Finding Your True North: A Personal Guide / Edition 1

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Overview

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, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/13/2008
  • Series: J-B Warren Bennis Series , #156
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 195,620
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet 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.

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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.

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