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Author Joly, Hubert, author.

Title The heart of business : leadership principles for the next era of capitalism / Hubert Joly with Caroline Lambert.

Publication Info. Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2021]
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  658.4 JOL    AVAILABLE
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Description xi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Part one. The meaning of work: Adam's curse -- Why we work -- The problem with perfection -- Part two. The purposeful human organization: The tyranny of shareholder value -- The business of building cathedrals -- Putting a noble purpose to work -- How to turn around a business without everyone hating you -- Part three. Unleashing human magic: Moving past carrots and sticks -- First ingredient: connecting dreams -- Second ingredient: developing human connections -- Third ingredient: fostering autonomy -- Fourth ingredient: achieving mastery -- Fifth ingredient: putting the wind at your back -- Part four. The case for purposeful leadership: How we lead matters -- The purposeful leader -- Conclusion: A call for action.
Summary "A remarkable turnaround by a leader with a remarkable philosophy: Find your noble purpose. Put people at the center. Unleash human magic. "It was Fall in Minnesota. It was getting cold and we were supposed to die." This is how Hubert Joly describes the early, dark days as CEO of Best Buy, a job most thought he was crazy to accept. Amazon was tearing a disruptive path through retail, but in the face of that existential threat Joly did something remarkable: he saved Best Buy and remade it into a thriving company rated as one of the most desirable businesses to work for. Having recently stepped down as Chairman and CEO, Joly is ready to share the leadership principles that underpinned the resurgence of Best Buy and that he believes are at the heart of business: pursue a noble purpose, put people at the center, unleash human magic, and treat profit as an outcome. There was a time when many would call this a soft philosophy. But times are changing. Best Buy and 180 other companies signed the momentous Business Roundtable statement in support of stakeholder capitalism. The Covid-19 pandemic further pushed many businesses to lead from a place of purpose and with humanity. The changes underway are not a revolt, but a revolution. And Joly provides concrete advice on how to implement principles that can serve as beacons for the next era of capitalism. Joly himself was transformed from a hard-charging, deeply analytical McKinsey consultant to a leader who believes in what he calls human magic. He will share how so much of what he initially learned about management is either dated, incomplete, or simply wrong-including how to turn around a business, develop and implement a strategy, mobilize an organization, and what it takes to be a great leader. The leadership principles Joly lays out worked at Best Buy. They can also contribute to the necessary re-foundation of business and capitalism around purpose and humanity"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-246) and index.
Subject Best Buy (Firm)
Business ethics.
Industrial management.
Psychology, Industrial.
Leadership.
Success in business.
Added Author Lambert, Caroline.
ISBN 9781647820381 (hardcover)
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