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The Arc of Ambition - Defining the Leadership     Journey : Defining the Leadership Journey - James Champy

The Arc of Ambition - Defining the Leadership Journey

Defining the Leadership Journey


Published: 30th August 2001
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The Arc of Ambition is aimed at all those who dream of achieving greatness in any field. It is a handbook of lessons derived from the lives of great achievers past and present. The principles of this book come not from conventional psychology (clinical or theoretical) but from life experiences. They are derived from the authors long observation of ambitious people, both past and present in all walks of life.<br> The Arc of Ambition takes us on a journey through the creative process that transforms dreams into reality. Showcasing the life-changing experiences of dozens of contemporary and historical figures from the worlds of business, politics, science and the arts, The Arc of Ambition is an inspirational and practical guide to harnessing your ambition in order to live up to your highest potential and leave a legacy of accomplishment.

"Champy takes us on a marvellous wander through history andcontemporary life...This is fascinating stuff. This isentertainment that different people will take different lessonsfrom." (Computing, 23rd February 2001)

"A practical study of achievement." (People Management, March2001)

"I can recommend The Arc of Ambition..... There is something foreverything in the work and this helps to make the book a highlyentertaining read." (Pipeline, May 2001)

"Few will fail to find something of value in this very readablebook." (Supply Management, 10th May 2001)

"In a market saturated with leadership books Mr Champy and MrNohria have taken a new tack, choosing to examine the motivation ofpeople who have a desire to lead. Mr Champy says the arc is anideal model because it recognises that careers will peak at somepoint, then fall back." (Financial Times, 13th June 2001)

Without ambition, no conquests are made, no lands discovered, no businesses created.

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.

It takes a strong character and a lot of willpower to hold onto a dream under adverse circumstances.

Opportunity knocks with all the temerity of a brown trout hiding in an overfished stream.

History is a long list of warnings about the folly of overreaching.

Greatness must be driven by a purpose beyond money.

Compromise is bad for ambition.

Power comes from other people.

Reinvention is the key to longevity.

The dead can't lead the living.

ISBN: 9780471530206
ISBN-10: 0471530204
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 30th August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.79 x 13.56  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1