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True North

Author : Bill George
ISBN : 0470893958
Genre : Business & Economics
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True North shows how anyone who follows their internal compass can become an authentic leader. This leadership tour de force is based on research and first-person interviews with 125 of today’s top leaders—with some surprising results. In this important book, acclaimed former Medtronic CEO Bill George and coauthor Peter Sims share the wisdom of these outstanding leaders and describe how you can develop as an authentic leader. True North presents a concrete and comprehensive program for leadership success and shows how to create your own Personal Leadership Development Plan centered on five key areas: Knowing your authentic self Defining your values and leadership principles Understanding your motivations Building your support team Staying grounded by integrating all aspects of your life True North offers an opportunity for anyone to transform their leadership path and become the authentic leader they were born to be. Personal, original, and illuminating stories from Warren Bennis, Sir Adrian Cadbury, George Shultz (former U.S. secretary of state), Charles Schwab, John Whitehead (Cochairman, Goldman Sachs), Anne Mulcahy (CEO, Xerox), Howard Schultz (CEO, Starbucks), Dan Vasella (CEO, Novartis), John Brennan (Chairman, Vanguard), Carol Tome (CFO, Home Depot), Donna Dubinsky (CEO/cofounder, Palm), Alan Horn (President, Warner Brothers), Ann Moore (CEO, Time, Inc.) and many others illustrate the transitions that shape the type of leaders who will thrive in the 21st century. Bill George (Cambridge, MA) has spent over 30 years in executive leadership positions at Litton, Honeywell, and Medtronic. As CEO of Medtronic, he built the company into the world’s leading medical technology company as its market capitalization increased from $1.1 billion to $60 billion. Since 2004, he has been a professor at the Harvard Business School. His 2004 book Authentic Leadership (0-7879-7528-1) was a BusinessWeek bestseller. Peter Sims (San Francisco, CA) established “Leadership Perspectives,” a course on leadership development at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and cofounded the London office of Summit Partners, a leading investment firm. Their Web site is
Category: Business & Economics

Discover Your True North

Author : Bill George
ISBN : 9781119082941
Genre : Business & Economics
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Revised edition of the author's Finding your true north, 2008.
Category: Business & Economics

Raising True North

Author : Greg Dickson
ISBN : 9780646478777
Genre : Adventure stories, Australian
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RIDE A FRESH new wave of maritime adventure as this gripping tale takes you in search of forgotten treasure amongst the reef-strewn islands of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. From the colonial port of Sydney Cove in the early 1800's to the still-uncharted waters of the infamous Torres Strait, follow the action as two modern-day sea gypsies sail headlong into history. Climb aboard 'Storm Along' with a beguiling passenger. Tack from Romance to reef in their perilous quest for the ultimate prize. Will they succeed? Take the plunge and find out for yourself when you sign on for the excitement of... RAISING TRUE NORTH.
Category: Adventure stories, Australian

True North A Father S Compass

Author : Ron J. Lint
ISBN : 9781600345708
Genre : Religion
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Young men, and men of all ages, need to know what God expects of them and what their role is in God's plan. This book was written to warn of the new world view that teaches wrong concepts, provides wrong reasoning, and leads ultimately to failure in the family, in churches, and in communities. (Practical Life)
Category: Religion

True North

Author : Kathryn Lasky
ISBN : 0590205242
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Because of the strong influence which her grandfather, an abolitionist, has in her life, fourteen-year-old Lucy assists a fugitive slave girl in her escape.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

True North

Author : Elliott Merrick
ISBN : 9781556439094
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A classic 1930s memoir relates a couple's wintertime trek with a group of trappers through one of Canada's most pristine and challenging landscapes, a journey during which they experienced both the imminent danger and the majestic beauty of nature. Reprint.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

True North

Author : H. B. Kravets
ISBN : 1452083304
Genre : Fiction
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True North is a love story that began long before the World War II mission when David's B-17 bomber takes a direct hit. He parachutes into Germany, is captured by the enemy, and starts a journey into hell. After a terrifying escape and months in military hospitals, he returns home and struggles with the physical and emotional scars inflicted by the horrors of combat and his experiences as a prisoner of war. Haunted by nightmares and flashbacks of the war, David struggles to navigate through civilian life. He marries his childhood sweetheart. With guile and manipulation, he rises to the top of a major corporation. However, a terrible wartime secret lies locked within him that only a psychiatrist, with his own unsolvable problems, can unlock. David has an affair with a beautiful seductress and finds himself impossibly in love with two women. His arrogance and infidelity lead him into a downward spiral. He loses his family, his mistress, and the career he fought so hard to build. Serendipitously, he is reunited with an unusual acquaintance who offers him a job and a chance for redemption, but David has to sell his soul to the devil in order to succeed. How David resolves the casualties he left behind in his escape from Germany, his drive for success, his infidelity, and how he opens the secret that tortures him is the climax of the story.
Category: Fiction

Finding Your True North

Author : Bill George
ISBN : 9780470371510
Genre : Business & Economics
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Category: Business & Economics

True North

Author : Marie Force
ISBN : 9780983475408
Genre : Fiction
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Two high-powered careers. Two weeks of no-strings sex. A love they never expected… The first time Travis North lays eyes on Liana McDermott, she's wearing the most hideous bridesmaid dress he's ever seen. He doesn't immediately recognize the world-famous super model who is attending her cousin Enid's wedding at the country club he owns. Thanks to Enid's shameless matchmaking, Travis and Liana become acquainted and later embark on a two-week fling intended to be free of emotion and entanglement. As Liana's return to work gets closer, however, Travis wonders how he'll ever let her go when the time comes while Liana considers whether he might be her true north. Two high-powered careers, two amazing weeks and a love that comes along just once in a lifetime. Is she ready to give up her career for a different kind of life? Does he want the same things she does? After insisting on an emotionless affair, she can't very well ask him. Or can she?
Category: Fiction

True North

Author : Kimberly Kafka
ISBN : 9781101213100
Genre : Fiction
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For six years Bailey Lockhart has lived alone in the Alaskan bush, supporting herself from the cockpit of a floatplane. She is the only white woman in a land owned by the local Ingalik tribe; her closest neighbor is a fellow bush pilot and activist named Kash. Bailey and Kash are drawn to each other, but their fiercely independent natures keep them apart. When two Easterners hire Bailey to pilot them into the bush, a series of events is set in motion that will upset the delicate racial balance of the land and lead to violence. As the truth behind the couple's arrival becomes apparent, the refuge Bailey has created for herself shatters. Forced to face the demons of her unresolved past, she is given a chance to free herself at last from the secret that haunts her. Marked by spare, resonant prose and imbued with an indelible sense of place, True North tells a powerful story of adventure and survival. It is a welcome debut by a gifted new voice in literary fiction.
Category: Fiction