Common Purpose

From one of the most respected names in business and leadership, a rare look at the specifics of how great leaders achieve common purpose and success within their organizations.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 hapFrom one of the most respected names in business and leadership, a rare look at the specifics of how great leaders achieve common purpose and success within their organizations.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 organization s values, tools, objectives and hopes are internalized in a way that enables people to work tirelessly toward a goal 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.Based on Kurtzman s all new interviews with than 50 leaders, including Ron Sargent, Ilene Lang, Micky Arison, Simon Cooper, Joel Klein, Janet Field, Steve Wynn, Shivan Subramaniam, Michael Dell, Richard Boyatzis, Tom Kelley, Michael Milken, and Warren Bennis Contains research on leadership Kurtzman has conducted during his years at The New York Times, the Harvard Business Review, Booz Company, as well as with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mercer, and Korn Ferry Based on all new interviews with some of the most dynamic, successful, and enduring leaders, Common Purpose sheds new light on the meaning of leadership, the crucial qualities of leaders, and most importantly, how to lead.
Common Purpose From one of the most respected names in business and leadership a rare look at the specifics of how great leaders achieve common purpose and success within their organizations What is common purpose

  • Title: Common Purpose
  • Author: Joel Kurtzman
  • ISBN: 9780470490099
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. The main theme of the book is that common purpose leadership brings organizations measurable, long-lasting successes. On the contrary, all the R.I.P. (rest in peace) companies did not have common purpose, vision, or goals. (p.26)By common purpose, Joel Kurtzman (p. xii) refers to “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 is a sense of “inclusiveness”; we are all in [...]

    2. Joel Kurtzman examines how leaders can bring together a group of people to achieve a common objective or purpose. He explains that a common purpose cannot just be stated, it must be internalized by everyone involved. The days of posting mission, vision and value statements in an ornate frame in the lobby of corporate headquarters will be long gone if leaders follow Kurtzman’s advice that they must be emotionally engaged with their group and create a sense of inclusiveness.As a consultant who h [...]

    3. I thought about making the claim that this is the best book on leadership I've read, but A) my reading on the topic is spotty enough to make the claim mean little, and B) it spoke to my values and philosophy so completely I'm not sure there's any objectivity in my opinion. It certainly didn't challenge my thinking or stretch me, but it did articulate things for me very nicely and leave me feeling validated and confirmed.Many books of this type consist mainly of obvious, empty platitudes and the [...]

    4. Very good book!Great ideas on thoughtful leadership and best practices in organizations that look for the best service to clients instead of just competition. Awesome references to other books as well. Highly recommended.

    5. Knowledgeable guide to common purpose leadershipRenowned business thinker Joel Kurtzman offers an excellent primer on modern-day leadership. Kurtzman, a senior fellow at the Milken Institute and former editor in chief of Harvard Business Review, dramatically illustrates that the aloof, insular, condescending leader is a dinosaur from an unenlightened past. To foster organizations that thrive, leaders must guide and empower, not command and control, as Kurtzman explains with precepts you can put [...]

    6. Kurtzman writes that real leadership is turning the organization from a group of individuals working independently to a coalesced team ( "the we") working as partners to achieve a goal. "Common Purpose is rarely achieved." he says. Kurtzman creates a framework and a "how to" implement this leadership mindset in any organization. This book is a road map for your leadership journey.

    7. I am always let down when an author states I put all my articles together and wol la here is my book. Right off the bat you know it could be hard to follow. Well Joel did not let me down on that point! However, I have to say the book was a good reminder of some important leadership tools that have tobe used!

    8. About the only thing that you will learn from this book is that Kurtzman was the editor of HBR. (and that you will hear many times) What a complete waste of time. If you want to read good books on leadership - look to almost anything by Warren Bennis or my personal favorite - The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership by Steve Sample and Warren Bennis.

    9. Common Purpose: How Great Leaders Get Organizations to Achieve the Extraordinary by Joel Kurtzman was chosen by Soundview Executive Book Summaries as one of the Top 30 Business Books of 2010.

    10. "The heart and soul of leadership is the creation of common purpose," begins Joel Kurztman, and then, he shows leaders how to create it in their organizations.

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