Morton Mandel

Essential advice from a self-made leader

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

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With his mind, his heart, and his hands Mort Mandel has created an enormously successful life by every measure. What does it take to build an enduring company from the ground up? What does it take to transform a social enterprise into a high performing organization that touches the lives of people around the world? What does it take to live a life that really matters? The answers to these questions can be found in the lessons that Mort Mandel can teach us. It’s All About Who is not your typical CEO biography, nor is it yet another “management” book. Instead, it is the story of a man and the practices that have allowed him to craft a life of great significance.

The book reflects the dual perspective of someone with long term commitments in two worlds – the for-profit and the not-for-profit sectors. Mandel explains that whether you want to earn more money or change the world, getting the best possible people into key roles is more important than anything else. He shows how improving the quality of leadership can lead to the other components for success – creative strategy, superb execution and superior client or grantee satisfaction. And he illustrates how a commitment to values and the pursuit of excellence can deliver as much impact in the social world as in the corporate world. This is the essence of great leadership – and the basis of Mandel’s conviction that a single individual has the power to change the world.

Throughout his unprecedented and fascinating American success story, Mandel underscores his fundamental belief that a life without meaning, purpose and commitment isn’t a life at all.

$27.95 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle Edition | 224 Pages | December 2012 | Jossey-Bass

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