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The leadership classic, Discover Your True North, expanded for today's listeners.

Discover Your True North is the best-selling leadership classic that enables you to become an authentic leader by discovering your True North. Originally based on first-person interviews with 125 leaders, this book instantly became a must-hear business classic when it was introduced in 2007. Now expanded and updated to introduce 48 new leaders and new learning about authentic global leaders, this revisited classic includes more diverse, global, and contemporary leaders of all ages. New case studies include Warren Buffett, Indra Nooyi, Arianna Huffington, Jack Ma, Paul Polman, Mike Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg, and many others. Alongside these studies, former Medtronic CEO Bill George continues to share his personal stories and his wisdom by describing how you can become the leader you want to be, with helpful exercises included throughout the book.

Being a leader is about much more than title and management skills - it's fundamentally a question of who we are as human beings. Discover Your True North offers a concrete and comprehensive program for becoming an authentic leader, and shows how to chart your path to leadership success.

Once you discover the purpose of your leadership, you'll find the true leader inside you. This book shows you how to use your natural leadership abilities to inspire and empower others to excellence in today's complex global world. Discover Your True North enables you to become the leader you were born to be, and stay on track of your True North.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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  • robert
  • 02-10-2018

Missed Opportunity for Greatness

This book contains a few gems of useful information and strategies to use to vector your life. However, overall it becomes very repetitive in dropping the names of famous CEOs and saying how they generically pushed through adversity. There is no attempted bridge between "high performing" individuals and the vast majority of people who are not on the CEO track but could be helped by this book if it were better presented.

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  • Tawny O'Donnal
  • 09-07-2020

Insightful. Engaging. Authentic.

Bill does a great job of interlacing leaders, their stories and guiding principles that are applicable in all areas of one’s life.

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  • Miss R.
  • 31-12-2019

Helped me re-focus

It turned out to be a different book to what I expected. Gave me permission to step away and look at myself from a new angle. Inspirational stories about the human side of real leaders. What worked, and what didn’t. It was the reminder I needed to not “make do”, to invest in myself and to go after what I believe in.

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  • Katherine
  • 09-10-2019

Great Book

This is a wonderful book with incredible subject matter and insights. However, I did not enjoy the narration of the text.

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  • Damien
  • 19-02-2019

Good mini stories and connection to values

Good mini stories and connection of values and guiding principles and how to use that in a business context.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-12-2018

Entrepreneurs and Leaders Will Love This Book

The book helps readers identify their own "true north" of management and leadership by telling the real world stories of Senior Global leaders. Throughout the book. Expect to find out what drives your leadership style and which elements of each leader resonates with you. Enjoy!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-07-2018

a truly transformational book

a must for any new leader or highly motivated person. I enjoyed it and could leave it until I finished it.

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  • St Surf
  • 29-04-2018

Anodyne stories of pharmaceutical CEOs

Repetitive and not very instructive or inspiring. Much better books out there in this genre

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  • CareyD
  • 01-11-2017

True North... Anecdotal

Overly lengthy anecdotes intertwined to drive home topics and points. I appreciate the discussion. Decent read.

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  • Margaret
  • 19-12-2016

A step by step exploration of how and why you lead

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