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4.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 5 4.16 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill George Narrator: Mark Adams Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN:
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True North shows how anyone who follows his or her 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 audiobook, 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. Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 kay Kuhlmann | 1/31/2014

      " I'm reading this as part of a leadership circle. its excellent "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elena | 1/29/2014

      " Brilliant book on Leadership. It goes back to leadership basics, using plenty of real-life stories of top leaders. It talks about leadership that comes from a place of integrity and character, leadership that makes a difference and has substance. Comes with a series of self-evaluating questions, which are great to direct your leadership on the right track, or True North. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew DeRose | 1/29/2014

      " Good book. Lots of interesting anecdotes. Really hits home the idea of coming up with a personal story that drives you and motivates you to lead. Also includes the importance of creating a vision and mentorship. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susie | 1/27/2014

      " I read this for grad school - it wasn't too bad. Lots of interesting and inspiring stories of different leaders in all different realms. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie Atkinson | 1/22/2014

      " Very, very readable, uncluttered with self-important terminology. Important points for anyone who views him or herself as a leader and has a desire to live true to the best within. A wakeup call if one may be losing track of what may be the most important things. Definitely a must-read if you're into ethics and life with integrity. Nice anecdotes. Best if you're into the self-help, emotional intelligence sort of genre of business lit. It caught me at a very nice time in my life and was very validating. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles Cohen | 1/15/2014

      " Other than Good to Great, the best and most useful book about leadership I've read so far. Love the useful exercises at the end of each chapter, love the content, love the message. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samuel | 1/6/2014

      " Not a quick read, a little overwhelming with the info. However, many, many good points and challenges to take on personally in our leadership of others. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 12/28/2013

      " Good read definately gives some great leadership perspectives "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 12/9/2013

      " Reading for class...doesn't look like its going to be half bad "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Asra | 12/4/2013

      " I change my life style because of this book, thanks Mr George! "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rashaan Davis | 12/2/2013

      " Ordinary can be extraordinary.... "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany Pope | 11/18/2013

      " Easy way to understand how to become a better leader and a more authentic person. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joana | 11/16/2013

      " It makes you rethink about your life, your values, aims and decide if your chosen way is the one that makes you feel comfortable and happy. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emillam | 11/5/2013

      " An excellent compilation of leader stories that exemplify authenticity and what it takes to become great at what you do as a leader. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 8/13/2013

      " One of the best leadership books I have read in a long time.....hits your potential dead on! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elly | 7/14/2013

      " Excellent!!! A favorite. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amie | 6/20/2013

      " I am generally not a fan of Leadership books, but I did really enjoy that this book had a lot of real world examples from Leaders in all different industries. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deirdre | 5/31/2013

      " I'm not willing to part with this book. It is by far one of the best self-help (oh, how I am loathe to write that word) books ever. Really, I think it re-centered my soul. If I can get my butt into Harvard Business School one day, it would be to solely take a class with Dr. George himself. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Cottington | 5/27/2013

      " Can't be leadership from our home town ground! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 2/28/2013

      " Excellent Book for those looking for books to improve professional career. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fred Rose | 1/14/2013

      " "I don't usually read management books, i think they are mostly "well, duh". This is more a book on leadership, which is worth skimming. Mostly ideas on how to keep yourself centered on your own values." "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tania Le | 8/23/2012

      " Excellent book about how to navigate the challenges of leadership and still stay true to your ideals and values. A great guide for anyone wanting to succeed as a leader by supporting and valuing their people. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 5/21/2012

      " A valuable book on effective leadership traits. Depending upon your level, you may find it revealing many new concepts or simply providing a good refresher on many you felt you already knew. Regardless of whether it is revealing, reinforcing, or both, there are good lessons here for all. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Orlando Mac | 4/27/2012

      " Excellent book. Discilpine and self awareness are very important factors to find your true north. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bert Hopkins | 2/14/2012

      " Excellent book written by a genuine leader. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kinnari | 7/9/2011

      " I enjoyed reading this book and it had loads of real world short examples from Leaders. Good book. "

    • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrew Heiss | 7/7/2011

      " Wow. Platitudes upon platitudes upon stories about platitudes. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 6/17/2011

      " Good introspective text for someone looking to imporve his/her leadership skills and style. Very readable, with lots of concrete examples. Book is based on interviews with 125 "authentic leaders" (George's term, defined in the book) from all levels and areas of leadership. Quite useful. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asra | 5/13/2011

      " I change my life style because of this book, thanks Mr George! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 2/11/2011

      " Should be required reading for any business person. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 12/2/2010

      " Great book to get you to think about your skill and life. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 11/1/2009

      " Helps you understand how your personal values and experiences, esp from childhood, shape your leadership style. I particularly liked the "crucible" moments of very successful leaders like Kevin Sharer.
      The exercises in the Appendix can be powerful if you do them! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 9/22/2009

      " Excellent Book for those looking for books to improve professional career. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samuel | 3/26/2009

      " Not a quick read, a little overwhelming with the info. However, many, many good points and challenges to take on personally in our leadership of others. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 10/22/2008

      " Fantastic Book! Heard him speak at Willow's Summit in August 2008. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 8/23/2008

      " Reading for class...doesn't look like its going to be half bad "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susie | 6/25/2008

      " I read this for grad school - it wasn't too bad. Lots of interesting and inspiring stories of different leaders in all different realms. "

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    About the Author
    Bill George is a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He is the author of three best-selling books True North, Finding Your True North, and Authentic Leadership.
    About the Narrator

    Mark Adams is the author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time. His writing has appeared in GQ, Outside, New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Rolling Stone, and National Geographic Adventure, among others. He lives near New York City with his wife and their three sons.