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Finding Your True North: A Personal Guide Paperback – June 9, 2008
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From the Back Cover
Based on Bill George's bestselling book True North, this personal guide offers leaders a comprehensive approach for identifying their unique "True North." The book describes methods for personal reflection and includes targeted exercises that help leaders hone in on the purpose of their leadership and in developing their authentic leadership skills.
Praise for Finding Your True North
"True North (is) one of the most important books on leadership to come along in years, because it is based on so much up-close-and-personal observation."
—New York Times
"True North debunks the myth of the superhero top executive ... 125 executives talk about their failures and personal tragedies, and how these setbacks shaped them as leaders."
—Wall Street Journal
"On leadership, Bill George knows what he is talking about. He is (one of) the most respected business leaders around."
—Charlie Rose on Charlie Rose Show
"In True North, Bill George once again provides a road map for leadership in the 21st Century. The best people will follow only authenticity."
—Jeff Immelt, CEO, General Electric
"Bill George reminds us that compassion and understanding are as important qualities for business leaders as dedication and resolve."
—President Jimmy Carter
About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
Every single chapter has something to offer. Additionally, there is a lot of information about some people you would never have thought would have had any issues with their compass. There are exercises at the end of each chapter to help you along with self-discovery and reflection. It is VERY well written and should easily be understood by anyone who can read. It is not necessarily a book that requires even a high school education to understand.
The book entails numerous stories and interviews yielding revealing information about some of our most trusted leaders from students to large corporations to even a former White House employee. If you know of someone who is needing to be grounded in basic leadership skills, who has gone down a path of self-destruction who cannot take responsibility for their own actions, a power hungry climber, or even if you are lost yourself in what direction you going in leadership, this is the book you need in your personal library.
I am keeping my copy for not only future reference, but also to let others read it who either want to or who I feel need do in order to recalibrate their compass to point to their own true north.
Bill George declares his mission at age 65 is to help produce the leadership that our nation must have in these uncertain times.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a fantastic, interactive book for those determining their leadership style and process. I've already recommended it to two colleagues.Published 10 months ago by Rachel P
Love the wisdom in this book. A great read for anyone who is thinking of leading others!Published 10 months ago by ltaigner
Real terrific practical and useful in self realization and discovery of personal strengths and weaknesses to build. Must read for leaders.Published 12 months ago by eaglesday
Loved this book. These principles are easy to integrate into any leadership style. Highly recommend this book to any leader.Published 15 months ago by Matt Chapman
purchased as a reference for business review classes and future business evaluation and references. Plan on holding onto book for future reference.Published on October 9, 2013 by HilaryKate
Bill George knows what he is talking about in this book about leadership. It helped me focus on my priorities.Published on July 9, 2013 by Kathy A. Corbett