The Samurai Leader: Winning Business Battles with the Wisdom, Honor and Courage of the Samurai Code

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"The Samurai Leader is a brilliant guide for succeeding in today's very complex business environment. Its unique vision offers both help on winning the battles a manager faces in business but also a way of being that will empower an ethical, creative and productive career." -Gordon Bethune, Chairman and CEO, Continental Airlines

In the wake of Enron and the rash of corporate scandals, ethics and integrity are two of the biggest topics in business. Can you be ethical and aggressive, honorable and accomplished? You can.

The Samurai Leader provides business managers with the lessons of courage, honor and integrity from one of the most ancient, respected and successful sources: the samurai code. The book is filled with both samurai and business stories that gives examples of samurai principles and how to apply them to business, including:

--Honor
--Courage
--Rectitude
--Loyalty
--Compassion

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What if you heard that the tools for winning business battles arenít found in any modern technology, program or seminar, but in an ancient warrior code? Sound impossible?

Itís true. The Samurai Leader is the book that has already changed the way top executives think and act, and will transform the way you do business. The result? A style that will make you both victorious and honorable, taking on challenge after challenge without fear of failure.

Bill Diffenderffer has been studying the Samurai Code for decades, using it to help lead such companies as Continental Airlines and IBM. Now, he distills this advice for you in this easy-to-read but life-altering book.

Discover:
Ç How to choose the right battles every time
Ç When to hold your ground during negotiations
Ç How true leaders build loyal teams
Ç The right way to execute change

The Samurai Leader is your guide to becoming a courageous, victorious and ethical leader, one whose success is measured not only on the business battlefields, but in the growth and loyalty of your team.
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?Bill Diffenderffer is one of the leading figures in the global travel industry. He most recently served as vice president at IBM, where he lead their strategic travel vision and provided consulting to several of the worldís leading airlines. Before that, he was a senior vice president at Continental Airlines. Bill has read extensively on Zen Buddhism, and considers himself a samurai.

About the Author:

Bill Diffenderffer is the CEO of Skybus Airlines, and is one of the leading figures in the global travel industry. Previously, he was a Vice President at IBM and a Senior Vice President at Continental Airlines. Bill lives in Columbus, Ohio, has read extensively on Zen Buddhism and strives to always act like a samurai.

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