“Students talk about Stewart D. Friedman, a management professor at the Wharton School, with a mixture of earnest admiration, gratitude and rock star adoration.” New York Times
In this national bestseller, Stew Friedman gives you the tools you need to achieve “four-way wins”improved performance in all domains of life: work, home, community, and self. Friedman, celebrated professor and founding director of the Wharton School’s Leadership Program and its Work/Life Integration Project, explains how three simple yet potent principles be real, be whole, and be innovative can help you, no matter what your age or what you do for work, become a better leader and have a richer life.
In this engaging adaptation of his hands-on Wharton course, he offers step-by-step instruction to help you create positive, sustainable change in your world. This proven, programmatic method teaches you how to produce stronger results at work, find clearer purpose, feel less stressed, strengthen connections with the people who matter most to you, contribute further to important causes, and gain greater support for your vision of your future. If you’re ready to learn to lead in all parts of your lifethis is the book for you.
For a full array of Total Leadership tips and tools, visit totalleadership.org. Also look for Stew Friedman’s book, Leading the Life You Want , which builds on Total Leadership by profiling well-known leadersfrom Bruce Springsteen to Michelle Obamawho exemplify its principles and demonstrate how success in your work is accomplished not at the expense of the rest of your life, but as the result of meaningful attachments to all its parts.
|Publisher:||Harvard Business Review Press|
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About the Author
Since 1984 Stew Friedman has been teaching at Wharton, where he is the Practice Professor of Management. In 1991 he founded both the Wharton Leadership Programinitiating the required MBA and Undergraduate leadership coursesand the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project. Stew served in the mental health field before earning his PhD in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan. In 2001 he concluded a two-year assignment (while on leave from Wharton) at Ford, as the senior executive for leadership development. Stew is the author of Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family (Wharton Digital, 2013) and Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life (Harvard Business Review Press, 2014). The Total Leadership program is used worldwide, including by the 57,000+ students in Stew’s recent Coursera MOOC. He advises many organizations, gives high-energy keynotes, and is an award-winning teacher. The New York Times cited the “rock star adoration” he inspires in students. He was chosen by Working Mother as one of America’s twenty-five most influential men to have made things better for working parents, and by Thinkers50 as one of the “world’s top fifty business thinkers.” The Families and Work Institute honored him with a Work Life Legacy Award. Follow him on Twitter @StewFriedman and tune in to his show, Work and Life , on Sirius XM 111, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School , Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. (EST).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Stewart D. Friedman's leadership treatise eschews the standard corporate-centered lessons and, instead, takes a holistic approach. His program focuses on helping you improve your performance in four "domains": "work, home, community and self." Once you identify your "core values" and align your actions with these values, you can achieve harmony in all the areas of your life and excel as a leader. Friedman provides readers with a take-home version of the Total Leadership workshop he developed and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. His narrative comes with self-directed exercises and relatable stories about others who've taken this journey. getAbstract recommends this worthwhile trip to leaders, potential leaders and anyone who craves a more well-rounded life.
This reading makes you take on a completely new perspective, not just on leadership, but on life as a whole. Throughout my journey with Stew and his teachings, I learned how to be true to what matters most to me, and how seemingly small steps can make profound impacts. Reflection is critical, but often we tend to overlook its importance because of other stressors in life - this reading has been a phenomial wake up call for me.