Authentic Leadership : Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value
"Authentic Leadership" offers inspiring lessons to all who want to lead with heart and with compassion for those they serve. Bill George helps readers answer vital questions such as: What should I do when my personal values conflict with company business values? How do I make trade-offs between the needs of my customers, my employees, and my company's shareholders? Do I really want to devote my talents to business? "Authentic Leadership" provides a tested guide for character-based leaders and all those who have a stake in the integrity and success of our corporations.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 155 x 226 x 17mm | 326g
- 05 Oct 2004
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
- New York, United States
- 1. Auflage
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--from the Foreword by Warren Bennis
Leading CEOs and Leadership Gurus Enthusiastically Endorse Bill George's Authentic Leadership
Anyone interested in how to become an effective leader should meet Bill George, former CEO of one of America's finest companies--Medtronic.
--Arthur Levitt, former chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Authentic Leadership is a powerful call for genuine and ethical business leadership, made ever more persuasive by Bill George's own extraordinary life.
--Walter Mondale, former vice president of the United States
This is the best book by a business leader that I've ever read!
--John C. Whitehead, former chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs
Bill George is one of the most successful business leaders of all time.
--Richard M. Kovacevich, chairman and CEO, Wells Fargo
In a time when ethical leadership has more value than ever, Bill George shows us the way with clarity and conviction.
--Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership
Bill George has won a legendary reputation for success and integrity in American enterprise. Read and grow!
--David Gergen, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University, and author of Eyewitness to Power
I had a wonderful opportunity to learn from Bill George in several business ventures. Here, Bill gives a broader audience a chance to benefit from his wisdom.
--Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO, General Electric
Authentic Leadership is a priceless dialogue with Bill George, unquestionably America's preeminent steward of corporate integrity. This book is destined to be a classic.
--Harvey Mackay, author of Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
In Authentic Leadership Bill George shows why he is recognized as one of the world's best corporate leaders.
--Hank McKinnell, chairman and CEO, Pfizer
Table of contents
Preface: A New Generation of Leaders xvii
Introduction: Where Have All the Leaders Gone? 1
Part One: Becoming an Authentic Leader
1. Leadership is Authenticity, Not Style 11
2. The Transformation of Leaders 27
3. Leading a Balanced Life 45
Part Two: Building an Authentic Company
4. Missions Motivate, Dollars Don't 61
5. Values Don't Lie 71
6. It's the Customer, Stupid! 81
7. It's Not Just the CEO 91
8. Whose Bottom Line: Customers or Shareholders? 101
Part Three: In the Crucible of the Market
9. Seven Deadly Sins: Pitfalls to Growth 109
10. Overcoming Obstacles: Nothing Can Stand in Your Way 117
11. Ethical Dilemmas: When in Rome, Don't Follow the Romans 127
12. Innovations from the Heart 133
13. Acquisitions Aren't Just About Money 143
14. Shareholders Come Third 153
Part Four: Beyond the Bottom Line
15. Governance is Governance 165
16. Sticking Your Neck Out 177
17. Preparing for Succession . . . and Moving On 187
Epilogue: If Not Me, Then Who? If Not Now, When? 197
Medtronic Financial Results 201
Suggested Reading 203
The Author 209
About Bill George