It's All About Who You Hire, How They Lead...
and Other Essential Advice From a Self-Made Leader
And at a time when the headlines so often remind us of people who failed to act with integrity, Mort reminds us that personal values really do matter. He believes that people everywhere can lead a values-driven life filled with honesty, decency, respect, kindness, and generosity.These are timeless lessons and how Mort uses these principles to guide his decision making over the years makes them highly valuable, too. My prediction: It's All About Who You Hire will make Mort Mandel the most successful person you may never have heard of--until now. —Marshall Goldsmith, Million-selling author or editor of 32 books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
“It’s All About Who tells us exactly how to change the world—how to lead, how to execute, and how to do it all with integrity—from a remarkable man who has spent the last seven decades building a life of extraordinary meaning and exceptional business success. Mandel shows us that each of us is capable of achieving far more than we can ever imagine, if we are just shown the way. This book lights that path brightly.” —Frederick M. Lawrence, president, Brandeis University
“Mort Mandel has led an extraordinary life of impact and meaning, and his book is an inspiration to read. It immediately sparks ideas about what you might do differently to be a more effective leader—and a more effective contributor to the world.” —Jeff Bradach, cofounder and managing partner, Bridgespan Group
“This book makes it clear that Mort Mandel’s success was a function of thoughtful principles and intense personal discipline. Very few can emulate his accomplishments, but everyone can benefit from the wisdom of his well-articulated management philosophy.” —Stephen Hardis, former chairman and CEO, Eaton Corp.
“Mort Mandel is an exceptional social innovator and entrepreneur who has created and led highly successful organizations in the independent and business sectors. Mort’s insights are spot-on and a must-read for those who aspire to excellence and high achievement in building organizations, developing and leading people, and making a difference in the world.” —Scott Cowan, president, Tulane University
“Morton Mandel endows life with multifaceted meanings: physical, social, institutional, academic, intellectual, and cultural. This book is a true opportunity to learn through Morton’s own missions how to examine the ‘who’ of any individual wishing to educate and lead by the five criteria that constitute the right combination of life’s meanings: intellectual firepower, values, passion, work ethic, and experience.” —Menahem Ben-Sasson, president, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“This book is a total gem! It’s All About Who is one of the rare books for leaders across all generations who truly care about achieving unprecedented results. Through real stories that illuminate and inspire, Mort’s truth will resonate with both your intellect and your heart—and it’s filled with practical ideas about people and priorities you can use immediately. ” —Saj-nicole Joni, confidential CEO advisor; best-selling author of The Right Fight
“In today’s changing world, inspiring leaders such as Morton Mandel stand out. Rarely do you find someone whose work in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds has shown that people, execution, and integrity make all the difference. Thanks to It’s All About Who, we are reminded that leadership is about driving change, making a difference, and having a lasting impact.” —Rivka Carmi, president, Ben-Gurion University; pediatrician; award-winning geneticist
“Mort Mandel is an inspirational leader whose disciplined adherence to his principles and values has produced amazing results in business and philanthropy. The insights he shares in this remarkable book will be valuable to leaders of organizations around the world.” —Barbara R. Snyder, president, Case Western Reserve University
“In the short time you’ll spend reading It’s All About Who, you’ll get every hard-won lesson learned by one of the few CEOs Peter Drucker deemed a master: the ABCs of people, how to solve your most persistent business problems, the rules for a successful partnership, and more. No matter where you are on your leadership path, this book will make an enormous difference in your outcomes.” —Laurence Weinzimmer, Fortune 50 strategist and author of The Wisdom of Failure: How to Learn the Tough Leadership Lessons Without Paying the Price