Advice from the Presidents: The Student's Guide to Reaching the Top in Business and Politics, 1st Edition

  • G. Scott Thomas
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  • ISBN-10: 0313356637
  • ISBN-13: 9780313356636
  • DDC: 658.4
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 236 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released April 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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The same skills and strategies can propel an aspiring executive to the top of any organization, be it the Podunk High School Student Council, the Acme Xylophone Corporation, or the government of the United States of America. The student council president may be an unpaid volunteer, and the Acme CEO may bark out orders in an office that is rectangular, not oval. But the paths that lead to those positions are remarkably similar to the trail that ends so gloriously at the front door of the White House. Author G. Scott Thomas spent two years examining the lives of nearly two hundred presidential candidates—winners and losers, the famous and the obscure—with an eye for the tactics and qualities that served their careers well or damaged them beyond repair. He has distilled their experiences into a comprehensive guide to success, Advice from the Presidents.


"Highly recommended for high school and public libraries." --Doug's Student Reference Room, January 2009

— Doug's Student Reference Room

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Cast of Candidates.
1: Deciding.
2: Developing.
3: Polishing.
4: Organizing.
5: Controlling.
6: Maneuvering.
7: Succeeding.
About the Author.