“Harry Kraemer is on to a fundamentally powerful concept in applying values-based leadership to building world-class organizations. Filled with rich insights drawn from his remarkable career as a business leader, university professor, and executive mentor, Becoming the Best is a unique guidebook on personal leadership and team-building that can help both emerging and seasoned leaders create new high-performance organizations and improve existing ones.”
W. James McNerney, Jr.
Chairman and CEO, The Boeing Company
What does it mean in practice to be a values-based leader?
When faced with real situations, how can you be your best self and create best teams while also being a best partner with customers and vendors, a best investment for your stakeholders, and a best citizen making a difference in the world?
It’s a tall order, but these are the expectations for world-class organizations today.
In Becoming the Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership, Harry Kraemer’s highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership, the author, professor, and former CEO shares how values-based leadership can help accomplish this.
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As he did with his first book, Harry will donate his proceeds from Becoming the Best to the One Acre Fund, an organization that carries out its values-based leadership in support of farmers in Africa.
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In From Values to Action Harry Kraemer showed how self-reflection, balance, true self-confidence, and genuine humility are the traits of today’s most effective leaders. In Becoming the Best, his highly anticipated follow-up, Harry reveals how, in practical terms, anyone can apply these principles to become a values-based leader and to help create values-based organizations.
Drawing on his own experiences as the former CEO and chairman of Baxter International, as well as those of other notable leaders and organizations, Harry lays out a pathway for understanding the principles and putting them into practice, by striving for the five bests:
- Use self-reflection to become your best self as you lead yourself and others more effectively
- Create a best team that understands and appreciates what they’re doing, and why
- Forge best partnerships through win/win collaboration with vendors and customers
- Support the mission, vision, and values of the organization to generate best investment returns
- Make a difference in the world beyond the organization by becoming a best citizen