The Power of Being Yourself: A Game Plan for Success--by Putting Passion into Your Life and Work

The Power of Being Yourself: A Game Plan for Success--by Putting Passion into Your Life and Work

by Joe Plumeri


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738218298
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Pages: 240
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

Acknowledgments 201

Index 203

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.