The Heart of Business
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The Heart of Business

Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism


Purposeful Leadership

by David Meyer

Former Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly details how to transform your company and yourself by pursuing purposeful leadership.

In this Wall Street Journal bestseller, Bloomberg Best Book of the Year and Financial Times Top Title, former Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly makes a convincing case that businesses must replace the obsessive pursuit of profits with a focus on purpose and meaning. Joly, who oversaw Best Buy’s remarkable 2012-2019 turnaround, says a business must prioritize its employees and help them find meaning in their work. In a gentle, amiable style, Joly – writing with Caroline Lambert – describes how he put these principles to work at Best Buy and outlines how you can become what he calls a “purposeful leader.”  

I have come to believe – to know – that purpose and human connections constitute the very heart of business.Hubert Joly 

A rather incredible and lengthy list of CEOs contributed rave reviews, many of which endorse Joly’s character as strongly as they do his thoughts. This speaks to how perfectly Joly – now a senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School and a board member of Johnson & Johnson and Ralph Lauren – captures today’s leadership zeitgeist and how many leaders believe – or say they believe - in a new, more collaborative work environment.


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