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More Hesselbein on Leadership

ISBN: 978-1-118-59281-6
120 pages
February 2013, Jossey-Bass
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"Frances Hesselbein inspires people from all walks of life, from Fortune 500 CEOs to philanthropists, military general officers, young leaders, and nonprofit executives in every social sector. Leadership, she teaches, begins not with what you do, but with who you are."
--Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall

Get wisdom and advice on a range of timeless leadership topics and challenges from Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO of the acclaimed Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute. This collection of compelling articles is a must-read for leaders who need to be prepared to guide their organizations into an uncertain future. With rare intelligence and keen insight, she:

  • Offers an impassioned discussion about her zeal for diversity and inclusion
  • Takes a hard look at today's pervasive atmosphere of cynicism and mistrust
  • Reveals how leaders can change the lives of children, schools, and communitities
  • Extols a new generation that relate to the maxim "Leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do"
  • Shows what it takes to be a true leader during a crisis
  • And more.  
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Table of Contents

Foreword: A Call to Serve vii

Introduction xvii

Part I The Personal Side of Leadership 1

A Long and Exuberant Journey 2

The Defining Moment 6

Peter Drucker's Light Shines On 9

Seeing Things Whole 15

The Art of Listening 20

Part II Bulding and Sustaining Strong Organizations 25

The Key to Cultural Transformation 26

Leadership by Example 29

The Inspiring Journey We All Share 34

An Antidote to Cynicism 37

Changing Hearts, Changing Minds—Changing Lives 40

Emerging Leaders 45

The Indispensable Partnership 50

Crisis Management: A Leadership Imperative 56

Part III Leading Today and Tomorrow 59

The Leaders We Need 60

Beyond the Distracting Clamor, We Hear the Leaders of the Future 63

Together, We Can Change the World 65

In Service to the Common Good 68

Faces in the Crowd 71

The Winter of Our Concern 74

Circles of Inclusion 78


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Author Information

Frances Hesselbein is the president and CEO of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute (formerly the Leader to Leader Institute) and editor in chief of the award-winning quarterly journal Leader to Leader as well as coeditor of 27 books translated into 29 languages. Named the "Best Nonprofit Manager in America" by Fortune magazine, she serves on many nonprofit and corporate boards and has won numerous awards and honors, including the highest civilian honor in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award presented to her by President William J. Clinton recognized her exemplary leadership as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA from 1976 to 1990, her role as the founding president of the Drucker Foundation, and her service as "a pioneer for women, diversity, and inclusion." She is the author of her autobiography My Life in Leadership: The Journey and Lessons Learned Along the Way.

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