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9780470881255

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470881255

  • ISBN10:

    0470881259

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-04-19
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Respected former CEO, professor, and speaker examines what it takes to become a values-based leaderIn this highly-anticipated book, Harry Kraemer argues that today's business environment demands values-based leaders who, in "doing the right thing," deliver outstanding and lasting results. The journey to becoming a values-based leader starts with self-reflection. He asks, "If you are not self-reflective, how can you know yourself? If you do not know yourself, how can you lead yourself? If you cannot lead yourself, how can you lead others?" Kraemer identifies self-reflection as the first of four principles that guide leaders to make choices that honor their values and candidly recounts how these principles helped him navigate some of the toughest challenges he faced in his career. Offers a framework for adopting the principles of values-based leadership?self-reflection, balance, true self-confidence, and genuine humility?to lead organizations effectively Based on Kraemer's popular Kellogg MBA course on values-based leadership A recognized expert in values-based leadership, Kraemer is a sought after speaker on the subjectLively and engaging, Kraemer's book comes at a critical time when true leadership in every facet of society is desperately needed.

Author Biography

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 www.fromvaluestoaction.com

Table of Contents

Introduction: Doing the Right Thingp. 1
The Four Principles
Self-Reflectionp. 13
Balance and Perspectivep. 27
True Self-Confidencep. 43
Genuine Humilityp. 59
The Essential Elements of a Values-Based Organization
Leading with Valuesp. 79
Talent Management and Leadership Developmentp. 95
Setting a Clear Directionp. 111
Effective Communicationp. 125
Motivation and Team Engagementp. 139
Execution and Implementation: Making it Happenp. 151
Leading Your Organization from Success to Significance
The Courage to Lead Through Change, Controversy, and Crisisp. 169
Socially Responsible Leadershipp. 183
Acknowledgmentsp. 193
About the Authorp. 197
Indexp. 199
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