Lessons from the F.B.I.

William A. Gavin, a member of the Boston College Class of 1963, has co-authored a new book that taps into expertise gained from his 28 years of investigative and executive management positions in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Through a host of real-life FBI stories, from the front lines to the back offices, Pick Up Your Own Brass: Leadership the FBI Way reveals the leadership qualities that have enabled the Bureau to successfully navigate through a century of war, espionage, organized crime, terrorism, fraud, and corruption. Gavin and his co-author Kathleen McChesney offer 50 essential leadership lessons based on challenges that they have faced over the course of their careers. Gavin, now retired from the FBI, headed the field offices in Denver, Colorado, Miami, Florida and New York City, where he had overall responsibility for the resolution of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. In addition, he served as the assistant director at FBI Headquarters where he was responsible for all internal affairs matters, the compliance audits of all FBI domestic and foreign offices and for all long range planning for the FBI.
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