I can't help it, I watch leaders. I am addicted to it. Leadership is my specialty, career, even, hobby-I watch leaders to observe what they do, and understand what makes a great leader. Wherever I go and whatever I do, I observe leaders leading. In my mind I dissect how they are leading and contemplate how they can be even better. The Cheeseburger Theory and other leadership observations is a collection of Dr. Tommy Weir's observations. They range from interactions in the boardroom, conversations in the passageway, even sitting in a restaurant watching how the manager leads his team. This book brings together a collection of fresh and practical observations. Dr. Weir is a leadership scholar holding a doctorate in strategic leadership from Regent University. However, he considers his observations and personal experiences in the real world of business to be the true source of the innovative ideas and creative solutions he presents in The Cheeseburger Theory and other leadership observations. Dr. Weir has spent his professional life working with leaders. He has advised countless CEOs and business leaders. People want to hear what he has to say, as a sought-after speaker on global leadership issues noted for his perception and innovative presentation. This book collects many of his insights and presents them in an engrossing series of "to the point" articles. Each article was originally published in The National (the Arab world's New York Times), where Dr. Weir is the leadership columnist, or in Gulf Business, where his articles appear monthly. Thanks to The National and Gulf Business, Dr. Weir has been able to share his insights with leaders all over the world. And with the publication of The Cheeseburger Theory and Other Leadership Observations anyone is able to gain access to these powerful ideas. The articles cover topics ranging from motivating a team to doing business in crazy economic times to stop losing money on e-mail, and where does innovation come from. Each offers specific advice that will be useful now and ten years from now. Often Dr. Weir suggests that someone with a problem might find a solution by turning a problem on its head or by looking at it from a radically different point of view. Specific examples abound in this easy to understand collection. Dr. Weir's conclusions are built on his close observation of active leadership, drawn from his work with some of the world's greatest leaders. He offers insightful ideas on the ways these inventive leaders have found success. These fast-moving essays can be sampled in any order a reader finds useful, while on a plane or between appointments. Yet together they form an informative investigation of the art and science of leadership. His favorite columns about solutions to perplexing management problems became many of the essays collected in this book. Others offer a strong sense of the places he has been and the people he has known. Each essay holds an enduring value that will reward rereading. Each article is beautifully written and rigorously thought out but never stiff or formal. The ideas in this book are presented just as they were originally written, for practical business reading without fuss or academic elaboration. Enjoy these quick-to-read observations, but pay attention. They will make you think again about everything you have always accepted as true.
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