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Hesselbein on Leadership

Frances Hesselbein

"Frances Hesselbein could manage any company in America."
--Peter F. Drucker, New York Times

"In this book Frances Hesselbein successfully integrates leadership with organization and society--something no one else has for far even tried to do."
--Peter F. Drucker

"Wisdom--extracted from vast experience--breathes on every page of this remarkable book. A woman for all ages and wisdom for all time."
--Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California and coauthor, Geeks and Geezers

"Frances Hesselbein is truly the consummate leadership guru of our time. She is the embodiment of what it is to be mission driven and mission focused. She is a breath of fresh air who not only wants to share her passion, but also seeks to wake up the passion in every leader."
--Hugh P. Price, president, National Urban League

"Frances Hesselbein is a national treasure, and Hesselbein of Leadership is a treasure trove of her Visionary, yet practical Wisdom."
--Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, best-selling author of Evolve! and World Class

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Book Information

Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publish Date: 03/18/2013
Pages: 176
ISBN-13: 9781118717622
ISBN-10: 1118717627
Language: English

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The woman BusinessWeek called the "grande dame of American management" shares her vision of leadership

Frances Hesselbein rose from a volunteer troop leader to become CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. During her tenure Hesselbein transformed the Girl Scouts and created one of the most vibrant and recognized organizations in the world. In the course of her brilliant career, she was recognized by Fortune magazine as the "Best Nonprofit Manager in America" and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Now, for the first time, Frances Hesselbein has collected her most incisive and stirring writings on the topic of leadership in one compelling book. The book affirms Hesselbein's specific leadership principles that will give readers the inspiration to go forth and become exemplary leaders. It is also filled with the practical knowledge readers need so they can make a difference every day. These gems of leadership wisdom include Hesselbein's thoughts on innovation, change, diversity, and what it means to be a woman leader. At the heart of the book is Hesselbein's belief that leadership is about character-a question of how to be, not how to do it. Hailed by Warren Bennis, Peter Senge, Jim Collins, Peter Drucker, and others as one of the most innovative and inspired leaders today, Frances Hesselbein gives readers a star to steer by. Hesselbein on Leadership will engage, energize, and motivate readers to do their best and be their best.

Frances Hesselbein (New York, NY) is the Chairman of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and Editor in Chief of Leader to Leader, the premier leadership journal. She is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the coeditor of numerous books on leadership including The Leader of the Future (Jossey-Bass: 0-7879-5204-4) and The Organization of the Future, The Community of the Future (Jossey-Bass: 0-7879-5203-6).

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