Other Sellers on Amazon
Discover Your True North Hardcover – Illustrated, 31 July 2015
Enhance your purchase
Frequently bought together
- Publisher : Jossey-Bass; 2 edition (31 July 2015)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1119082943
- ISBN-13 : 978-1119082941
- Dimensions : 16 x 3.3 x 23.37 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 14,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
From the Publisher
BILL GEORGE, former CEO of Medtronic, is a Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School (HBS), where he teaches leadership in executive education programs. He was professor of management practice from 2004 to 2014. He is the author of four bestselling books: Authentic Leadership, True North, Finding Your True North, and 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, and coauthor of True North Groups with Doug Baker. He serves on the boards of Goldman Sachs, Mayo Clinic, and World Economic Forum, and has served on the board of ExxonMobil, Novartis, and Target.
Start your own journey to discover your True North at www.DiscoverYourTrueNorth.org.
From the Publisher
1. What makes 'Discover Your True North' different from other leadership books?
'Discover Your True North' is the only leadership book that offers a comprehensive approach to becoming an authentic leader – which is the gold standard for leadership today. Why? Because leading with authenticity is the best way to gain credibility with your team and to inspire people to fulfill your company’s mission. Authenticity is what continually separates great leaders from those who fail.
From the 101 authentic leaders profiled in 'Discover Your True North', we learned many new things about how leaders grow: the importance of turning your crucibles into opportunities for post-traumatic growth; becoming self-aware through introspection, mindfulness and honest feedback; taking the 'I to We' journey to become a leader who serves a greater purpose; and building your global intelligence (GQ) as a global leader.
What is your message to the next generation of leaders?
The next generation of leaders is ready to step up now to take on major leadership opportunities, and has the passion and vision to do so. 'Discover Your True North' will help them become great leaders as they develop their emotional intelligence (EQ) and integrate their hearts and their heads – the mark of any great leader. I am really excited about the Gen Xers and Millennials, and believe it is time to pass the leadership baton to them. The world needs fresh voices: people who understand that leadership is about service and that 'We' leaders are those who can make a difference in the world. I believe the next generation will resonate with the principles at the core of 'Discover Your True North'.
3. What separates the next generation of leaders from leaders of the past?
Having lived through the corporate crisis of 2002-03 and the financial system meltdown of 2008-09, the next generation of leaders has learned the pitfalls of charismatic, ego-driven leaders who focus on their self-interest, and is prepared to lead entirely on behalf of their organizations and the impact they can have. This generation is more collaborative and less hierarchical, and empowers the people doing the work with a unified mission and set of values.
The new generation has been exposed to the diversity of people around the world much earlier than mine, and values that diversity of life experience as a strength. They bring passion, compassion, empathy and courage to leadership, which is very empowering for their colleagues. They also appreciate the value of an integrated life that values work and personal life, and enables them to be the same authentic people in all settings.
4. What one thing would you want someone to take from reading your book?
My hope is that this book will enable readers to discover their True North, and to stay on course of their beliefs and values throughout their lifetimes, so they can realize the fulfillment of leading others with a common purpose. My vision is for 'Discover Your True North' to build a new generation of authentic leaders who can make this world a better place to live for all people.