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Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value | [Bill George]

Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value

There can be no doubt about the credentials of Bill George, former Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, who has been named one of Business Week's "Top 25 Managers". In Authentic Leadership, George lays out his plan for improving corporate America's flaws through responsible leadership.
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Publisher's Summary

There can be no doubt about the credentials of Bill George, former Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, who has been named one of Business Week's "Top 25 Managers". In Authentic Leadership, George lays out his plan for improving corporate America's flaws through responsible leadership.

©2003 Bill George; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC.

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"Superbly moral and inspiring." (Publishers Weekly)

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    warant MN 08-25-08
    warant MN 08-25-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book, find a new narrator PLEASE!"

    If you like...a narrator...that, talks. Like. William, Shatner. Then. you will like, this book.

    So ANNOYING!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mark K 03-23-15
    Mark K 03-23-15 Member Since 2012
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    "a braggart tone"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This was a great story. I can't imagine what the author went through to develop the life skills he teaches about. But over and over, I felt like the author was more interested in telling of the amazing things he's done than teaching a lasting lesson. The narrator sounds like he's narrating a car commercial the entire time as well. I really want to like this book, but the braggart tone is a contradiction to the reasons for authenticity that the author is trying to convey.


    How could the performance have been better?

    different narrator


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    I got a lot out of the book, but the words didn't hold value because I didn't feel like he was interested in teaching anything. He was interested in speaking on his greatness. This book doesn't know whether or not it wants to be an autobiography.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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