Book Review Short Take: True North – Emerging Leader Edition

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There are, conservatively, 300 gazillion books published every year. No one has the time to list them, let alone read them or review them. That’s a problem because there’s a lot of value in many books you may not hear about because of the clutter. 

“Short Takes” is my humble effort to cut through the clutter and highlight business books that might be perfect for your next read. Here are three reviews of True North: Leading Authentically in Today’s Workplace, Emerging Leader Edition that can help you decide if it should be your next read.

From Charter: ‘True North – Emerging Leader Edition’ by Bill George and Zach Clayton: A simple, compelling formula for leadership

“Over the past two decades, Bill George, the former CEO of Medtronic and professor at Harvard Business School, has been preaching his own version of this newer ‘authentic leadership,’ founded in ‘truth-telling, transparency, and trust,’ societal impact, and individual wellbeing. With co-author Zach Clayton, the CEO of a digital-marketplace company, he just published True North – Emerging Leader Edition, which builds on George’s 2007 classic True North with updated interviews and material.”

From McKinsey: Author Talks: Bill George sets a course for ‘true north’

“In this follow-up to his original best seller, George issues new advice for maintaining what you stand for, your ‘true north,’ amid the most disruptive era in recent history. To survive compounding crises and create long-term shareholder value, he says businesses need emotionally intelligent leaders who don’t just uphold their stakeholders’ principles but truly share them.”

From Rodger Dean Duncan: Want To Lead Best? Follow Your True North

“Look around you. Many people—’busy’ though they are—seem to amble through their days in a directionless cadence, leaving the footprints of their lives meandering down a road that’s meandering itself. There’s a better way to live life and do work, and Bill George provides the ideal guidance.”

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