This book proposes that the key ingredient to effective leadership is trust and that leaders must earn the trust of their colleagues to be successful. The author uses his experience as a CEO in Mexico, a low trust society, as the basis of his model of trust leadership, which incorporates empathy and servant leadership principles. This book bridges the gap of abstract leadership concepts to practical application and implementation of leadership principles. Scholars can learn from the first-hand experience of the author as CEO while leaders can become more effective by grasping the theoretical underpinnings of leadership that the author offers.
Gus Gordon is Professor of Accounting at the University of Texas at Tyler. Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Gordon co-founded a manufacturing company in Merida, Mexico that manufactures all types of garments for law enforcement agencies primarily in the U.S. and Canada.
Chapter 1: Basic Academic Theories of Leadership
Chapter 2: Leadership as it Relates to Organizational Behavior and Performance
Chapter 3: Applied Trust Leadership
Chapter 4: Guiding Organizational Culture
Chapter 5: Communication, Vision and Mission
Chapter 6: Leadership and Metrics
Chapter 7: Concluding Thoughts