Praise for More Hesselbein on Leadership
"Frances understands that leadership is much more than a set of steps, prescriptions, or labels. She taught me that leadership is highly personal. It is an expression of our deeply held values, a sense of hopefulness, and a commitment to serve. ′To lead is to serve′ she has reminded me, again and again. Read her words to discover the true essence of leadership."
Michele Hunt, author of DreamMakers: Putting Vision & Values to Work
"Frances Hesselbein inspires people from all walks of life, from Fortune 500 CEOs to philanthropists, military general officers, young leaders, and nonprofit executives in every social sector. Leadership, she teaches, begins not with what you do, but with who you are. And she shows with her own personal example that one of the greatest sources of continuous self–renewal is leadership done in the spirit of service. Frances shines a light!"
Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall
As the president and CEO of the acclaimed Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute (formerly the Leader to Leader Institute) and editor in chief of the organization′s journal, Frances Hesselbein has shared her wealth of knowledge and in–the–trenches experience through a series of compelling articles on the topic of leadership.
In this follow–up to her Hesselbein on Leadership, Frances Hesselbein offers a collection of her most celebrated articles from Leader to Leader. Each article is filled with wisdom and advice for today′s leaders who must be prepared to guide their organizations into an uncertain future. Hesselbein′s writings explore a range of timeless leadership topics and challenges. With rare intelligence and keen insight, she offers up an impassioned discussion about her zeal for diversity and inclusion; takes a hard look at today′s pervasive atmosphere of cynicism and mistrust; reveals how leaders can change the lives of children, schools, and communities; extols a new generation that relate to the maxim "Leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do"; shows what it takes to be a true leader during a crisis; and much more.
Throughout More Hesselbein on Leadership the message is clear: today′s leaders must have the ability to build and sustain strong organizations by developing the leadership skills that will serve them today and into the future.
Foreword: A Call to Serve vii
Part I The Personal Side of Leadership 1
A Long and Exuberant Journey 2
The Defining Moment 6
Peter Drucker′s Light Shines On 9
Seeing Things Whole 15
The Art of Listening 20
Part II Bulding and Sustaining Strong Organizations 25
The Key to Cultural Transformation 26
Leadership by Example 29
The Inspiring Journey We All Share 34
An Antidote to Cynicism 37
Changing Hearts, Changing Minds Changing Lives 40
Emerging Leaders 45
The Indispensable Partnership 50
Crisis Management: A Leadership Imperative 56
Part III Leading Today and Tomorrow 59
The Leaders We Need 60
Beyond the Distracting Clamor, We Hear the Leaders of the Future 63
Together, We Can Change the World 65
In Service to the Common Good 68
Faces in the Crowd 71
The Winter of Our Concern 74
Circles of Inclusion 78
Frances Hesselbein is the president and CEO of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute (formerly the Leader to Leader Institute) and editor in chief of the award–winning quarterly journal Leader to Leader as well as coeditor of 27 books translated into 29 languages. Named the "Best Nonprofit Manager in America" by Fortune magazine, she serves on many nonprofit and corporate boards and has won numerous awards and honors, including the highest civilian honor in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award presented to her by President William J. Clinton recognized her exemplary leadership as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA from 1976 to 1990, her role as the founding president of the Drucker Foundation, and her service as "a pioneer for women, diversity, and inclusion." She is the author of her autobiography My Life in Leadership: The Journey and Lessons Learned Along the Way.