and brightest learned their most valuable lessons.

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Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows—Learn How to Inspire Others, Achieve Greatness, and Find Success in Any Organization







Preface
Part I – The Program
Chapter 1 – Opening the Door to the White House

Bourbon and Branch Water
A “Rhodes Scholarship” for Public Service
Mr. Garcia Goes to Washington
Peloton One: Pedaling with the President




Chapter 2 – A Foundation for Fellowship
The Power of Mentorship
An Obligation to Succeed
Especially You Harvards…
A Billionaire Goes to the White House
Program Origins
The Plan Comes Together
Laying the Foundation
An Issue of Paternity

Chapter 3 – Connections—A Lifetime of Fellowship
They’ll Never Roam Alone
Star Power
On Good Advice From Fellow Fellows
A Stealthy Fellowship Connection
The Ultimate in Fellowship
The Fellowship Network
Success by Association
Tossing a Pebble Into the Government Pond
Everyone Wins

Part II – The Lessons
Chapter 4 – Leaders Know There’s More to Life than Work
Chapter 5 – Leaders Focus on the Mission
Chapter 6 – Leaders Have a Laserlike Focus on Their People
Chapter 7 – Leaders Root Out Prejudice in Themselves and Others
Chapter 8 – Leaders Act with Integrity
Chapter 9 – Leaders Create a Sense of Urgency
Chapter 10 – Leaders Have Passion
Chapter 11 – Leaders Are Persistent
Chapter 12 – Leaders Are Great Communicators
Chapter 13 – Leaders Ask the Tough Questions That Need to Be Asked
Chapter 14 – Leaders Take Risks
Chapter 15 – Leaders Understand That Not Every Battle Is the End of the War
Chapter 16 – Leaders Energize Their People
Chapter 17 – Leaders Are Great Listeners


Chapter 18 – Leaders Are Persuasive
Chapter 19 – Leaders Know When to Compromise and When to Stand Firm
Chapter 20 – Leaders Are Problem Solvers
Chapter 21 – Leaders Lead by Walking Around
Chapter 22 – Leaders Are Transformational Change Agents
Chapter 23 – Leaders Lead through Experience and Competence, Not through Title or Position
Part III – Becoming a White House Fellow
Chapter 24 – Becoming a Fellow

Plotting the Course to Fellowship
The Application
Narrowing The Field: The Regional Finals
An Inside Look at Selection Weekend: The National Finals
Deliberations
Welcoming Diversity
Military Fellows: Promoting Understanding




Chapter 25 – Fellows at Work
Job Placement
Now You’re Involved …
Where in the World Is Marsh Carter?
Sleepless in Uruguay
Persuasion in Paris
From Fellowship to Senate Confirmation
Dinner with a King on Air Force One
All the Comforts of Home
Just Another Day at the Office
A Fly on President Reagan’s Wall
Some Enchanted Evening
An Action-Packed Week
How About Hot Dogs?
Double Trouble
Check Your Ego at the Door
Building a Better Pentagon, One Memo at a Time
Oval Office Kudos



Chapter 26 – The Education Program
Earning a Ph.D. in Leadership
A Candid Conversation
Meeting the Press
Off the Record with the President
A Family Affair
Fellows Around the World
A Bitter Cup of Tea
From Cold War to Warmer Relations
Peeling Back the Layers in Africa
The Clean Plate Club

Appendix

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