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True North shows how anyone who follows their internalcompass can become an authentic leader. This leadership tour deforce is based on research and first-person interviews with 125 oftoday’s top leaders—with some surprising results. Inthis important book, acclaimed former Medtronic CEO Bill George andcoauthor Peter Sims share the wisdom of these outstanding leadersand describe how you can develop as an authentic leader. TrueNorth presents a concrete and comprehensive program forleadership success and shows how to create your own PersonalLeadership Development Plan centered on five key areas:

  • Knowing your authentic self
  • Defining your values and leadership principles
  • Understanding your motivations
  • Building your support team
  • Staying grounded by integrating all aspects of your life

True North offers an opportunity for anyone to transformtheir leadership path and become the authentic leader they wereborn to be.

Personal, original, and illuminating stories from Warren Bennis,Sir Adrian Cadbury, George Shultz (former U.S. secretary of state),Charles Schwab, John Whitehead (Cochairman, Goldman Sachs), AnneMulcahy (CEO, Xerox), Howard Schultz (CEO, Starbucks), Dan Vasella(CEO, Novartis), John Brennan (Chairman, Vanguard), Carol Tome(CFO, Home Depot), Donna Dubinsky (CEO/cofounder, Palm), Alan Horn(President, Warner Brothers), Ann Moore (CEO, Time, Inc.) and manyothers illustrate the transitions that shape the type of leaderswho will thrive in the 21st century.

Bill George (Cambridge, MA) has spent over 30 years in executiveleadership positions at Litton, Honeywell, and Medtronic. As CEO ofMedtronic, he built the company into the world’s leadingmedical technology company as its market capitalization increasedfrom $1.1 billion to $60 billion. Since 2004, he has been aprofessor at the Harvard Business School. His 2004 book AuthenticLeadership (0-7879-7528-1) was a BusinessWeek bestseller.Peter Sims (San Francisco, CA) established “LeadershipPerspectives,” a course on leadership development at theStanford Graduate School of Business and cofounded the Londonoffice of Summit Partners, a leading investment firm.

Their Web site is www.truenorthleaders.com.

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