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

  • ID: 2217215
  • Book
  • 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. Jansen Kraemer Jr. is a professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University′s Kellogg School of Management, where he teaches in the MBA and the Executive MBA programs. He is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, one of the largest private equity firms in the United States, where he consults with CEOs and other senior executives of companies in MDP′s extensive portfolio. Kraemer is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc., a multibillion–dollar global health care company. He was voted the Kellogg School Professor of the Year in 2008. Visit [external URL]

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