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The Source of Success: Five Enduring Principles at the Heart of Real Leadership
Contributor(s): Georgescu, Peter (Author), Dorsey, David (With), Charan, Ram (Foreword by)

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ISBN: 0787980374     ISBN-13: 9780787980375
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
OUR PRICE: $29.75  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2005
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Annotation: "In The Source of Success, Peter Georgescu tackles two issues that have special resonance in today's business world: creativity and integrity. At the intersection of the two stands the type of enlightened business leader we need in the twenty-first century. Peter shares important insights forged through a remarkable career--and fascinating life story."
--Bob Wright, vice chairman, GE, and chairman and CEO, NBC Universal

"Peter Georgescu gives us all a lot to talk about in The Source of Success. He tells us what's essential for business success and then shows us how to attain it. The core of this values-based business book is the belief that to be a business success you must be a good person. In a time of corporate scandal, his message has never been more right. A great read."
--Bill Bradley, U.S. Senator

"One of the most enduring principles for success is integrity, in both our professional and personal lives. The Source of Success should be considered a leadership compass for new, as well as established, executives to achieve greatness in today's business world."
--Leonard A. Lauder, chairman, Estee Lauder

"Peter Georgescu eloquently articulates a vision of decency, fairness, and humanity in corporate life. A utopian dream? Not at all. What Georgescu is really describing is the optimum recipe for success in the twenty-first century."
--Vernon Jordan

"Peter Georgescu's career has allowed him to work with some of the great companies and great leaders in the world. From this perspective he offers observations and very provocative advice on what it takes to win in today's world of 'excess supply.' This is a book that really makes you think. The views are fresh;and Peter is a wonderful storyteller."
--Shelly Lazarus, chairman and CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

"With America still reeling from the orgy of corporate dishonesty and malfeasance symbolized by ENRON, there is already a backlash against more regulation of business. In this climate of cynicism and mistrust, this timely book comes as a breath of fresh air and courage. Corporate leaders may smile at being told they need to be honest and decent to succeed today, but this book should wipe the cynical smiles away. Peter Georgescu, former CEO of Young & Rubicam, warns that global forces have created a brutal new business environment in which productivity outstrips demand, the consumer has won, and every company's survival is always at stake. Georgescu should know: on Madison Avenue he was a master shaper of demand. Now, he argues, to win and keep loyal customers, business will have to adopt revolutionary values: honesty, trust, respect for others, integrity, and accountability. Imagine! Those are the very values business has claimed to be observing all along."
--Robin MacNeil, newscaster, journalist, and author

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Business & Economics | Leadership
- Business & Economics | Management - General
Dewey: 658.409
LCCN: 2005010928
Series: J-B Us Non-Franchise Leadership
Physical Information: 0.6" H x 5.9" W x 9" (0.70 lbs) 208 pages
 
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In "The Source of Success," Peter Georgescu, former CEO of the world-renowned advertising agency Young & Rubicam, reveals the nature of the new economic world, and shows what it takes to win in this intensely competitive arena. Georgescu presents a new standard of leadership that focuses on the key source of value in today's corporation: the relationship between the informed customer and the creative employee--a relationship, he shows, that must be built with honesty and integrity. Georgescu's vision rests on five crucial principles, which together can unleash a tremendous untapped reservoir of energy within our organizations, and within ourselves: Creative capacity and the brand integrity that grows from it are an organization's most important assets. Enlightened leaders inspire creativity through understanding, cooperation, and respect. Competence and execution are as important as ever, but they must be aimed at building intimacy with the customer. Alignment is "the" critical concept for the twenty-first-century organization. Great companies don't happen without leaders who have transformed "themselves,"
 
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