What really matters: service, leadership, people, and values

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2007.
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The fundamental question in business and in personal life is the same: What really matters? In this book one of America’s most widely admired business leaders distills a lifetime of experience, including failures as well as successes, to reveal his answers.John Pepper, president, CEO, and chairman of Procter & Gamble for a combined 16 years, underscores the importance of continuous change, innovation, and renewal as prerequisites for growth and sound leadership. InWhat Really Matters he suggests that a preparedness to alter perspective, rethink assumptions, or change course is central not only to understanding customer needs and keeping costs under control but also to developing talent, organizing global businesses, and supporting communities. While he discusses specific business tactics, he notes that they all center on fundamental tenets: listen to and respect the customer, engender personal accountability and passionate ownership, encourage diversity, and create a vibrant, trusting institution that incorporates employees and their families. In his own years as an executive, Pepper has demonstrated that a profitable business can create and sustain a culture that shapesand is shaped byethical behavior. His profoundly important advice and counsel belong in the lexicon and practice of every leader.
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table_of_contents Introduction: My early years in business -- Foundations for success. Creating leadership brands-and keeping them young ; Let the consumer decide ; Going for the big win -- Staying in the lead. The rewards of doing good ; The power of community -- How we live our lives. A passionate sense of ownership ; The benefits of diversity and the challenge of achieving it ; A personal model for living ; A family affair -- Conclusion: Enduring values in an age of innovation -- Appendix 1: Biographies of key leaders -- Appendix 2: Redesigning your organizational structure to achieve your purpose.
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