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Authentic leadership : rediscovering the secrets to creating lasting value

Author: Bill George
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2003.
Series: Warren Bennis signature series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
George, Bill (William W.).
Authentic leadership.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2003
(DLC) 2003005592
(OCoLC)51848328
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill George
ISBN: 0787972495 9780787972493 0787975281 9780787975289 0787969133 9780787969134
OCLC Number: 53910969
Notes: "A Warren Bennis book."
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 217 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Where have all the leaders gone? --
pt. 1: Becoming an authentic leader. Leadership is authenticity, not style ; The transformation of leaders ; Leading a balanced life --
pt. 2: 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? --
pt. 3: 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 --
pt. 4: 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? Foreword / Warren Bennis --
Preface : A new generation of leaders --
Introduction : Where have all the leaders gone? --
pt. 1. Becoming an authentic leader --
1. Leadership is authenticity, not style --
2. The transformation of leaders --
3. Leading a balanced life --
pt. 2. Building an authentic company --
4. Missions motivate, dollars don't --
5. Values don't lie --
6. It's the customer, stupid! --
7. It's not just the CEO --
8. Whose bottom line : customers or shareholders? --
pt. 3. In the crucible of the market --
9. Seven deadly sins : pitfalls to growth --
10. Overcoming obstacles : nothing can stand in your way --
11. Ethical dilemmas : when in Rome, don't follow the Romans --
12. Innovations from the heart --
13. Acquisitions aren't just about money --
14. Shareholders come third --
pt. 4. Beyond the bottom line --
15. Governance is governance --
16. Sticking your neck out --
17. Preparing for succession ... and moving on --
Epilogue : If not me, then who? If not now, when? --
Medtronic financial results --
Suggested reading --
The author --
Index.
Series Title: Warren Bennis signature series.
Responsibility: Bill George ; foreword by Warren Bennis.
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Authentic Leadership provides a framework for leaders to understand their purpose in leading, from a seasoned CEO who has truly been there. It focuses on the crucibles of experience through which  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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