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True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership by David Gergen, Peter Sims, Bill George

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PRACTICING YOUR VALUES AND PRINCIPLES
Leaders with principles are less likely to get bullied or pushed around because they can draw clear lines in the sand. . . . The softest pillow is a clear conscience.
—Narayana Murthy, founder and former CEO, Infosys
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In gaining a clear awareness of who you are, you must understand your values and the principles that guide your leadership. Several leaders referred to their values as their moral compass. Novartis’s Dan Vasella observed, “Most people have some kind of moral compass that tells them in which direction to go.” Former Johnson & Johnson chairman and CEO Jim Burke, who made the courageous decision ...

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