True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership
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Bill George has updated his seminal book on Leadership, True North, with new interviews and a revisit to the leaders in the original edition. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
True North: Discover your Authentic Leadership by Bill George with Peter Sims, Jossey Bass Publisher, 240 Pages, $27. 95 Hardcover, March 2007, ISBN 0787987514 Bill George is one of the people I would love to sit down with and drink a beer. His previous book, Authentic Leadership, was a strong seller and a strong book on the whole. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Below you'll find the list of our top 25 bestsellers for 2007. Congratulations and thanks to everyone on the list! The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything by Stephen M. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Seeing old friends during the holiday season always seems to encourage some reflecting. One thing that I personally thought about were the friends that no longer live close to me anymore. This past year, I made my usual pilgrimage to Hoboken, New Jersey where they moved to. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
"The National Leadership Index 2010, compiled by the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, showed that American's confidence in their leaders was 'significantly below average' for a third year in a row. " From Values to Action, page 3. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Below are our 2008 Best Sellers (links open in new windows/tabs) 1. How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything. . READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Yesterday morning, our del. icio. us links featured The New York Times' review of True North. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
It's interesting how many inquiries we receive regarding "CEO" books. Not from customers, but from the media. There seems to be a fascination with the stories of heroic or villainous business gurus. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
We were overjoyed to have Peter Sims in town earlier this week for our LeaveSmarter* series. We first became aware of Peter when he coauthored True North with Bill George, which was a favorite of ours when it came out, and one of our bestsellers in 2007 and 2008 (and, coincidentally, Bill was in town to speak about True North at a previous LeaveSmarter event). So, we were really excited when we saw Mr. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
In today's installment of past articles from In the Books, we have something from Robert Morris—an independent management consultant and one of the most knowledgeable business book reviewers in the country. In the essay below, he discusses the best leadership books of 2008. ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ Real-World Lessons in Leadership BY ROBERT MORRIS The authors of the best leadership books published in 2008 draw heavily upon a wealth of real-world information, both their own and others’, notably corporate executives and leaders in other fields. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Hidden inside Fortune's 2008 Investor's Guide is a one page article titled "The Three Minute Manager: Lessons In Leadership. " They interview Bill George (True North), Noel Tichy (Judgment) and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld (Firing Back) and each was asked questions around the problem: "What do you do if you discover a huge loss at your company? " There is no link on the Fortune's site to the piece, so I can only give you the choicest words from each authority: Sonnenfeld on your first move: "First you want to figure out the entirety of the problem so you don't lose credibility coming out with more and more bad news. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
- 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.