Finding Your True North: A Personal Guide / Edition 1

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470261361
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/13/2008
  • Series: J-B Warren Bennis Series, #156
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 232,578
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill George is professor of management practice at theHarvard Business School and former chairman and CEO of Medtronic,the world's leading medical technology company. He is the author ofthe Business Week bestselling books Authentic Leadership and TrueNorth.

Andrew McLean, PhD, has coauthored case studies andarticles with Bill George and was the research director for TrueNorth. He brings his experience developing higher educationprograms based on the True North approach.

Nick Craig offers expertise in developing and deliveringthe True North approach with Fortune 500 corporate leadershipprograms and in his work coaching executives with the DistributedLeadership Model at MIT Sloan School.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Why a Personal Guide to True North?

Introduction: Why Authentic Leadership Development?


1. What Is Your Life Story?

2. Why Leaders Lose Their Way.

3. Leadership Development in the Crucible.


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.


9. Lead with Purpose.

10. Empower Others to Lead.

11. Optimize Your Leadership Effectiveness.

12. Create Your Personal Leadership Development Plan.



A. Other Ways to Use This Guide.

B. Form a Leadership Discussion Group.

C. Course Syllabus for Authentic Leadership Development.

About the Authors.

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