📒 True North by Bill George

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 0470893958
Copyright Year : 2010-06-10
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True North shows how anyone who follows their internal compass can become an authentic leader. This leadership tour de force is based on research and first-person interviews with 125 of today’s top leaders—with some surprising results. In this important book, acclaimed former Medtronic CEO Bill George and coauthor Peter Sims share the wisdom of these outstanding leaders and describe how you can develop as an authentic leader. True North presents a concrete and comprehensive program for leadership success and shows how to create your own Personal Leadership Development Plan centered on five key areas: Knowing your authentic self Defining your values and leadership principles Understanding your motivations Building your support team Staying grounded by integrating all aspects of your life True North offers an opportunity for anyone to transform their leadership path and become the authentic leader they were born to be. Personal, original, and illuminating stories from Warren Bennis, Sir Adrian Cadbury, George Shultz (former U.S. secretary of state), Charles Schwab, John Whitehead (Cochairman, Goldman Sachs), Anne Mulcahy (CEO, Xerox), Howard Schultz (CEO, Starbucks), Dan Vasella (CEO, Novartis), John Brennan (Chairman, Vanguard), Carol Tome (CFO, Home Depot), Donna Dubinsky (CEO/cofounder, Palm), Alan Horn (President, Warner Brothers), Ann Moore (CEO, Time, Inc.) and many others illustrate the transitions that shape the type of leaders who will thrive in the 21st century. Bill George (Cambridge, MA) has spent over 30 years in executive leadership positions at Litton, Honeywell, and Medtronic. As CEO of Medtronic, he built the company into the world’s leading medical technology company as its market capitalization increased from $1.1 billion to $60 billion. Since 2004, he has been a professor at the Harvard Business School. His 2004 book Authentic Leadership (0-7879-7528-1) was a BusinessWeek bestseller. Peter Sims (San Francisco, CA) established “Leadership Perspectives,” a course on leadership development at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and cofounded the London office of Summit Partners, a leading investment firm. Their Web site is www.truenorthleaders.com.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 1118039548
Copyright Year : 2011-01-07
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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 9781119082941
Copyright Year : 2015-08-10
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Revised edition of the author's Finding your true north, 2008.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 9781119103554
Copyright Year : 2015-08-10
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Based on the bestselling book True North, this guide enables leaders to identify their own unique "True North" through reflection and exercises that target the purpose of their leadership and help them develop authentic leadership skills. It will expand on and delve deeper into the exercises from True North and include illustrative stories and newly contributed perspectives from other leaders. This revision will: broaden the target audience beyond the C-suite to middle managers and those from their mid-20's with minimal leadership experience. incorporate lessons learned from of the last seven years of teaching True North Authentic Leadership programs to: Harvard Business School 2nd year MBA's Over 6000 senior executives in custom programs delivered by the Authentic Leadership Institute at companies like GE & Unilever, as well as Harvard Business School Executive Education programs.

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📒 True North Groups by Bill George

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN_10 : 9781609940096
Copyright Year : 2011-09-01
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The challenges we face these days are so great that we cannot rely entirely on ourselves, our communities, or our organizations to support us and help us stay on track. We need a small group of people with whom we can have in-depth discussions and share intimately about the most important things in our lives—our happiness and sadness, our hopes and fears, our beliefs and convictions. For the past thirty-five years, Bill George and Doug Baker have found the answer in what they call True North Groups. “At various times,” George and Baker write, “a True North Group will function as a nurturer, a grounding rod, a truth teller, and a mirror. At other times the group functions as a challenger or an inspirer. When people are wracked with self-doubts, it helps build their courage and ability to cope.” Drawing on recent research in psychology and sociology, George and Baker explain why True North Groups are so critical to helping us develop the self-awareness, compassion, emotional intelligence, and authenticity required to be inspired human beings and inspiring leaders. They cover every detail from choosing members, establishing norms, and dealing with conflicts to evaluating progress and deciding when it’s time to restructure. True North Groups provides a wealth of practical resources, including suggested topics for the first twelve meetings, advice on facilitating groups, techniques to evaluate group satisfaction, and much more. For the millions of people who are searching for greater meaning and intimacy in their lives, this book will help them to grow as leaders and as people—and to stay on course to their True North.

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📒 Authentic Leadership by Bill George

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 0787972495
Copyright Year : 2003-10-27
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In the wake of continuing corporate scandals there have been few,if any, CEOs that have stepped forward as models of "doing thingsright"—except the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, BillGeorge. George has become the unofficial spokesperson forresponsible leadership—in business, the media, and academia. In Authentic Leadership Bill George makes the case thatwe do need new leaders, not just new laws, to bring us out of thecurrent corporate crisis. He persuasively demonstrates thatauthentic leaders of mission-driven companies will create fargreater shareholder value than financially oriented companies.During George's twelve-year leadership at Medtronic, the company'smarket capitalization soared from $1.1 billion to $460 billion,averaging 35% per year. George candidly recounts many of the toughest challenges heencountered -- from ethical dilemmas and battles with the FDA tohis own development as a leader. He shows how to develop the fiveessential dimensions of authentic leaders—purpose, values,heart, relationships, and self-discipline. Authentic Leadershipoffers inspiring lessons to all who want to lead with heart andwith compassion for those they serve. Bill George helps readers answer vital questions such as: Whatshould I do when my personal values conflict with company businessvalues? How do I make trade-offs between the needs of my customers,my employees, and my company's shareholders? Do I really want todevote my talents to business? Authentic Leadership providesa tested guide for character-based leaders and all those who have astake in the integrity and success of our corporations.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 9780470531877
Copyright Year : 2009-08-24
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One of the country's most trusted leaders offers time-tested and real world advice for leading in economic hard times From business giant Bill George, the acclaimed author of Wall Street Journal's bestseller True North, comes the just-in-time guide for anyone in a leadership position facing today's unprecedented economic challenges. The former CEO of Medtronic draws from his own in-the-trenches experience and lessons from leaders (representing an array of companies) who have weathered tough economic storms. With straight talk and clear directions, George shows leaders specifically what they must do to become strong leaders and survive any crisis. His seven lessons include: Face Reality, Starting with Yourself; Never Waste a Good Crisis; and Be Aggressive: This is Your Best Chance to Win in the Market. Seven Lesson for Leading in Crisis is a survival kit for anyone in a leadership position. A concise handbook for applying proven leadership lessons in tough times Written by Bill George one of America's most trusted business leaders and author of True North and Authentic Leadership Offers realistic actions leaders can take to put their companies on the right long-term path Seven Lesson for Leading in Crisis gives leaders a solid strategy for staying the course.

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📒 Finding True North by Michael Henderson

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Harpercollins Australia
ISBN_10 : 1869504720
Copyright Year : 2004-02-01
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Designed to help individuals to define their personal values and integrate them successfully into their daily life.

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📒 True North by Gary Heim

Genre : Religion
Publisher : Kregel Publications
ISBN_10 : 9780825489372
Copyright Year : 2011-09-20
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Every day we face some kind of frustration: flat tires, flooded basements, wounding words, a broken body, a troubled marriage—trouble comes in all shapes and sizes and can happen when we least expect it. While everyone struggles, few people have learned to struggle well. But it’s not impossible! Frustrations arise when we look to people and things of this world to fill our desires, rather than to the only One who can really satisfy us. True North offers a unique, biblical paradigm that gives understanding and help to turn to God in the frustrations of life. Frustration often causes us to “go south” and react in the flesh. We grumble and grasp. God calls us to “go north” and respond to hardship with wisdom and redemptive love. Combining biblical insight with personal stories, practical help, and compelling examples, authors Gary and Lisa Heim encourage readers to turn from self-centered grumbling and grasping to Christ-centered gratitude and giving. As they read stories of hardships and trials, successes and profits, readers will see how frustrations can actually help them grow in their personal lives, in their marriages, in their parenting, and in their ministries. Believing that learning to live for God through all of life’s frustration is an intentional activity for every day, the Heims also provide discussion questions at the end of each chapter to help readers apply biblical truths to situations where frustrations loom. Perfect for use in ministry settings or as a handbook for personal growth, Truth North shows readers how to embark on the life-giving adventure of walking with God.

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Genre : Self-Help
Publisher : Harmony
ISBN_10 : 0307453138
Copyright Year : 2008-06-03
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New York Times bestselling author and Life Designs, Inc. creator Martha Beck shares her step-by-step program that will guide you to fulfill your own potential and create a joyful life. In this book, you'll start by learning how to read the internal compasses already built into your brain and body--and why you may have spent your life ignoring their signals. As you become reacquainted with your own deepest desires, you'll identify and repair any unconscious beliefs or unhealed emotional wounds that may be blocking your progress. This will change your life, but don't worry--although every life is unique, major transformations have common elements, and Beck provides a map that will guide you through your own life changes. You'll learn how to navigate every stage, from the first flickering appearance of a new dream to the planning and implementation of your own ideal life. Based on Dr. Beck's work as a Harvard-trained sociologist, research associate at Harvard Business School, instructor at Thunderbird Business School, and especially on her experiences with her clients over the last six years, Finding Your Own North Star offers thoroughly tested case studies, questionnaires, and exercises to help you articulate your core desires and act on them to build a more satisfying life. “Explorers depend on the North Star when there are no other landmarks in sight. The same relationship exists between you and your right life, the ultimate realization of your potential for happiness. I believe that a knowledge of that perfect life sits inside you just as the North Star sits in its unaltering spot.” -- Martha Beck

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