Everyone imagines top CEOs as larger–than–life figures who do things no one else could. But deep down, every good business leader is an everyman who combines vision and high energy with the ability to connect with all types of people and learn from them. InThe Power of Being Yourself, renowned business leader Joe Plumeri—who served as a top executive at Smith Barney, Citigroup, Primerica, and Willis—offers simple yet profound guidance on how to stay positive, motivate yourself and others, and achieve both personal fulfillment and professional success. By sharing his own experiences, Plumeri explains that the secret to success is not found in boardroom strategy or even corporate philosophy but rather in allowing your true emotions to inform your approach and guide your relationships.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Joe Plumeri is a philanthropist and the former CEO of Willis Group Holdings and Citibank North America. He currently advises companies across the nation and globe as senior advisor at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, serves on the boards of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, and offers his counsel and encouragement as a widely sought-after motivational speaker.
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.