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Leading matters : lessons from my journey / John L. Hennessy.

Author/creator Hennessy, John L. author.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Stanford, California : Stanford Business Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Description1 online resource (xii, 186 pages)
Supplemental Content EBSCOhost
Contents Humility : the basis for effective leadership -- Authenticity and trust : the essential ingredients for effective leadership -- Leadership as service : understanding who works for whom -- Empathy : how it shapes a leader and an institution -- Courage : standing up for the institution and the community -- Collaboration and teamwork : you cannot do it alone -- Innovation : the key to success in industry and academia -- Intellectual curiosity : why being a lifelong learner is crucial -- Storytelling : communicating a vision -- Legacy : what you leave behind.
Abstract Scholar, engineer, philanthropist, leader. In this new book, former Stanford President John Hennessy draws on his experience as an educator and technology entrepreneur to offer thoughtful and visionary guidance on leadership and service.
Abstract In Leading Matters, current Chairman of Alphabet (Google's parent company), former President of Stanford University, and'Godfather of Silicon Valley, 'John L. Hennessy shares the core elements of leadership that helped him become a successful tech entrepreneur, esteemed academic, and venerated administrator. Hennessy's approach to leadership is laser-focused on the journey rather than the destination. Each chapter in Leading Matters looks at valuable elements that have shaped Hennessy's career in practice and philosophy. He discusses the pivotal role that humility, authenticity and trust, service, empathy, courage, collaboration, innovation, intellectual curiosity, storytelling, and legacy have all played in his prolific, interdisciplinary career. Hennessy takes these elements and applies them to instructive stories, such as his encounters with other Silicon Valley leaders including Jim Clark, founder of Netscape; Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State and Stanford provost; John Arrillaga, one of the most successful Silicon Valley commercial real estate developers; and Phil Knight, founder of Nike and philanthropist with whom Hennessy cofounded Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University. Across government, education, commerce, and non-profits, the need for effective leadership could not be more pressing. This book is essential reading for those tasked with leading any complex enterprise in the academic, not-for-profit, or for-profit sector.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Source of descriptionPrint version record.
Issued in other formPrint version: Hennessy, John L. Leading matters. Stanford, California : Stanford Business Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press, 2018 9781503608016
Genre/formElectronic books.
ISBN9781503608023 (electronic bk.)
ISBN1503608026 (electronic bk.)
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