Summary of Identity is Destiny

Leadership and the Roots of Value Creation

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Identity is Destiny book summary
Do you know who you are...or, more importantly, do you know who your organization is?

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Business consultant and writer Laurence D. Ackerman has written a deeply felt and poetically-crafted book that explores eight universal laws relating to identity and leadership. He uses examples from his personal life as well as from his many interactions with business clients to illustrate each of the laws of identity. These laws reflect the values and understandings that govern the productivity and personality of organizations. getAbstract recommends this book to anyone interested in leadership philosophy or personal growth.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why identity-based management is important
  • How to apply the eight laws of identity to leadership
  • Why measuring organizational growth and productivity is complex
 

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The Knowledge of Insight
More than anything else, leadership requires insight into people, organizations, situations, and circumstances. "Without the knowledge that comes with insight, all the courage in the world can amount to nothing - or worse." When courage is misplaced, it can destroy...
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About the Author

Laurence D. Ackerman is senior vice-president at Siegel & Gale, an international strategic brand management consulting firm specializing in business transformations. He is widely published in business magazines and journals.


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