"In True North Groups, Bill and Doug provide an extremely insightful and practical roadmap for how you can create your own ecosystem for mutual support, feedback, development and, ultimately, lifelong learning collaborators." - Peter Sims, author of Little Bets
Though it may be difficult for people who aren't business leaders to immediately see the value of the group, they will feel inspired once they do, and after they've bought into the True North message, they can use this helpful book to start their own. - Publishers Weekly
"From Publisher's Weekly"For years, Harvard Business School professor Bill George ("True North") and corporate executive Doug Baker have been running True North groups. These groups help executives and leaders maintain their personal integrity and ethical compass by allowing them to periodically open up to fellow leaders in a safe environment. Participants share personal challenges, discuss strategies, and provide a support network for each other. Here, the authors provide a step-by-step guide for why one should start a True North group and how to do so. In addition, they discuss the importance of setting ground rules and norms, and offer suggestions for how to get through the bonding process during the first few meetings. This frank assessment of what their groups offer and how they must be structured lends the process credence, but readers who have never heard of True North groups will need to catch up very quickly to gain useful insights. Though it may be difficult for peo
Bill George is a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic Inc. He is the author of Authentic Leadership, True North, Finding Your True North, and 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis.
Doug Baker is president of the True North Groups Institute and former senior vice president for Human Resources of American Express Financial Advisors.
Foreword author Richard Leider is ranked by Forbes as one of the top 5 most respected executive coaches and by Linkage as one of the Top 50 executive coaches in America. He is the author of the bestsellers The Power of Purpose and Repacking Your Bags.
This book is set up to help you get started. A great guide for a group to use to start moving forward.Published 19 months ago by Jim and Teri Johnson
This is a well planned, thoughtful, resource for forming a career and life planning support group. I especially liked the questions at the end to help members get started. Read morePublished on June 24, 2013 by Twin Cities G
I thought it was going to be a book about how to lead general groups, but it's actually about this specific type of group and it wasn't applicable at all to my work or school... Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by SD