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You Can't Lead with Your Feet on the Desk: Building Relationships, Breaking Down Barriers, and Delivering Profits

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"You can't lead with your feet on the desk . . . or your brain on hold. Ed Fuller brings experience, intelligence, and heart to this inspiring guide to building relationships and the good things that follow when you do.?The message is delivered in an engaging style that keeps you entertained and leaves you with lasting wisdom."MICHAEL V. DRAKE, MD, Chancellor, University o

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Hardcover, 196 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by John Wiley & Sons (first published March 31st 2010)
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Badr Al Badr
This is a nice, easy to read book based on the hands on experience of seasoned international leader in the hospitality industry. The author relates some anecdotes from his past and builds a theme around them basically on the importance of understanding different cultures and investing in building and maintaining relationships. He the also attempts to draw parallels to other industries.

I have found powerful personal lessons and stories to reenforce what common sense dictates on todays leaders but
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Breia
To begin, I do not being told what to read but as a returning student in continuing education, this was on the "must read" list.

Why? Sure, it is a nice story about Fuller's career and some of his travels and experiences are interesting but I did not learn anything from this in the fashion in which I need to learn about the title of the class - Empowering Teams.
Jennifer
Easy read, but not quite what I was expecting. Majority of the anecdotes were about the author's time with Mariott. Some of the chapter topics will be elementary for those already deep in a higher education or diversity-focused environment, but will be applicable to several career fields.
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