Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Updated 12-26-2012 | Posted 12-25-2012 Print

Boot camps are all the rage these days. In fact, the American College of Sports Medicine has listed these military-themed physical training sessions as one of today’s top fitness trends. So, if this approach gets people in shape, why not use it for developing your CIO leadership potential? With this in mind, the American Management Association has come out with a book, AMA Business Boot Camp: Management and Leadership Fundamentals That Will See You Successfully Through Your Career (Amacom/Available in January). Edited by AMA International CEO Edward T. Reilly, the book covers the range of tasks, competencies and responsibilities required to steer your IT department to organizational success. The following 10 must do’s are taken from a section on honing up critical leadership traits. The AMA specializes in talent development through classroom sessions, online seminars, webinars, podcasts and other programs.


2. Taking Charge
You seek tough jobs and take full responsibility for the outcomes–regardless of how they turn out.

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