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Common Sense Leadership by Karl Horst with Tom McQueen

Common Sense Leadership

by Karl Horst with Tom McQueen

Pages: 60

Dimensions: 6 x 9

  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS - Leadership
  • SELF-HELP - Personal Growth - Success

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781498493550

Price : $9.99


I first met Major General Karl Horst on a leadership tour of United States Central Command (CENTCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base, one of the most important military installations in the world.
As CEO of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning I was privileged to be in this group and honored when the General invited me to tour his office.  I discovered that General Horst was a big hockey fan growing up, playing on frozen ponds in Wenatchee, Washington.  Our connection was immediate, and my admiration for him strong.
Our friendship developed by attending Lightning games, joint service in community projects, and more visits to his headquarters. On one occasion the General showed me a series of photos of he and President Obama visiting a 21-year old Medal of Honor recipient’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery, and placement by the President of an honorary Presidential coin there.  When the President left, Karl returned to the soldier’s grave and retrieved that coin. After months of searching, Karl was able to locate the mother of the fallen soldier and personally deliver the coin to her.
In sharing that story with me, a tear came to the General’s eye. It was an awesome moment to see that after more than 30 years in the military, this humble leader never forgot the true mission of service and the ultimate sacrifice made by the men and women of our Armed Forces. I came to know the General as an inspirational man who symbolizes all that is great about our nation. 
In Common Sense Leadership, General Horst provides invaluable insights as to what constitutes effective leadership.  Use this book to change your life, improve your people, and accomplish your business mission.  God Bless you, General Horst.

Tod Leiweke
Chief Operating Officer
National Football League
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