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Everyone imagines top CEOs as largerthanlife figures who do things no one else could. But deep down, a good business leader is an everyman who combines vision and high energy with the ability to connect with and learn from all types of people. In The Power of Being Yourself, renowned business leader Joe Plumeri offers simple yet profound guidance on how to stay positive, motivate yourself and others, and achieve success in your life and work.
Plumeri's Game Plan for Success features eight key principles, from Everyone Has the Same Plumbing, in which his fish-out-of-water experience as CEO and chairman of a London-based company reveals how cultural differences can be overcome as people everywhere respond to authenticity, to You Gotta Have Purpose!, which explores the transformative ingredient that leads to tangible progress. And because this book is meant to be revisited and consulted whenever you need fresh inspiration or practical advice, The Power of Being Yourself also features a final sectionApplying the Principlesimparting further guidance and checklists.
By sharing his own experiencesand candidly exploring high-stakes business decisions along with many personal triumphs and tragediesPlumeri explains that the secret to success is found not in boardroom strategy or corporate philosophy, but rather in allowing passion, purpose, and true emotions to inform your approach and guide your relationships. His book is a timely wake-up call in a world where heartless electronic communication too often takes precedence over genuine connection. Plumeri reveals that if we can live in the moment and be honest and true in our emotions, the effect carries over into how we live all facets of our lives.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Edition description:||First Trade Paper Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Joe Plumeri is vice chairman of the First Data Board of Directors and served as CEO of Willis Group, Citibank North America, and Primerica. He also serves on the boards of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the Jackie Robinson Foundation, among others. In 2011, the College of William & Mary awarded Plumeri an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service, and his speech to graduates was recognized as one of the best commencement addresses ever by National Public Radio. He lives in New York City with his wife, Susan.
Learn more at JoePlumeri.com
Table of Contents
Foreword Joseph A. Califano Jr. vii
Prologue: The Boston Marathon Tragedy xiii
Principle 1 Everyone Has the Same Plumbing 1
Principle 2 Show the Way to Grandma's House 29
Principle 3 Cut Your Own Path 47
Principle 4 Let Sadness Teach You 69
Principle 5 Look Up, Not Down 95
Principle 6 Play in Traffic 121
Principle 7 Make Your Heart Your Teleprompter 147
Principle 8 You Gotta Have a Purpose! 169
Epilogue: I'm Not Done Yet 191
Applying the Principles 195
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
THE POWER OF BEING YOURSELF is a book that makes you feel good about yourself! The authors infectious energy and passion are pouring from the pages. After reading the book, I wanted to pick up the phone, call my friends and family and tell them how much I loved them. This is a quick, comprehendible read full of inspiration and viable information to apply to all aspects of life.
I enjoyed this book. It is a quick read and is not technical. The book is well written and Joe shares his personal triumphs and tragedy’s and makes some suggestions for others to use.