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eBook Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value ePub

by Bill George

  • ISBN: 0787969133
  • Category: Management and Leadership
  • Subcategory: Perfomance and Work
  • Author: Bill George
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (August 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1899 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1531 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 198

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In Authentic Leadership Bill George shows why he is recognized as one of the world’s best corporate leaders. Bill George writes from a perspective of values-driven leadership. This is more important than what many leaders actually practice

In Authentic Leadership Bill George shows why he is recognized as one of the world’s best corporate leaders. Hank McKinnell, chairman and CEO, Pfizer. This is more important than what many leaders actually practice. What leaders think, say, and do comes from the interior heart. What is placed in the heart determines the outcomes of one's leadership. 2 people found this helpful.

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Authentic Leadership book. In Authentic Leadership Bill George makes the case that we do need new In the wake of continuing corporate scandals there have been few, if any, CEOs that have stepped forward as models of "doing things right"-except the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Bill George. George has become the unofficial spokesperson for responsible leadership-in business, the media, and academia.

Bill George’s new book, Authentic Leadership, is full of insights to inspire new and current leaders. In Authentic Leadership, Bill George shows why he is recognized as one of the world’s best corporate leaders. He cuts straight to the core of building the effective organization-the ability of leaders to see problems, speak about them honestly, and provide the inspiration and passion to move forward. This is a must-read for those who believe, as I do, that every member of an organization can find a way to lead.

In Authentic Leadership Bill George makes the case that we do need new leaders, not just new . One more of this topic. Otras ediciones - Ver todo. Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value Bill George No hay vista previa disponible - 2003.

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In his bold new book, AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating . And George should know.

In his bold new book, AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value, the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic contends, "We don't need new laws. We need new leadership," to get us out of the current corporate crisis because "you can’t legislate integrity. If anyone knows what goes on behind closed executive doors, it’s Bill George.

In Authentic Leadership Bill George makes the case that we do need new leaders, not just new laws, to bring .

Authentic Leadership : Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value, Paperback by George, Bill; Bennis, Warren G. (FRW), ISBN 0787975281, ISBN-13 9780787975289, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK Argues that the way to stop corporate crises is to have new, effective "authentic" leaders who develop plans under these five tenets-purpose, values, heart, relationships, and self-discipline. Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets Tocreating Lasting Value by Bill George (Paperback, 2004). Brand new: lowest price.

In the wake of continuing corporate scandals there have been few,if any, CEOs that have stepped forward as models of "doing thingsright"—except the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, BillGeorge. George has become the unofficial spokesperson forresponsible leadership—in business, the media, and academia.

In Authentic Leadership Bill George makes the case thatwe do need new leaders, not just new laws, to bring us out of thecurrent corporate crisis. He persuasively demonstrates thatauthentic leaders of mission-driven companies will create fargreater shareholder value than financially oriented companies.During George's twelve-year leadership at Medtronic, the company'smarket capitalization soared from $1.1 billion to $460 billion,averaging 35% per year.

George candidly recounts many of the toughest challenges heencountered -- from ethical dilemmas and battles with the FDA tohis own development as a leader. He shows how to develop the fiveessential dimensions of authentic leaders—purpose, values,heart, relationships, and self-discipline. Authentic Leadershipoffers inspiring lessons to all who want to lead with heart andwith compassion for those they serve.

Bill George helps readers answer vital questions such as: Whatshould I do when my personal values conflict with company businessvalues? How do I make trade-offs between the needs of my customers,my employees, and my company's shareholders? Do I really want todevote my talents to business? Authentic Leadership providesa tested guide for character-based leaders and all those who have astake in the integrity and success of our corporations.

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Bys Bys
As best summarized by Bill: "Its (the book) message is simple to state but challenging to realize: we need authentic leaders to run our organizations, leaders committed to stewardship of their assets and to making a difference in the lives of the people they serve." The book is structured as follows: "First, I will describe authentic leaders and how they develop. Next, I will look at how authentic leaders build authentic companies, because that is the crux of leading. Third, I will show how authentic companies compete more effectively in the market, and, finally, how authentic leaders look beyond the bottom line."

What sets this book apart is its call for authenticity in leadership ("discover and cultivate that authentic self") - as opposed to being prescriptive, as is the case with most books in its category. Bill brings corporate America back to its root - authentic, genuine, worthy of trust, reliance, and belief. A highly recommended read that stresses the need for new leadership - authentic leadership!

Below are excerpts from the book that I found particularly insightful:

1- "We need authentic leaders, people of the highest integrity, committed to building enduring organizations. We need leaders who have a deep sense of purpose and are true to their companies to meet the needs of all their stakeholders, and who recognize the importance of their service to society."

2- "I believe that leadership begins and ends with authenticity. It's being yourself; being the person you were created to be. This is not what most of the literature on leadership says, nor is it what the experts in corporate America teach...They describe the styles of leaders and suggest that you adopt them. This is the opposite of authenticity. It is about developing the image or persona of a leader."

3- "There is no doubt that CEOs have tremendous influence on the results of corporations. However, if we examine more closely the great success stories of the past twenty-five years...we see that each was built by a team at the top, not by a single person."

4- "The key is having people around you who complement your weaknesses and make up for your lack of experience."

5- "To become authentic, each of us has to develop our own leadership style, consistent with our personality and character. Unfortunately the pressures of an organization push us to adhere to its normative style. But if you conform to a style that is not consistent with who we are, we will never become authentic leaders."

6- "Dimensions of Authentic Leaders: 1) Understanding their purpose 2) Practicing solid values 3) Leading with heart 4) Establishing connected relationship 5) Demonstrating self-discipline"

7- "The medium for developing into an authentic leader is not the destination but the journey itself - a journey to find your true self and the purpose of your life's work."

8- "...For each of the dimensions, a developmental quality is required for leaders to be effective: 1) Purpose: Passion 2) Values: Behavior 3) Heart: Compassion 4) Relationships: Connectedness 5) Self-Discipline: Consistency"

9- "Balanced leaders develop healthier organizations. By appropriately delegating their work, balanced leaders are able to make more thoughtful decisions and lead more effectively. Their employees make higher levels of commitment to the organization. In the end they achieve better results on the bottom line."

10- "These five characteristics of the authentic company parallel closely the five dimensions of the authentic leader: 1) Purpose: Mission and vision 2) Values: Company values 3) Heart: Empowering employees to serve customers 4) Relationships: Enduring and committed organization 5) Self-Discipline: Results for all stakeholders"

11- "Articulating an organization's value is straightforward, but gaining alignment of all employees throughout the company is much more difficult...Inculcating values throughout an organization starts with the leader, who sets the standard of behavior for everyone in the organization. The leader has to work hard every day to gain alignment with the company's values, reinforcing positive actions and swiftly taking action with employees who do not emulate these values."

12- "Companies that devote themselves to maximizing shareholder value will ultimately fail to do so. It is true that a sharp eye to cutting costs can result in significant improvements in a company's short-term position, but unless the cost cuts are followed by much larger long-term investments, the company is bound to lose its way. Shareholder value will stagnate and eventually decline."

13- "Some executives mistakenly believe serving all stakeholders results in trade-offs and compromises shareholder value...In serving all the company's stakeholders, the company's sustained success makes shareholders the ultimate beneficiaries."

14- "Pitfalls to Sustainable Growth: 1) Working without a clear mission 2) Underestimating the core business 3) Depending on a single product line 4) Failing to spot technology and market changes 5) Changing strategy without changing culture 6) Going outside core competencies 7) Counting on acquisitions for growth"

15- "(On Acquisitions)...The key is the integration process. Acquired companies can bring great creative and technical capabilities with them and challenge the existing organization to sharpen its innovative skills. They can also strengthen the management team with new talent and new approaches to serving customers. As the result of an effective process of integrating acquired companies, companies develop more enduring organizations."
Vishura Vishura
When I find a leadership book that is introduced by Warren Bennis, I have to read it. Bill George writes from a perspective of values-driven leadership. This is more important than what many leaders actually practice. What leaders think, say, and do comes from the interior heart. What is placed in the heart determines the outcomes of one's leadership. Bill George examines several approaches to quality leadership, including the accountability of developing following leaders.
RuTGamer RuTGamer
Bill George surveys the complexities of twenty-first century corporations and concludes there is a great need for authentic leaders who "lead with purpose, values, and integrity...are good stewards of the legacy they inherited from predecessors...who build enduring organizations...motivate their employees to provide superior customer service...create long-term value for shareholders" (9). George makes his case for authentic leadership by first describing authentic leaders and how they develop. He then examines how authentic leaders build authentic companies. Third, George outlines how authentic companies compete more effectively in the market. He then concludes the book by examining how authentic leaders look beyond the bottom line (7).
According to George, "leadership begins and ends with authenticity. It's being yourself; being the person you were created to be" (11). He comments on the tendency in the literature on leadership to emphasize lists of characteristics of effective leaders to be emulated by students. The emphasis is on style, and aspiring leaders need only adopt these styles to be effective. George, instead, encourages aspiring leaders to be authentic and develop as people who are authentic leaders.
What makes a leader authentic? First, the leader will have a genuine desire to serve and be guided by matters of the heart, by passion and compassion, as well as by qualities of the mind (12). Second, the leader will be his or her own person, and not attempt to emulate all the characteristics or style of other leaders who are deemed successful (12). Third, the leader will develop his or her own style of leading, one consistent with his or her personality or character (13). Fourth, the leader will be in touch with his or her own weaknesses, and will be able to resist the tendency to cover up shortcomings and pretend to be something they are not in order to win the admiration of others (14-15).
George describes five dimensions of authentic leaders, or the qualities that true leaders must develop (18). First, leaders must understand their purpose, which can lead to a driving passion (19, 36). Second, leaders must practice solid values, which then define behavior, even in the crucible of difficult circumstances (20, 37). Third, leaders must lead with heart, which allows the leader to have compassion, especially for employees (22, 39). Fourth, leaders must stay connected through enduring relationships (23, 40). Finally, leaders must demonstrate self-discipline because their lives are examined closely by those within and without a corporation (24, 41).
It could be argued the Bill George falls into the "servant-leadership" school of thought when he states that "authentic leaders genuinely desire to serve others" (12). This echoes the thinking of Robert K. Greenleaf, who is often considered to be the father of the modern servant-leadership movement, when he describes servant-leaders as those who act on their natural desire to serve. A question often raised in discussions over Greenleaf's conception of leadership is whether or not a person does have a natural desire to serve, and if not, then from where does that desire come? Christians believe that desire comes from the transforming presence of Jesus Christ in the life of the leader. Perhaps this reveals a bias in George's book. He claims that authentic leaders will have a genuine desire to serve others, but he does not state explicitly from where the leader receives that desire. Does he believe, like Greenleaf, that the desire comes naturally? George writes of his faith and church participation and how that has helped shape him as a leader. One might say that George's authenticity is the result of the presence of Christ in his life. If that is true, then can non-Christian leaders be authentic as George has defined and described it?
Authentic Leadership is an important book because it provides a welcome and needed perspective that is likely to be widely read in secular leadership studies. George clearly and concisely spells out the lessons he has learned about authenticity and the difference it can make for the leader, his or her family, and the company as a whole, including customers, employees and shareholders. He addresses the concerns of corporate America from a thoughtful, well-informed and seasoned perspective. His examples are both personal and relevant. George writes specifically for corporate leaders, and the book is most appropriate for that setting. However, there are truths about authenticity that are important for leaders in all settings.
What, specifically, does Authentic Leadership have to say to those serving in ministerial leadership positions? George's five characteristics of authentic leadership are helpful for ministers. Pastors and churches sometimes borrow or copy styles and methods from successful models in the hopes that it will lead to success in their context. George encourages leaders to know their purpose and be the people they were created to be. Concepts such as calling, mission, and purpose can help provide an anchor when pastors are tempted by self-esteem issues, especially if success in ministry is defined by large numbers of people participating in church activities instead of defining it biblically as obedience to the word of the Lord. Jesus Christ provides the foundational values that drive all ministerial leadership, and Christ gave a model for how to lead with heart and humbly serve to meet the needs of others when he picked up a towel and basin to wash the feet of the disciples.
Connected and enduring relationships are also important for ministerial leaders, as is the importance of maintaining self-discipline. It is a given that ministers and their families are under constant scrutiny, and the stakes are high in terms of influence and example. Pastors should be diligent in having deep, accountable, and encouraging same gender friendships where they can be told the truth in love and own their weaknesses. Without owning their "shadow selves," leaders will be tempted to work for the approval of others. Dan Allender echoes George by encouraging leaders to be honest about their failures with those who follow them and confess to being the organization's chief sinner (Dan B. Allender, Leading with A Limp, Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press, 2006, 2-3). This raises a question: how safe is it for ministers to be authentic with their parishioners? Pastors must be wise about whom they make a manager of their personal information, but the need for authentic, connected relationships remains. Ministerial leaders and churches should work to create a culture in which ministers can find a safe place to be authentic without the fear of repercussions because of their weaknesses.
Ministerial leaders may not find Authentic Leadership to be as relevant as other books written specifically for ministry situations, but George still has important words of wisdom related to being the person you were created to be, owning your weaknesses, establishing connected relationships, maintaining a healthy balance in every area of life, and on the role of innovators in an organization and the importance of governance. These are issues that all leaders face, regardless of the context.
Cildorais Cildorais
This is an excellent book that challenges each of us as leaders to reflect deeply on our own purpose and intention and then as we discern it take responsibility to live into it. His five core elements of authentic leadership each distinct yet unfolding together. His stories of his own journey and how authentic leadership shows up in others are very helpful
Felolv Felolv
A classic, read it years ago but have lost my copy and now I find I want a hard copy in my library. This never gets old, still as relevant today as when it was first published in 2003.
Light out of Fildon Light out of Fildon
Very adequate theory on leadership, with lots of examples that prove that this is not just a theory, but something that has been used, and it worked. Fun to read. Highly recommended reading
Winn Winn
Bill George has an impeccable pedigree in management, however, there is a reserve and a distance to his writing that made me feel like this: while I may have been eavesdropping out in the hall to a locked-door meetings of the very top ranks of American business managers, everyone behind the door knew I was listening and they were all being very careful about what they said. Nice book for the bookshelf, a few pithy pieces but this is not a business book that made me rethink anything.