Leader to Leader Home

Mission: To strengthen and inspire leaders of the social sector and their partners in business and government.

Books & Videos

Hesselbein on Leadership

by Frances Hesselbein

Now, for the first time, Frances Hesselbein has collected her most insightful and inspiring writing on leadership in one compelling book. The book affirms Hesselbein's specific leadership principles that will give readers the courage to go forth and become exemplary leaders. It is also filled with the practical knowledge readers need so they can make a difference every day. These gems of leadership wisdom include Hesselbein's thoughts on innovation, change, diversity, and what it means to be a leader who is a woman. At the heart of the book is Hesselbein's belief that leadership is about character -- a question of how to be, not how to do it.

Hailed by leaders of thought and practice -- including Warren Bennis, Peter Senge, Jim Collins, and Peter Drucker -- as one of the most innovative and inspired leaders today, Frances Hesselbein gives readers a star to steer by. Hesselbein on Leadership will engage, energize, and motivate readers to do their best and to be their best.

Frances Hesselbein started as a volunteer troop leader and became CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. During her tenure Hesselbein transformed the Girl Scouts and created one of the most vibrant and recognized organizations in the world. In 1990 she co-founded the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. In the course of her career she has been recognized by colleges and universities, featured on the cover of national magazines, and in 1998 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Hesselbein on Leadership
Jossey-Bass , 2002
ISBN: 0787963925

Order Online

Table of Contents
Foreword, Jim Collins
Note to the Reader
Part I: Leadership -- A Matter of How to Be, Not How to Do It
[1] The "How to Be" Leader
[2] A Reason to Believe
[3] Carry a Big Basket
[4] Focus on the Task
[5] The Power of Civility
[6] Barriers to Leadership
[7] The Challenge of Leadership Transition
Part II: Leading the Organization of the Future
[8] Managing in a World That Is Round
[9] A Traveler Along the Road
[10] Journey to Transformation
[11] Putting One's House in Order
[12] The One Big Question
[13] When the Roll Is Called in 2010
Part III: Leading in a New Century, a New World
[14] A World of Ideas
[15] Speaking a Common Language
[16] Seeing Your Contribution Life Size
[17] When They Look at Us, Can They Find Themselves?
[18] A Call to Leaders
[19] The Dream That Lies Before Us
The Author

Be a Change Agent

Get Involved

Copyright 2012, Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Site Map
Designed and Powered by: