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
Part I The Four Principles.
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.