Frances Hesselbein rose from a volunteer troop leader to become CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. During her tenure she transformed the Girl Scouts and created one of the most vibrant and recognized organizations in the world. In the course of her brilliant career, she was recognized by Fortune magazine as the “Best Nonprofit Manager in America” and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Now, for the first time, Frances Hesselbein has collected her most incisive and stirring writings on the topic of leadership in one compelling book. The book affirms Hesselbein’s specific leadership principles that will give readers the inspiration to go out and become exemplary leaders.
It is also filled with the practical knowledge readers need so they can make a difference every day. These gems of leadership wisdom include Hesselbein’s thoughts on innovation, change, diversity, and what it means to be a woman leader. At the heart of the book is Hesselbein’s belief that leadership is about character – a question of how to be, not how to do it.
Published by Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-0-7879-6392-7. 15.56 dollars US.