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Common Purpose - How Great Leaders Get Organizations to Achieve the Extraordinary

Marshall Goldsmith, Joel Kurtzman

Narrator Marc Cashman

Publisher: Ascent Audio

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Summary

Over the years, thousands of books, articles, studies and theories  have been developed on the topic of leadership. People are  fascinated by the subject and with how they can become better  leaders or rise to leadership-level positions. And yet, despite all  this work, a consensus has not emerged with respect to what  leadership is, how leaders develop, and  perhaps most  importantly  how to become a more effective leader. The  appetite for books that provide answers to these questions is  almost insatiable.   COMMON PURPOSE will answer these questions. But it will be  different from all those leadership books already on the shelf  because it will show that common purpose, is the heart and  soul of great leadership. Common purpose is a new concept.  What is common purpose? It is that rare, almost-palpable  experience that happens when a leader coalesces a group, team or  community into a creative, dynamic, brave and nearly invincible  we.  It happens the moment the  organizations values, tools, objectives and hopes are  internalized in a way that enables people to work tirelessly toward  a goal. Years ago, there was a book about the inner game of tennis  which changed the way people think about and play sports. Common  purpose is the inner game of leadership. Common purpose is rarely  achieved. But Kurtzman has observed that when a leader is able to  bring it about, the results are outsized, measurable and  inspiring.  COMMON PURPOSE is a book about leaders, leadership and how to  lead. It is based on Kurtzmans recent interviews with more  than 50 leaders. It is also based on research on leadership he has  conducted over the years beginning at The New York Times,  the Harvard Business Review, Booz & Company, during his  career as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, his own consulting  firm and for groups like Mercer HR, Korn/Ferry International and  Heidrick & Struggles.
Duration: about 7 hours (06:58:41)
Publishing date: 2020-07-20; Unabridged; Copyright Year: 2020. Copyright Statment: —