Finding Your True North: A Personal Guide

Finding Your True North: A Personal Guide

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By (author) Bill George, By (author) Andrew McLean, By (author) Nick Craig

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  • Publisher: Jossey Bass Wiley
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 234mm x 18mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470261366
  • ISBN 13: 9780470261361
  • Sales rank: 68,447

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Based on Bill George's bestselling book True North, this personal guide offers leaders a comprehensive method for identifying their unique "True North." The book offers methods for personal reflection and includes targeted exercises that help leaders hone in on the purpose of their leadership and developing their authentic leadership skills.

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Bill George is professor of management practice at the Harvard Business School and former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, the world's leading medical technology company. He is the author of the Business Week bestselling books Authentic Leadership and True North. Andrew McLean , PhD, has coauthored case studies and articles with Bill George and was the research director for True North. He brings his experience developing higher education programs based on the True North approach. Nick Craig offers expertise in developing and delivering the True North approach with Fortune 500 corporate leadership programs and in his work coaching executives with the Distributed Leadership Model at MIT Sloan School.

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Your Personal Guide for Finding Your True NorthBased on Bill George's bestselling book True North, this personal guide offers leaders a comprehensive approach for identifying their unique "True North." The book describes methods for personal reflection and includes targeted exercises that help leaders hone in on the purpose of their leadership and in developing their authentic leadership skills.Praise for "Finding Your True North""True North (is) one of the most important books on leadership to come along in years, because it is based on so much up-close-and-personal observation." --"New York Times""True North debunks the myth of the superhero top executive ... 125 executives talk about their failures and personal tragedies, and how these setbacks shaped them as leaders." --"Wall Street Journal""On leadership, Bill George knows what he is talking about. He is (one of) the most respected business leaders around." --Charlie Rose on "Charlie Rose Show""In True North, Bill George once again provides a road map for leadership in the 21st Century. The best people will follow only authenticity." --Jeff Immelt, CEO, General Electric"Bill George reminds us that compassion and understanding are as important qualities for business leaders as dedication and resolve." --President Jimmy Carter

Table of contents

Preface: Why a Personal Guide to True North? Introduction: Why Authentic Leadership Development? PART ONE: EXAMINE YOUR LEADERSHIP JOURNEY. 1. What Is Your Life Story? 2. Why Leaders Lose Their Way. 3. Leadership Development in the Crucible. PART TWO: DISCOVER YOUR AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP. 4. Build Your Self-Awareness. 5. Live Your Values. 6. Find the Sweet Spot of Your Motivated Capabilities. 7. Build Your Support Team. 8. Integrate Your Life. PART THREE: PUT YOUR AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP INTO ACTION. 9. Lead with Purpose. 10. Empower Others to Lead. 11. Optimize Your Leadership Effectiveness. 12. Create Your Personal Leadership Development Plan. Afterword. Appendices. A. Other Ways to Use This Guide. B. Form a Leadership Discussion Group. C. Course Syllabus for Authentic Leadership Development. About the Authors.