Get Your Act Together

Abrashoff, Michael
March 2005
Leadership Excellence;Mar2005, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p3
The article focuses on the examples of real leaders and their superior leadership skills. The author's new book, "Get Your Ship Together," recounts the experiences of these remarkable people. Among those leaders is Roger Valine, chief executive officer of Vision Service Plan, the biggest provider of eye-care benefit plan in the U.S. Valine comes by his style naturally, being the son of collaborative people who treated others with respect. He gives a great deal, but he also demands a great deal. New hires receive written objectives, plus all the resources needed to carry them out. Roger often asks his executive team how his policies might affect people.


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