Developing-Leaders-Issue-35-Summer-2020

98 | Developing Leaders Issue 35: 2020 Exec Ed Update Book Reviews Your 168 Finding Purpose and Satisfaction in a Values-Based Life By Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. Published by Wiley, 2020, ISBN 978-1-119-65854-2 Living through the lockdown, perhaps working remotely, with old routines turned up-side-down, many of us will have reflected on the life we were leading and our experience over the past few months, and wondered how we might better balance our future life to prioritize the things we most value. Just published, but written before the pandemic, Harry Kraemer’s new book is extremely timely. Full of amusing stories and personal anecdotes to illustrate his thesis, the book carries a serious message, one he has honed teaching MBA students at North Western University’s Kellogg School of Management and through writing previous books on values-based leadership. While most people have a general idea of what they value and what they would like to prioritize—health, relationships, career, leisure, fun, etc.—few of us match what we know is important with our actions. Kraemer considers how we can put right the disconnect between intentions and actions, how we can refocus the 168 hours in our week, to start living a values-based life—“one that reflects who we are and what matters most to us.” ABOUT THE AUTHOR Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. is Professor of Management and Strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he teaches in the MBA and the Executive MBA programs and was a Professor of the Year. He is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, one of the largest private equity firms in the United States, and is former Chairman and CEO of Baxter International Inc., a multi-billion-dollar global healthcare company.

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