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In Leading Matters, current Chairman of Alphabet (Google's parent company), former President of Stanford University, and "Godfather of Silicon Valley," John L. Hennessy shares the core elements of leadership that helped him become a successful tech entrepreneur, esteemed academic, and venerated administrator.  

Hennessy's approach to leadership is laser-focused on the journey rather than the destination. Each chapter in Leading Matters looks at valuable elements that have shaped Hennessy's career in practice and philosophy. He discusses the pivotal role that humility, authenticity and trust, service, empathy, courage, collaboration, innovation, intellectual curiosity, storytelling, and legacy have all played in his prolific, interdisciplinary career.  

Hennessy takes these elements and applies them to instructive stories, such as his encounters with other Silicon Valley leaders including Jim Clark, founder of Netscape; Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State and Stanford provost; John Arrillaga, one of the most successful Silicon Valley commercial real estate developers; and Phil Knight, founder of Nike and philanthropist with whom Hennessy co-founded Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University.  

Across government, education, commerce, and non-profits, the need for effective leadership could not be more pressing. This book is essential listening for those tasked with leading any complex enterprise in the academic, not-for-profit, or for-profit sector.

©2018 John L. Hennessy (P)2019 Tantor

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Great book for prospective leaders

Great leadership lessons with examples from real life situations that are short and to the point

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