Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value

  • 8h 24m 30s
  • Bill George
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2004

In the wake of continuing corporate scandals there have been few, if any, CEOs that have stepped forward as models of "doing things right"—except the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Bill George. George has become the unofficial spokesperson for responsible leadership—in business, the media, and academia.

In Authentic Leadership Bill George makes the case that we do need new leaders, not just new laws, to bring us out of the current corporate crisis. He persuasively demonstrates that authentic leaders of mission-driven companies will create far greater shareholder value than financially oriented companies. During George's twelve-year leadership at Medtronic, the company's market capitalization soared from $1.1 billion to $460 billion, averaging 35% per year.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: Leadership is Authenticity, Not Style
  • Chapter 2: The Transformation of Leaders
  • Chapter 3: Leading a Balanced Life
  • Chapter 4: Missions Motivate, Dollars Don't
  • Chapter 5: Values Don't Lie
  • Chapter 6: It's the Customer, Stupid!
  • Chapter 7: It's Not Just the CEO
  • Chapter 8: Whose Bottom Line: Customers or Shareholders?
  • Chapter 9: Seven Deadly Sins—Pitfalls to Growth
  • Chapter 10: Overcoming Obstacles—Nothing Can Stand in Your Way
  • Chapter 11: Ethical Dilemmas—When in Rome, Don't Follow the Romans
  • Chapter 12: Innovations From the Heart
  • Chapter 13: Acquisitions Aren't Just About Money
  • Chapter 14: Shareholders Come Third
  • Chapter 15: Governance is Governance
  • Chapter 16: Sticking Your Neck Out
  • Chapter 17: Preparing for Succession … and Moving On