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Your Personal Guide for Finding Your True North

Based 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

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Based on the bestselling book True North, this guide enables leaders to identify their own unique “True North” through reflection and exercises that target the purpose of their leadership and help them develop authentic leadership skills. It will expand on and delve deeper into the exercises from True Northand include illustrative stories and newly contributed perspectives from other leaders. The guide will help readers:
  • Uncover their leadership life story and how it relates to their authentic leadership
  • Understand their values, capabilities, motivations, and personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Pinpoint the purpose of their leadership and identify potential leadership paths
  • Create a plan to put their discoveries into practice and consistently follow their True North

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470261361
Author:
George, Bill
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Author:
Craig, Nick
Author:
McLean, Andrew
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Organizational effectiveness
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
Management / Leadership
Copyright:
Series:
J-B Warren Bennis Series
Series Volume:
156
Publication Date:
June 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.16x8.08x.65 in. .99 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Based on the bestselling book True North, this guide enables leaders to identify their own unique “True North” through reflection and exercises that target the purpose of their leadership and help them develop authentic leadership skills. It will expand on and delve deeper into the exercises from True Northand include illustrative stories and newly contributed perspectives from other leaders. The guide will help readers:
  • Uncover their leadership life story and how it relates to their authentic leadership
  • Understand their values, capabilities, motivations, and personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Pinpoint the purpose of their leadership and identify potential leadership paths
  • Create a plan to put their discoveries into practice and consistently follow their True North
"Synopsis" by , 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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