Book News: August 15th, 2011

In this book Harry M Kramer sets out the four principles of value-based leadership.

He argues that today’s organisational environment demands values-based leaders who, in “doing the right thing,” deliver outstanding and lasting results. The journey to becoming a values-based leader starts with self-reflection. He asks, “If you are not self-reflective, how can you know yourself? If you do not know yourself, how can you lead yourself? If you cannot lead yourself, how can you lead others?”

Kraemer identifies self-reflection as the first of four principles that guide leaders to make choices that honour their values and candidly recounts how these principles helped him navigate some of the toughest challenges he faced in his career.

The book offers a framework for adopting the principles of values-based leadership self-reflection, balance, true self-confidence, and genuine humility to lead organizations effectively.

Published by Wiley. ISBN: 978-0-470-88125-5. £16.14