Letters from Leaders: Personal Advice for Tomorrow's Leaders from the World's Most Influential

Letters from Leaders: Personal Advice for Tomorrow's Leaders from the World's Most Influential

by Henry Dormann


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Possibly no one on Earth personally knows as many people at the helms of nations, businesses, religions, charitable organizations, and institutes of learning as Henry O. Dormann—founder, chairman, and editor-in-chief of LEADERS magazine, whose circulation is limited to such leading figures. Here, he brings together the first-ever exclusive collection of wisdom and inspiration addressed to young people from the world’s most influential people—advice on leadership, goal achievement, public service, and life journeys. Letters from Leaders is a beautifully designed book comprising nearly eighty letters from those who have done so much to shape our world today—from Muhammad Ali to four U.S. Presidents, Mikhail Gorbachev, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and King Abdullah II of Jordan, and the Dalai Lama; from Cathie Black to T. Boone Pickens, Muriel Siebert, and Donald Trump. The letters, some as facsimile reproductions of handwritten originals, are each introduced with a biographical note by Dormann. As put so aptly by Dormann in his introduction, “All kings and queens, presidents, Nobel Laureates, chairmen and chairwomen, CE's, and world leaders have one thing in common: They want what they have achieved to be useful and to be handed over to a younger generation. . . . The leaders in these pages have ‘lived’ and now offer their experiences as a treasure to ambitious and open minds—those who want to be something in life.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599215013
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/22/2009
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 470,533
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Henry O. Dormann is the founder, Chairman, and Editor-in-chief of LEADERS magazine. There is possibly no one on Earth who personally knows as many of the world's leaders in government, business, labor, art, and education as Mr. Dormann. Much of his work as chairman and editor-in-chief of LEADERS Magazine involves traveling around the world to meet and talk with these extraordinary people. He was founder and the first executive director of the Library of Presidential Papers. He has served as president of the United States Technical Developments Company, a division of U.S. Banknote Corporation; chairman of the board of the National Enquirer, the largest circulated newspaper in the United States; president and editor-in-chief of SIPA News Service; president and editor-in-chief of Holiday magazine; chairman of the Haitian Development Corporation; chairman of Sabador, Inc., Liberia; chairman of the New York Assembly Council on Economic Development; chairman of the International Board of Industrial Advisors; and chairman and editor-in-chief of LEADERS magazine. LEADERS Magazine is published quarterly and circulated to distinguished leaders of the world. Circulation is strictly limited. To receive LEADERS Magazine, one must be the leader of a nation, an international company, a world religion, an international institute of learning, or an international labor organization; or a chief financial officer, a major investor on behalf of labor or corporate pension funds, a chief information officer, a Nobel laureate, or a leader in science or the arts.

Table of Contents

Contents The Road to Success Introduction Leading Off With “The Greatest”1) Muhammad Ali—former Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World: The Greater the Obstacle, The More Glorious the Moment of Success Letters and Numbers 2) Sumner Redstone—Chairman, Viacom: The Three C’s3) John Teets—Former Chairman, Dial Corporation: P.M.A.4) Muriel “Mickie” Siebert—Founder, Chairwoman & Chief Executive Officer, Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc.: The First Woman of Finance’s Top Ten5) Jean-Pierre Garnier—CEO, GlaxoSmithKline: Eight Keys to the Good Life6) 'swald Gruebel—Former CEO, Credit Suisse Group: 75% About the Future7) James D. Robinson, III—General Partner, RRE Ventures: Leadership, One through Ten8) Elias Zerhouni, M.D.—Director, National Institutes of Health: The 50/50 Rules9) Cathie Black—President, Hearst Magazines: Live a 360-degree Life10) Howard J. Rubenstein—President, Rubenstein Associates, Inc.: A Framework11) Joseph H. Flom—Senior Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom: No Magic Formula Presidential Advice 12) Gerald R. Ford—38th President of the United States: Opponents, Not Enemies13) Jimmy Carter—39th President of the United States: Expand Your Hearts and Minds14) George H.W. Bush—41st President of the United States: The 41st President’s Top Ten List15) George W. Bush—43rd President of the United States: Say What You Believe and Stand By It A Global Summit 16) King Abdullah, II—King of Jordan: Provide Leadership Through Courage 17) The Dalai Lama: Love and Compassion18) Mikhail Gorbachev—Former President, U.S.S.R., President of Green Cross International: All People Are Brethren19) Vladimir Putin—Former President, Current Prime Minister, Russia: Diligence Is the Mother of Success 20) Nursultan Nazarbayev—President of Kazakhstan: Did I Live This Day Right? 21) Lee Hsien Loong—Prime Minister, Singapore: To Build a Country From Scratch 22) Mohammed Mahathir—Former Prime Minister, Malaysia: It’s Worth Trying 23) Roh Tae Woo—Former President, Republic of Korea: Audaciously Realize Formulated Decisions Globalization 24) G. Allen Andreas—Former Chairman & CEO, ADM: The Greatest Education Possible 25) Lee Kuan Yew—Senior Minister, Singapore: The Opportunities of Globalization 26) Donald Trump—Chairman, President, & CEO, Trump Organization: The World Is a Big Place 27) Richard S. Fuld—Chairman & CEO, Lehman Brothers: Connect the Dots Claiming Your Place In the World 28) Lord E. John P. Browne—Former Group CEO, British Petroleum: Build a Strong Core 29) Tony Hall—CEO, Royal Opera House, London: Many Different Roles 30) Thomas Hoving—Former Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Everybody Wants You 31) David Keough—Chairman of the Board, Allen & Company: A Little Decision 32) David Rockefeller, Jr.—Member of the Board, Rockefeller Financial Services: Dig In 33) David Tang—Chairman, D.W.C. Tang Development: A King in Every Job 34) James Tisch—President & CEO, Loews Corporation: Go Against the Grain Passion and Job Satisfaction 35) John F. Welch—Former CEO, General Electric: Something That Really Turns Your Crank 36) Maurice (Hank) Greenberg—Chairman & CEO, C.V. Starr & Co.: Passion 37) Joseph R. Gromek—President & CEO, Warnaco Company: The First Place to Start Focus/Dedication 38) Henry Kaufman—President, Henry Kaufman Company: Persistence 39) Gary Mirabelle—Sculptor, Stricoff Gallery: Absurdly Dedicated 40) Ray Kelly—Commissioner, NYPD: Devote Yourself Totally 41) Leon Lederman—Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics 1988, Director Emeritus, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory: Total Obsessive Dedication 42) Dean Kamen—President, DEKA Research: You Make the Choice 43) Richard LeFrak—President & CEO, LeFrak Organization: For Lack of an Epiphany Renaissance People 44) Giampiero Bodino—Creative Director, Richemont S.A.: Be Generous With Your Creativity 45) John Brennan—Chairman & CEO, Vanguard Group: Values Match and Adventurousness 46) Jeremy Isaacs—CEO, Lehman Brothers Europe & Asia: A Virtual Helicopter View 47) Stephan Rojahn—Chairman of the Board of Management, Dürr Group: Ask for Greater Responsibilities 48) Doreen Toben—EVP & CFO, Verizon Communications Inc.: Broaden Your Outlook Mentors and Role Models 49) Dr. Josef Ackerman—Chairman of Deutsche Bank: Stay Focused 50) Robert Keith Gray—Chairman, Gray & Company II: Your Mother’s Expectations 51) Jurgen Hambrecht—Chairman of the Board of Directors, BASF: Somebody to Help 52) Stephen Joel Trachtenberg—President Emeritus, George Washington University: Integrity, Bred in the Bone 53) Warren Washington—Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research: Read About the Lives of Great Contributors Working with Others 54) Kathryn Wylde—President & CEO, New York City Partnership: Partnerships that Change the World 55) James Turley—Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young LLP: Integrity, Respect, and Teaming 56) Li Ka-shing—Chairman, Cheung Kong Holdings: Fairness 57) Charles Holliday—Chairman & CEO, DuPont: Not a Beauty Contest 58) Maria Razumich-Zec—Regional Vice President and General Manager, The Peninsula Hotels: Your Reputation and Integrity are Everything 59) Farooq Kathwari—Chairman, President & CEO, Ethan Allen: Shape the Debate 60) Dr. Bernd Pischetsrieder—Former Chairman, Volkswagen: Listen Up! 61) Shelly Lazarus—Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide: “I’d Rather Ask For Forgiveness Than Permission.” 62) Sanford I. Weil—Chairman Emeritus, Citigroup Inc., New York: Surface That Mistake 63) Beth Brooke—Global Vice Chair, Ernst & Young: Use Your Platform Working for Others 64) His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej—King of Thailand: The Pure Soul65) Ambassador William Holbrooke—Vice Chairman, Perseus: To Public Service 66) John D. Negroponte—Undersecretary of State, United States of America: A Life in Public Service 67) Diana DeGette—Member of Congress: The Benefit of Changing Lives Optimism/Overcoming Challenges 68) Vahid Alaghband—Chairman, Balli Klockner: Look for That Silver Lining 69) T. Boone Pickens—Chairman, BP Capital: To Be Up Against the Wall 70) Peter Peterson—Chairman, Blackstone Group: An Exuberant Confidence in the Future 71) Marie McKee—President & Chief Executive Officer, Steuben Glass: When a Door Closes, Another Opens Wisdom Inherited 72) Dr. Anton Rupert—Founder, Rembrandt Group: Proverbs 73) Gerhard Schroder—Former Chancellor, The Federal Republic of Germany: The Categorical Imperative 74) Leo Hindrey, Jr.—Managing Partner, InterMedia Partners: Meteors Who Light Our world 75) Leslie E. Bains—Vice Chairman Modern Bank, N.A.: A Why to Live 76) Jean Afterman—Vice President and Assistant General ManagerNew York Yankees: The Final Forming of Your Character To Be or Not To Be 77) Walter Cronkite— Journalist: Be Prepared 78) William Harrison—Former Chairman & CEO, J.P. MorganChase & Co.: Be a Leader A Final Note on Real Success 79) Theodore Forstmann—General Partner, Forstmann Little & Company: Real Wealth Is Not Physical Acknowledgments

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