Love and Profit. The Art of Caring Leadership

- by James A. Autry

Publishers: Quill. An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Date: 2002
Book Description: Pbk, 219 pages
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 0-380-71749-2

In business, it is no longer necessary to sacrifice integrity and peace of mind in favor of profits. Successful Fortune 500 executive James A. Autry effectively explodes the myth that “nice guys finish last” in what is perhaps the most practical, honest and humane management book ever written—an indispensable handbook that explores every aspect of the fine art of creative and caring leadership. A unique primer for business in the ‘90s, Love and Profit offers clear, direct and compassionate guidance, dealing situation by situation with the most difficult decisions every manager must inevitably face—from motivating high achievers to letting nonproductive employees go. A rare and innovative work, it will enable you to manage brilliantly and profitably during the day. . and sleep well at night.
  • The Seven Principles of Good Management
  • Managing Diversity and Coping with Conflict
  • The Truth About Power
  • Changing the Job vs. Changing the Work
  • The Case for Liberated Management. . . and More

“Far and away the freshest, truest, and best-written book on management in my experience.”—M. Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled..

“A real breakthrough. We predict it will become a classic.”—John Naisbitt & Patricia Aburdene, authors of Megatrends 2000.

“All of you who manage people listen up. Jim Autry has some startling news for you: There’s a better way.”—Daniel Grantham, The Oakland Press.

“Wonderfully written, simple and to the point. . . Incredibly insightful and instructive.”
–Robert J. Blake, General Mills, Inc.

“The most enlightening book about management written in the last twenty-five years. It should be required reading for every middle to senior manager in America.” —Pamela Fiori, American Express.

“If Keats and Adam Smith were born again, they’d be Jim Autry. I love this book.”
–Bill Moyers.

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