Author(s): Bill George
"The New York Times" bestselling author provides tools and exercises to develop authentic leadership skills. Based on the bestselling book "True North", this guide enables leaders to identify their own True North through reflection and exercises that target the purpose of their leadership and help them build authentic leadership skills. With this personal guide, leaders will: better understand their values, capabilities, motivations, and personal strengths and weaknesses; uncover their leadership life story and how it relates to their authentic leadership; pinpoint the purpose of their leadership and identify potential leadership paths; and, create a plan to put their discoveries into practice and consistently follow their True North.Bill George (Minneapolis, MN), currently Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, spent over 30 years in executive leadership positions at Litton, Honeywell, and Medtronic. As CEO of Medtronic, he built the company into the world's leading medical technology company, growing its market capitalization from $1.1 billion to $60 billion. He is author of "True North" (978-0-7879-8751-0) and "Authentic Leadership" (978-0-7879-6913-4).Andrew McLean was the research director for True North and has been developing corporate programs based on the True North material.
Bill George is professor of management practice at the Harvard Business School and former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, the world s leading medical technology company. He is the author of the Business Week bestselling books Authentic Leadership and True North. Andrew McLean, PhD, has coauthored case studies and articles with Bill George and was the research director for True North. He brings his experience developing higher education programs based on the True North approach. Nick Craig offers expertise in developing and delivering the True North approach with Fortune 500 corporate leadership programs and in his work coaching executives with the Distributed Leadership Model at MIT Sloan School.
Preface: Why a Personal Guide to True North? Introduction: Why Authentic Leadership Development? PART ONE: EXAMINE YOUR LEADERSHIP JOURNEY. 1. What Is Your Life Story? 2. Why Leaders Lose Their Way. 3. Leadership Development in the Crucible. PART TWO: DISCOVER YOUR AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP. 4. Build Your Self Awareness. 5. Live Your Values. 6. Find the Sweet Spot of Your Motivated Capabilities. 7. Build Your Support Team. 8. Integrate Your Life. PART THREE: PUT YOUR AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP INTO ACTION. 9. Lead with Purpose. 10. Empower Others to Lead. 11. Optimize Your Leadership Effectiveness. 12. Create Your Personal Leadership Development Plan. Afterword. Appendices. A. Other Ways to Use This Guide. B. Form a Leadership Discussion Group. C. Course Syllabus for Authentic Leadership Development. About the Authors.