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IMD Professor Didier Cossin releases new book “Inspiring Stewardship”

Written with Ong Boon Hwee new book examines sustainable growth through adaptability and good leadership
June 2016

Inspiring Stewardship helps leaders drive sustainable development and growth by balancing short- and long-term objectives amidst competing interests. By examining a range of exceptional individual and organizational stewards alongside insights from quantitative studies, this book unlocks the contributions leaders can make to enhance their influence and secure their legacies. Profiles of leaders from Ratan Tata to Bill Gates illustrate what stewardship really means, and the attributes and characteristics of steward leaders. Are they fundamentally different? Where do they get their exceptional drive and resilience? Why do they shoulder such huge responsibility? Risks, rewards, motivations and actions are explored in depth to provide a real-world view of stewardship, and to show how these principles are embodied in everyday life.

The notion of stewardship has never been more relevant to business than it is today, as managers struggle to balance present and future interests. This book provides clarity, direction and guidance for more purpose-driven action.

*Understand the concepts and principles of stewardship

*Discover characteristics of steward leaders across cultures

*Learn how stewards have shifted the course of their organizations

*Examine the capabilities that deepen organizational resilience

Today, ownership of firms is increasingly fragmented, investment structures are more and more complex and the time horizons of investors, executives and owners do not always coincide. Inspiring Stewardship helps break through the tension and drive sustainable growth through adaptability and good leadership.

Get the book here.

The Kindle eBook is is also available.