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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. The Authors. Editor's Note (Warren Bennis). Foreword (David Gergen). Introduction: True North. Part One: Leadership Is a Journey. 1. The Journey to Authentic Leadership. 2. Why Leaders Lose Their Way. 3. Transformation From "I" to "We." Part Two: Discover Your Authentic Leadership. 4. Knowing Your Authentic Self. 5. Practicing Your Values and Principles. 6. What Motivates You to Be a Leader? 7. Building Your Support Team. 8. Staying Grounded: Integrating Your Life. Part Three: Empowering People to Lead. 9. Leadership with Purpose and Passion. 10. Empowering People to Lead. 11. Honing Your Leadership Effectiveness. Epilogue: The Fulfillment of Leadership. Appendixes. A Research Study on Development of Authentic Leaders. B Authentic Leaders Interviewed for True North. C Leadership Exercises for Each Chapter. References. Index.

About the Author

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. Under his leadership, Medtronic's market capitalization grew from $1.1 billion to $60 billion, averaging 35 percent a year. He is the author of the best-selling Authentic Leadership and a board member of Goldman Sachs, Target, and Novartis. George has been recognized as "Executive of the Year" by the Academy of Management Director of the Year" by the National Association of Corporate Directors, and one of Public Broadcasting's Top 25 Leaders of the Past 25 Years. Peter Sims established "Leadership Perspectives," a class on leadership development at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and cofounded the London office of Summit Partners, a leading investment firm. He was also part of the Deloitte Touche Tomatsu Global Strategy Team and has contributed to numerous publications including the Harvard Business Review.


"memorable and perceptive...a practical, inspiring examination of the executice experience." (Business Week, March 12, 2007) "Now comes a truly worthwhile look at leadership...this is one of the most important books on leadership in years." (International Herald Tribune, April 2007)

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