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Discover Your True North, Expanded and Updated Edition


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Preface The Remarkable Legacy of Warren Bennis vii Foreword David Gergen xi Introduction 1 Part One: Your Journey to Leadership 13 1. Your Life Story 15 Lead Story: Howard Schultz, Chair and CEO of Starbucks 2. Losing Your Way 41 Lead Story: Rajat Gupta, Worldwide Managing Director of McKinsey 3. Crucibles 57 Lead Story: Daniel Vasella, Chair and CEO of Novartis Part Two: Developing as an Authentic Leader 77 4. Self-Awareness 79 Lead Story: Arianna Huffington, Founder of The Huffington Post 5. Values 103 Lead Story: David Gergen, Harvard Professor and Presidential Advisor 6. Sweet Spot 123 Lead Story: Warren Buffett, Founder and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway 7. Support Team 142 Lead Story: Tad Piper, Chair and CEO of Piper Jaffray 8. Integrated Life 159 Lead Story: John Donahoe, CEO of eBay Part Three: Your True North Meets the World 179 9. I to We 181 Lead Story: Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa 10. Purpose 199 Lead Story: Ken Frazier, Chair and CEO of Merck 11. Empowerment 219 Lead Story: Anne Mulcahy, Chair and CEO of Xerox 12. Global Leadership 243 Lead Story: Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever Afterword Stakeholders in Society 265 Lead Story: Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba New Leaders Featured in Discover Your True North 275 Participants from the Original Research for True North 277 Where Are They Now? 279 References 287 About the Author 293 Acknowledgments 295 Index 297

About the Author

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.


If you want to learn how other leaders overcame adversity or where they went wrong so you don't make the same mistakes, then this book provides great examples (Opensource, June 2016)

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