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God is my CEO : being a godly leader in a bottom-line world
Julian, Larry S.
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Publication Information:
Holbrook, MA : Adams Media, [2001]

Physical Description:
xxv, 253 pages ; 20 cm
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Includes index.
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BV4596.B8 J85 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Business leaders face the difficult task of reconciling their personal beliefs with the bottom-line demands of their business obligations. Often, it seems like the conflict between short-term business strategies and their desire to do the right thing pull them in opposite directions. In God is My CEO readers learn how to: * Develop their God given talents and skills while developing a spiritual centre. * Gain ideas and encouragement through real life stories of successful business leaders who have faced the same challenge. * Learn to apply a practical daily plan to overcome the toughest business issues. * Focus their energies and thoughts with a sense of purpose.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Will money or morality emerge victorious in the war zone of work skirmishes? Julian, with seasoned experience as a leadership management consultant for companies such as 3M, Honeywell, AT&T and General Mills, provides solid answers for this troubling dilemma. He discusses 10 key principles that he deems essential for transforming workplace problems into both spiritual and bottom-line success stories. Each chapter poses an issue (such as developing patience, cultivating leadership by example, yielding control, making tough decisions and maintaining right priorities) followed by a solution. In a chapter on "integration," for example, Julian poses the bottom-line question: "How do I balance employee needs with profit obligations?" To explain his approach (to "integrate people and profits into win-win solutions"), Julian details the experiences of two business executives who have creatively solved this problem, and shares the underlying principles they implemented. Indeed, the personal stories of business leaders form the core of the book, tied together by Julian's practical steps and discussion questions at the close of each chapter. Readers will be especially intrigued by the trials and triumphs of such well-regarded business executives as S. Truett Cathy (Chick-Fil-A), Bob O. Naegele Jr. (Rollerblade), C. William Pollard (The ServiceMaster Company) and Marilyn Carlson Nelson (Carlson Companies). Many leaders, whether newly indoctrinated to the world of business or veteran executives, will find tools for the trade in this excellent guidebook to living out one's faith in a ruthless "bottom-line" world. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved