Authentic Leadership - Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value (inbunden)
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Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Bennis, Warren G.
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Authentic Leadership - Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value (inbunden)

Authentic Leadership - Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value

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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 things right" except the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Bill George. George has become the unofficial spokesperson for responsible leadership in business, the media, and academia.In "Authentic Leadership" Bill George makes the case that we do need new leaders, not just new laws, to bring us out of the current corporate crisis. He persuasively demonstrates that authentic leaders of mission driven companies will create far greater shareholder value than financially oriented companies. During George's twelve year leadership at Medtronic, the company's market capitalization soared from $1.1 billion to $460 billion, averaging 35 per cent per year. George candidly recounts many of the toughest challenges he encountered from ethical dilemmas and battles with the FDA to his own development as a leader. He shows how to develop the five essential dimensions of authentic leaders purpose, values, heart, relationships, and self discipline. "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.
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even sceptics will like the book's balanced tone... (Management Today, Feb. 2005) "A great deal of valuable insight... One can only wish that Mr. George had written it five years ago." (New York Times, July 27, 2003) "This motivational how to will help developing business leaders find the path to personal and business success." Library Journal, "(Best Business Books 2003, 3/15/04)

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Bill George is former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, the world's leading medical technology company. He is a board member of Goldman Sachs, Target, and Novartis and executive in residence at Yale. George has been recognized as "Executive of the Year" by the Academy of Management, "Director of the Year" by the National Association of Corporate Directors, and one of BusinessWeek's "Top 25 Managers." He has been widely quoted in the New York Times, Fortune, Face the Nation, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and NPR's All Things Considered. His Web site is


Foreword by Warren Bennis.Preface: A New Generation of Leaders.Introduction: Where Have All the Leaders Gone?Part One: Becoming an Authentic Leader.Leadership Is Authenticity, Not Style.The Transformation of Leaders.Leading a Balanced Life.Part Two: Building an Authentic Company.Missions Motivate, Dollars Don t.Values Don t Lie.It s the Customer, Stupid!It s Not Just the CEO.Whose Bottom Line: Customers or Shareholders?Part Three: In the Crucible of the Market.Seven Deadly Sins: Pitfalls to Growth.Overcoming Obstacles: Nothing Can Stand in Your Way.Ethical Dilemmas: When in Rome, Don t Follow the Romans.Innovations from the Heart.Acquisitions Aren t Just About Money.Shareholders Come Third.Part Four: Beyond the Bottom Line.Governance Is Governance.Sticking Your Neck Out.Preparing for Succession ... and Moving On.Epilogue: If Not Me, Then Who? If Not Now, When?Medtronic Financial Results.