If you listen to nothing else on leadership, you should at least hear these 10 articles (featuring "What Makes an Effective Executive", by Peter F. Drucker). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on leadership and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization's performance.
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Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue for the inherent good of both business and capitalism. Featuring some of today's best-known and most-successful companies, they illustrate how these two forces can - and do - work most powerfully to create value for all stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, investors, society, and the environment.
"Amongst top leadership and management books!"
Discover Your True North is the best-selling leadership classic that enables you to become an authentic leader by discovering your True North. Originally based on first-person interviews with 125 leaders, this book instantly became a must-hear business classic when it was introduced in 2007. Now expanded and updated to introduce 48 new leaders and new learning about authentic global leaders, this revisited classic includes more diverse, global, and contemporary leaders of all ages.
"Great book! It was an easy enjoyable read."
True North shows how anyone who follows their internal compass can become an authentic leader. This leadership tour de force is based on research and first-person interviews with 125 of today's top leaders: with some surprising results. In this important audiobook, acclaimed former Medtronic CEO Bill George and coauthor Peter Sims share the wisdom of these outstanding leaders and describe how you can develop as an authentic leader.
"Maybe I'm missing something..."
From the grand old man of comedy, George Burns to the up-to-the minute observations of today's everyman, Dave Barry, these great humorists share one thing in common: their very individual, often raucously funny perception of the world around them. Laugh and enjoy!
"Sorry Dave. You have overdone boogers."
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.
"Good book, find a new narrator PLEASE!"
One of the country's most trusted leaders offers time-tested and real world advice for leading in economic hard times. From business giant Bill George, the acclaimed author of Wall Street Journal best seller True North, comes the just-in-time guide for anyone in a leadership position facing today's unprecedented economic challenges.
As former President and CEO of Medtronic, now a professor at Harvard, Bill George has paved his own path to success. If you ask him what's his secret, he'll tell you it's about "finding your True North", which also happens to be the title of his new book. A companion guide to his best seller, True North, Finding Your True North offers methods for personal reflection and includes targeted exercises that help leaders hone in on the purpose of their leadership and the development of their authentic leadership skills.
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Best-selling author Bill George (True North) and longtime corporate executive Doug Baker have participated for decades in a unique small group of peers dedicated to personal growth and leadership development. In this book they provide the first practical guide - including detailed instructions, rules, and resources - for anyone to start and manage such a group on their own.
As a comic instrumentalist, sawing away week after week at his violin, Jack Benny stood as radio's reigning off-key virtuoso, producing more laughs per measure than any other comic before or since. This seven hour set of 14 digitally remastered radio episodes finds Benny and his badly squeaking bow mangling the classics and infuriating the long-suffering Professor Andre LeBlanc (Mel Blanc). He also discovers his "talent" as a songwriter - a skill every bit as highly developed as his ability with the violin.
Bill George’s reputation as a leadership guru has expanded exponentially with each of his best-selling books on the subject. One of the top professors on leadership at Harvard Business School, he turns his attention now to the timely topic of leading in a high-pressure, economically challenged business climate with 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis. Here, we have Bill George’s very personal perspective sharing his thoughts and reflections based on his experiences and those of executives he knows well.
Bill George, a professor of management practice at Harvard Business Review, and Jay W. Lorsch, a professor of Human Relations at Harvard Business School, write about what you can do before a hedge fund buys into your company and demands changes.
To be able to orient your worldview and move forward, you need to be able to accept your past. Bill George joins us with numerous examples of leaders who have accepted their pasts, warts and all, and used those narratives to move forward in the world and become the global leaders they are today.