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Remember Who You Are : 15 Harvard Professors Tell Life Stories That Inspire the Heart and Mind - Daisy Wademan

Remember Who You Are

15 Harvard Professors Tell Life Stories That Inspire the Heart and Mind

By: Daisy Wademan (Editor)

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Leadership requires many attributes besides intelligence and business savvy—courage, character, compassion, and respect are just a few. New managers learn concrete skills in the classroom or on the job, but where do they hone the equally important human values that will guide them through a career that is both successful and meaningful? In this inspirational book, Daisy Wademan gathers lessons on balancing the personal and professional responsibilities of leadership from faculty members of Harvard Business School. Offering a rare glimpse inside the classrooms in which many of the world's prominent leaders are trained, Remember Who You Are imparts lessons learned not in business, but in life. From the revelations on luck and obligation brought by a terrifying mountain accident to a widowed mother's lesson of respect for people rather than job titles, these unforgettable stories and reflections, shared by renowned contributors from Rosabeth Moss Kanter to former HBS Dean Kim Clark, remind us that great leadership is not only about the mind, but the heart.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Gaining Perspective
A Fall Before Rising: Relax -- enjoy and celebrate your lifep. 11
The Stuffed Bird: Ignore the distractions, have confidence, and focus on the task at handp. 21
Be Like Yourself: Draw a nuanced distinction between who you are and what you dop. 35
A Matter of Black and White: Examine your own past, where your ideas come fromp. 47
Managing Yourself
A Bad Meal, and the Truth: Stay grounded and accessiblep. 61
Reunion: Reframe the way you think about riskp. 75
On the Fallacy of Perfection: Let a new image of yourself emergep. 85
Katharine Hepburn and Me: Find a powerful leadership voicep. 99
Leading Others
Sara's Story: Realize that no one is a numberp. 111
In the Moment: Give the gift of high expectationsp. 119
Why People Will Work for You: Sacrifice some measure of your own powerp. 131
The Mount Rushmore Question: Help people gain more positive perspectives on themselvesp. 141
Building Values
The Race: Be tough, lucky, selfless, and fairp. 153
The Oath: Begin to fix what has been brokenp. 165
Remember Who You Are: Dream and hope and believe in yourselfp. 175
About the Authorp. 185
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ISBN: 9781591392842
ISBN-10: 1591392845
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 12th May 2004
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.1 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.28