Leading the Life You Want

Leading the Life You Want

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qMust professional accomplishments come at the expense of having a full life? Not according to Wharton professor and leadership and work-life expert Stewart D. Friedman. In his new book, Friedman identifies critical skills for leading an authentic and balanced life, and illustrates them through the compelling stories of six remarkable high-profile people. He also shows how to develop and apply each skill through a series of exercises anyone can use. Each leader showcased in the book-Bruce Springsteen, Michelle Obama, Sheryl Sandberg, Tom Tierney, Eric Greitens, and Julie Foudy-exemplifies a specific set of skills for achieving greater harmony between work and life. Friedman identifies these discrete skills-for being real, being whole, and being innovative-that reduce conflict. Then, based on in depth interviews and research, he paints a dramatic picture of the creative ways these six very different leaders pursue authenticity and harmony every day. Friedman also includes exercises for practicing each skill, along with actionable ideas curated from research in organizational psychology and related fields, for applying them. This book will inspire and reinforce the changes people want to make to lead more balanced lives and to become better leadersq--Strength aamp; Compassion: Photographs and Essays. Washington, DC: ... Huffington Post, November 9, 2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-greitens/veteransday -2012_b_2096303.html. ... Harvard Business School Newsroom. a€œThomasanbsp;...

Title:Leading the Life You Want
Author:Stewart D. Friedman
Publisher:Harvard Business Press - 2014-09-23


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