True North Groups by Bill George & Douglas M. Baker
A Powerful Path to Personal and Leadership Development (BK Business)

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The challenges we face these days are so great that we cannot rely entirely on ourselves, our communities, or our organizations to support us and help us stay on track. We need a small group of people with whom we can have in-depth discussions and share intimately about the most important things in our lives—our happiness and sadness, our hopes and fears, our beliefs and convictions. For the past thirty-five years, Bill George and Doug Baker have found the answer in what they call True North Groups.

“At various times,” George and Baker write, “a True North Group will function as a nurturer, a grounding rod, a truth teller, and a mirror. At other times the group functions as a challenger or an inspirer. When people are wracked with self-doubts, it helps build their courage and ability to cope.”

Drawing on recent research in psychology and sociology, George and Baker explain why True North Groups are so critical to helping us develop the self-awareness, compassion, emotional intelligence, and authenticity required to be inspired human beings and inspiring leaders. They cover every detail from choosing members, establishing norms, and dealing with conflicts to evaluating progress and deciding when it’s time to restructure. True North Groups provides a wealth of practical resources, including suggested topics for the first twelve meetings, advice on facilitating groups, techniques to evaluate group satisfaction, and much more.

For the millions of people who are searching for greater meaning and intimacy in their lives, this book will help them to grow as leaders and as people—and to stay on course to their True North.
 

About Bill George & Douglas M. Baker

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Bill George is a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He is the author of three best-selling books True North, Finding Your True North, and Authentic Leadership.
 
Published September 1, 2011 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. 197 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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For years, Harvard Business School professor Bill George (True North) and corporate executive Doug Baker have been running True North groups.

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True North Groups: A Powerful Path to Personal and Leadership Development by Bill George and Doug Baker is about forming cohesive small groups to support us during challenging times.

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True North Groups: A Powerful Path to Personal and Leadership Development by Bill George and Doug Ba...True North Groups by Bill George and Doug Baker is about forming small groups to handle life's challenges.

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While it is sometimes valuable to have facilitated groups, whether by a professional or member of the group, generally speaking the most effective groups are non-hierarchical peer groups in which facilitation or leader roles move among the members somewhat informally.

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