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From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values–Based Leadership

  • ID: 2217215
  • Book
  • May 2011
  • Region: Global
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for From Values to Action

"A worthy read for any aspiring leader. Kraemer leverages his unique collection of world–class experiences to bring the leadership journey to life in a compelling and practical fashion." Douglas R. Conant, president and CEO, Campbell Soup Company

"Values–based leadership has never been more important. For anyone wanting to be a better leader, every page of Kraemer′s book offers practical advice." Greg Case, president and CEO, Aon Corporation

"Kraemer′s engaging book takes you into the heart of genuine leadership: the practices and habits that enable leaders to be reflective, self–aware, and genuinely humble. Like learning from a superb mentor, Kraemer shares his deep experience and inner secrets of what it takes to lead a great organization." Bill George, professor, Harvard Business School; former chair and CEO, Medtronic; and best–selling author, True North and Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis

"There′s a difference between doing things right and doing the right thing. This is the essence of values–based leadership, which Kraemer captures in this lively and highly readable book. A must–read for traveling the road ahead." Gary Burnison, CEO, Korn/Ferry International

"In an increasingly fast–paced and turbulent world, leadership based on character and values will be essential for impact and success. This book provides a wonderfully clear and practical view of what values–based leadership means and how it can be applied in our everyday life." Dominic Barton, global managing director, McKinsey & Company"Values and culture are paramount to corporate leadership. This book provides leaders with the tools to develop their talent." Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO, General Electric Company

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Introduction: Doing the Right Thing.

Part I The Four Principles.

1 Self–Reflection.

2 Balance and Perspective.

3 True Self–Confidence.

4 Genuine Humility.

Part II The Essential Elements of a Values–Based Organization.

5 Leading with Values.

6 Talent Management and Leadership Development.

7 Setting a Clear Direction.

8 Effective Communication.

9 Motivation and Team Engagement.

10 Execution and Implementation: Making It Happen.

Part III Leading Your Organization from Success to Significance.

11 The Courage to Lead Through Change, Controversy, and Crisis.

12 Socially Responsible Leadership.


About the Author.


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Harry M. Kraemer
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