Leadership Lessons for the 21st Century
Al Vitters has devoted his life to leading organizations, teaching leadership at every level along the way, and refining leadership theory at every turn. He is a master at bridging the gap between “Theory” and “Practice,” and this book illustrates that skill. This work will assist leaders everywhere as they face the significant challenge of developing their organizations while achieving their goals and building confidence within the members of the team. He brings meaning to organizational efforts, developing the skills and talents of team members, and infusing within the people on the team a sound basis of ethics—all while closing the gap between “Knowing” and “Doing.” Al Vitters brings all that together in a marvelous book.
—Mike Shaler, President, Steamboat Leadership Institute, Steamboat Springs, CO
As an outstanding platoon leader and company commander in combat in Vietnam, Al knows how to motivate and build high-performing teams. As a scholar, he presents this subject matter well by linking leadership theory to practice under the most stressful conditions of a battlefield.
—Chuck Gantner, former infantry platoon leader who served with the author in the Americal Division
Alan’s book is a vital source of leadership ideas that will resonate with a wide audience, from C-level to those just starting their careers.
—Paul Facella, former NY Regional VP of McDonald’s Corp.
Dr. Vitters’s writings are a straight line for me. I realized very quickly that the flow of the work, while richly researched, had a lot of common sense, or what appeared to be common sense. Actually, it represents a lifetime of paying close attention to the topic that has become his expertise.
—Ernest (Ernie) Fazio, Chairman of the Board, Long Island Metro Business Action
In life, we all travel different paths. The same is true for business. The one constant part about our path is that each of us has different skills to negotiate that path. Not surprisingly, there are plenty of books whose authors offer ideas about how to improve your chances for success. Professor and Colonel Vitters has walked many different paths and acquired substantial skills and experience along those paths. It’s an old cliché, but he has indeed “walked the talk.” Life is about making decisions and having the skills and personal motivation to make those decisions successful. There is a plethora of concepts here for one to choose and follow through with the ideas he has clearly and intelligently illustrated.
—Fred Johnson, LTC, USA (Ret.) and retired CEO of The Credit Union Executives Society
This book includes wisdom from the 20th century that is still most relevant in the 21st century.
—Barry R. McCaffrey, General USA (Ret)
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 108 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 11, 2023)
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management