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Leadership Lessons From The Cherokee Nation

[ 0 ] Mar. 15, 2013 | SBO Editor

Every now and then a book comes along that you don’t just read–you save it to re-read it. These are the books that matter. Principal Chief Chad “Corntassel” Smith has written such a book: Leadership Lessons From The Cherokee Nation: Learn from All I Observe is a soulful, no-nonsense and inspiring book that prompts us to reflect on questions such as: what does leadership mean? what is stopping us from making the changes our business needs to thrive? how do I pave the way to success for my organization and for myself?

Chief Smith, the former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, was instrumental in turning his 300,000-strong nation from an organization in turmoil into a functional and healthy entity.

The model he used to achieve this success is based on a traditional Cherokee prayer that encourages learning from different perspectives as the sun moves across the sky from sunrise to sunset.

As a result of these lessons, between 1999 and 2011, the Cherokee Nation:

~increased the number of jobs created from 2800 to 8500

~grew their healthcare system from $18 million of services to $310 million

~increased assets from $150 million to $1.2 billion

Learn more about this wonderful $22 hardcover book, published by McGraw-Hill Professional, by visiting http://www.mhprofessional.com or http://www.chadsmith.com

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