Thousands of books on leadership have been written, but Bold Leadership
is different because it teaches you how to quit thinking of leadership as just a ‘position.’ Begin leading dynamically by encouraging others and constantly learning. Find the courage to stop being too busy for relationships and enthusiasm. Bold Leadership
is not about commanding and controlling – it is a human process, and the payoff can be enormous. Author Jim Tompkins outlines his case for inspirational leadership, advises how to define the core competencies of your organization, and gives you the tools to respond to the boundless changes that seem the norm in our lives.
He also provides illuminating self-appraisals and current case studies about organizations like Google, Wal-Mart and IBM. Also included is a valuable and thorough assessment tool Jim gives to his own clients. Use it to take critical actions in all parts of your organization that will make or keep your business resilient.
The world has become a global village, and technology has made next-door neighbors of us all. We must keep up at an astonishing pace. Bold Leadership is the answer to this challenge, and it can forever change the way you operate within your organization and help you inspire others to achieve extraordinary success.
About the Author: Dr. James A. Tompkins is an international authority on supply chain strategy, focusing on implementation of end-to-end supply chains that are demand driven. As the founder and CEO of Tompkins International, he provides leadership for Tompkins globally.
His 35-plus years as CEO of a consulting / integration firm and his focus on helping companies achieve profitable growth give him an insider’s view into what makes great companies even better. As a high-level business and supply chain strategy advisor, his unique perspective prepares corporations and executives for the future.
To share his knowledge and provide up-to-date information on supply chain and business trends, he developed his blog
and the Global Supply Chain Podcast
. Jim is also a thought leader, sharing insights on business strategy through his “Business at a Crossroads” and “The Amazon Effect” presentations.
He has written or contributed to more than 30 books, including Caught Between the Tiger and the Dragon, Bold Leadership, Logistics and Manufacturing Outsourcing, The Supply Chain Handbook, No Boundaries and Facilities Planning. Jim has been quoted in hundreds of business and industry magazines such as The Journal of Commerce, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, and FORTUNE, and he has spoken at thousands of international engagements.
Jim has served as President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the Materials Management Society, and the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education, and Purdue has named him a Distinguished Engineering Alum. He has also received more than 50 awards for his service to his profession.
Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1969, his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1970 and his Ph.D. in 1972, all from Purdue University.
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