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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 www.truenorthleaders.com.

True North

Author : Jim Harrison
ISBN : 1555846513
Genre : Fiction
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An epic tale that pits a son against the legacy of his family's desecration of the earth, and his own father's more personal violations, Jim Harrison's True North is a beautiful and moving novel that speaks to the territory in our hearts that calls us back to our roots. The scion of a family of wealthy timber barons, David Burkett has grown up with a father who is a malevolent force and a mother made vague and numb by alcohol and pills. He and his sister Cynthia, a firecracker who scandalizes the family at fourteen by taking up with the son of their Finnish-Native American gardener, are mostly left to make their own way. As David comes to adulthood-often guided and enlightened by the unforgettable, intractable, courageous women he loves-he realizes he must come to terms with his forefathers' rapacious destruction of the woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, as well as the working people who made their wealth possible. Jim Harrison has given us a family tragedy of betrayal, amends, and justice for the worst sins. True North is a bravura performance from one of our finest writers, accomplished with deep humanity, humor, and redemptive soul.

True North

Author : Jill Ker Conway
ISBN : 9780307797339
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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True North is the inspirational Canadian Chapter of Jill Ker Conway's life story, which began with her much love, bestselling memoir, The Road from Coorain. Beginning with her departure from Australia, Jill Ker Conway tells of her romance with Harvard House Master John Conway, of coming to grips with his manic-depressive disorder, and of their move to Canada in 1964 where she became the first female vice-president at the University of Toronto. In this vibrant memoir, we watch as a most private woman makes of herself a public persona in Canada. From the Hardcover edition.

True North

Author : Heather Ehrman Krill
ISBN : 9781504959032
Genre : Fiction
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Andrew and Elizabeth have been able to have two children thanks to the help of in vitro fertilization, and now they have decided to make their remaining ten embryos available for adoption by others. Their choice creates ripples through the lives of their two children, Michelle and Stephen, and of two others born from their embryos, Caroline and Brian, who were transferred as embryos to a lesbian couple. Set between the White Mountains and seacoast of New Hampshire, these four teenagers discover by accident that they are siblings. When Caroline develops pediatric leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant, her mothers must search for the family whose embryos they had selected from a fertility clinic sixteen years earlier. The tragic illness draws the two families together, bringing to light a secret that has been hidden for years. Over the course of one school year, the young characters and their parents navigate depression, substance abuse, developing sexuality, homophobia, chronic illness, and suicide. They represent only part of the complexity comprising today’s modern family, with each member in search of his or her true north. This novel tells a tale of four teenagers struggling with the different challenges of youth as well as the uncommon revelation of their origin and relationships as genetic siblings.

Finding Your True North

Author : Bill George
ISBN : 1118039548
Genre : Business & Economics
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True North

Author : Bernie Finkelstein
ISBN : 9780771047930
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the all-time greats in Canadian music recounts his life and times in the business from the 1960s to the present. Whether acting as a producer, indie record label owner (True North), or manager of great singer/songwriters and bands, such as Bruce Cockburn, Sarah McLachlan, Rough Trade and k-os, Bernie Finkelstein is a sterling example of a Canadian music management legend.

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.

True North

Author : Mark Liederbach
ISBN : 9781433676888
Genre : Religion
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A Christian ethics professor explores the person and work of Jesus Christ in relation to creation, redemption, and the restoration of all things, explaining why creation care involves more than global warming debates.

Finding Your True North

Author : C. J. Frost
ISBN : 9781606938706
Genre : Self-Help
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C.J. Frost writes a heartfelt, funny and sincere account of how he found happiness and redemption in Finding Your True North. C. J. Frost began experiencing physiological distress after the death of his father. He didn't know where the pain and hopelessness was coming from but it had, throughout his life, left him friendless and alone and in dead-end relationships where he had played and used every woman he was with. As his memory began to become clear to him, he realized he'd been dramatically traumatized as a child. What followed was a exploration that led him into a place of darkness and self-destruction that cost him everything-his marriage, his livelihood and C.J. found himself homeless with no friends and no where to turn. After years of scraping rock bottom, C.J. had an epiphany. He knew he had to turn his life around, not just for him, but for his son. His son became his "True North" and C.J. slowly and painfully began the tenuous path of self-discovery and recovery. Finding an unbridled passion for everyone that is lost, alone and who feel there is no hope and no way out. Frost's inspiring narration will encourage you to reach for and find your own True North, no matter what your life situation or past experiences.

True North

Author : Myron Arms
ISBN : 9780942679335
Genre : Nature
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A collection of sixteen personal essays that chronicle two-and-a-half decades of voyaging into remote destinations, from the fiords of northern Labrador to the ice fields of western Greenland, from the outports of Newfoundland to the fishing villages of Iceland and the Faroe Isles.

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