True North Leading Authentically in Today's Workplace, Emerging Leader Edition

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Edition: 3rd
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2022-08-30
Publisher(s): Wiley
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This leadership classic enables you to discover your True North: the internal compass that guides you successfully through life. When you follow your True North, you can unlock your full potential as a leader and human being. The third edition offers a concrete and comprehensive guide for becoming an authentic leader and reveals how you can chart your path to success. It includes a diverse array of leaders across industries, and addresses issues of equity and inclusion in leadership. 

Updates to the third edition include:

  • A new introduction with strong advocacy for authentic leadership and contrast with other (failed) forms of leadership development: power-based leadership, faking it ‘til you make it,” low self-monitoring, dangers of authenticity, fixing faults, competency models, and style coaching
  • Updated stories and examples throughout, including a new lead story for the chapters on self-awareness and values
  • New leaders: Doug Baker/Ecolab; Hubert Joly & Hortense Legentil; Patrice Louvet/Ralph Lauren; Doug McMillon/Walmart; Alex Gorsky/J&J; John Hope Bryant/Operation Hope; Tsedal Neeley, Gianrico Farrugia; Ramon Laguarta
  • Content on leading in times of crisis and dealing with social issues; generational leadership; inclusive leadership, including diversity, equity, and inclusion; public leadership

Author Biography

BILL GEORGE is the former Chair and CEO of Medtronic and Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School (HBS), where he has taught leadership to MBAs and executives since 2004. He is the author of four bestselling books: Authentic Leadership, True North, Finding Your True North, and 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis. True North has been recognized as one of the 25 Best Leadership Books of All-Time. He has served on the boards of Goldman Sachs, Mayo Clinic, ExxonMobil, Novartis, and Target.

ZACH CLAYTON is the founder and CEO of Three Ships, which operates digital marketplace businesses. He leads this fast-growing business with several hundred employees while he and his wife raise four children 5 years old and younger.

Table of Contents

Foreword David Gergen

Introduction A Clarion Call to Emerging Leaders

Part I Discover Yourself

Chapter 1 Your Life Story

Lead Story: Kabir Barday, Founder & CEO, OneTrust

Emerging Leader: Zach Clayton, Founder & CEO, Three Ships

Chapter 2 Crucibles Shape Your Leadership

Lead Story: Ping Fu, Co-Founder, Geomagic

Emerging Leader: Abby Falik, Founder & CEO, Global Citizen Year

Chapter 3 Leading Without True North

Lead Story: Mark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO, Facebook

Emerging Leader: Elizabeth Holmes, Founder, Theranos

Part II Develop Yourself

Chapter 4 Develop Self-Awareness

Lead Story: Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

Emerging Leader: Davis Smith, Founder & CEO, Cotopaxi

Chapter 5 Live Your Values

Lead Story: Ken Frazier, CEO, Merck

Emerging Leader: Jonathan Lee Kelly, Founder, Asymmetric Holdings

Chapter 6 Find Your Sweet Spot

Lead Story: Warren Buffett, Founder & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

Emerging Leader: Tracy Britt Cool, Co-Founder, Kanbrick

Chapter 7 Lead an Integrated Life

Lead Story: John Donahoe, CEO, Nike

Emerging Leader: Marina Carreker, President, Bandwidth

Part III Lead People

Chapter 8 I to We

Lead Story: Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa

Emerging Leader: Anjali Sud, CEO, Vimeo

Chapter 9 Your North Star

Lead Story: Hubert Joly, CEO, Best Buy

Emerging Leader: Rye Barcott, Co-Founder & CEO, With Honor

Chapter 10 The Leader as Coach

Lead Story: Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors

Emerging Leader: Robert Reffkin, CEO, Compass

Part IV Navigate Today’s Challenges

Chapter 11 Inclusive Leadership

Lead Story: Ursula Burns, CEO, Xerox

Emerging Leader: Murisiku Raifu, MD, Founder, Talamus Health

Chapter 12 Leading in Crisis

Lead Story: Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo

Emerging Leader: Jenn Hyman, Co-Founder & CEO, Rent the Runway

Chapter 13 The Moral Leader

Lead Story: Chip Bergh, CEO, Levi Strauss

Emerging Leader: Brad Smith, Founder, Russell Street Ventures


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