Some brief overview of this book
ALL IN, ALL THE TIME
For Gary Burnison, CEO of the world’s largest executive search firm, these five simple words perfectly capture the essence of great leadership. There can be no half measures. Complete commitment, total engagement, and a powerful sense of personal responsibility are the criteria for true leadership excellence. It’s more than a job; it’s a way of life. But how do you get there? In this groundbreaking book, Burnison provides the answer.
As the leader of Korn/Ferry International, Burnison is particularly well qualified to write a guide to effective leadership. On a personal level, he experiences every day what it’s like to be responsible for the lives of others, the careers of his employees, and the expectations of stakeholders. He also deals one-on-one with some of the world’s top leaders.
In The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership, Burnison distills this vast experience into an actionable plan for building world-class leadership skills. You’ll learn how to train your focus on the twelve most critical elements of leadership, so you can
Establish your vision and develop a strategy for achieving it
Inspire your people to embrace the change you envision
Measure the effectiveness of your leadership
Build powerful teams that are aligned in purpose and strategy
Foresee new opportunities and adjust your course to meet them
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The prospect might seem daunting, but Burnison makes it more accessible than you thought possible. He presents a framework based on enduring human truths, which is applicable in every leadership role and arena. All you have to do is apply it with dedication and determination.
You have the ability. Take your first steps to leadership excellence with The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership.
Praise for The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership:
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—Carlos Slim, entrepreneur, Investor, and the world’s richest man
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—P.J. O’Rourke, political satirist, journalist, and author
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—Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Franklin “Buster” Hagenbeck
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—Eli Broad, founder of The Broad Foundations, KB Home, and SunAmerica
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—Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico