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

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EMPOWERING PEOPLE TO LEAD
I get things done by identifying with the people in the company and by trusting them. I care most about building a good team to lead the company.
—Anne Mulcahy, Chair and CEO, Xerox
 
Watching the brilliant young Norwegian conductor Arild Remmereit lead the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, I realized that an entirely new version of the “conductor as metaphor for leadership” has emerged, one that is consistent with our vision of how the new breed of authentic leaders empowers others to step up and lead.
Remmereit’s style was in sharp contrast to the great showmen who led major orchestras in years past, when the conductor was out front taking all the credit. As he prepared to conduct Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony, Remmereit ...

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