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James O'Toole, Author

Among O'Toole's many books, Vanguard Management was named "One of the best business and economics books of 1985" by the editors of Business Week, and Leadership A to Z received an enthusiastic review in Fortune (Dec 6, 1999).

Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor

His latest book, Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor (Jossey Bass, 2008), is an international bestseller with translations in over a dozen foreign languages.
by James O'Toole, Warren Bennis, and Daniel Goleman

As featured in The Harvard Business Review, O'Toole and co-author Warren Bennis discuss why leaders need to hear painful truths, and what they can do to encourage a free flow of organizational information.

Purchase a copy of Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor at www.josseybass.com.
Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor

Creating the Good Life

Creating the Good LifeCreating the Good Life: Applying Aristotle's Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness (Rodale, 2005).

For centuries, the brightest people in Western societies have looked to Aristotle for guidance on how to lead a good life and how to create a good society. Now James O'Toole translates that classical philosophical framework into practical, comprehensible terms to help professionals and business people in midlife figure out what's next in their careers and personal lives. O'Toole illustrates these principles with examples from the real world. He shows how a range of individuals—both famous and not—embarked on quests that led them closer to achieving a good life based on awareness and values rather than riches and fame. He shows how happiness ultimately is attainable no matter one's level of income.

Purchase a copy of Creating the Good Life at www.rodalestore.com.

The New American Workplace

by James O'Toole and Edward E. Lawler III

"Offers a persuasive argument for high-wage, self-managed employment... Employees confronting the changed world of work will be better off for reading it."

"This comprehensive and authoritative volume presents the latest information on trends and conditions in the U.S. workplace with clarity and tangible detail."
Library Journal

"It would be impossible to understand the 21st-century workplace without this book. Certainly the management book of the year; probably of this decade."
— Warren Bennis, author of On Becoming a Leader

Purchase a copy of The New American Workplace at www.palgrave-usa.com.
The New American Workplace

Leading Change

Leading Change"An important new book . . . Mr. O'Toole puts soul and values squarely back into a vital topic, leadership."
—Tom Peters The New York Times Book Review

Purchase a copy of Leading Change at www.josseybass.com.

The Executives Compass

"What a wonderful book! . . . It demands careful reflection, and open mind and a tolerant heart. The exercise is pure joy, adult education at its best."
—Max De Pree, Chairman, Herman Miller, Inc.

Purchase a copy of The Executives' Compass at www.oup.com.
Executives' Compass

Other Books by James O'Toole

Watts and Woodstock: Identity and Culture in the United States and South Africa, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973.

Work In America, M.I.T. Press, 1973 (principal author).

Work and the Quality of Life, (editor), M.I.T. Press, 1974.

Energy and Social Change, M.I.T. Press, 1976 (principal author).

Work, Learning and the American Future, Jossey-Bass, 1977.

Tenure, (principal author), Change Magazine Press, 1979.

Making America Work, Continuum, 1981.

Working: Changes and Choices, (principal editor), Human Sciences Press, 1981.

25 Common Pitfalls of Growing Businesses, Contel Executone, 1986.

Vanguard Management: Redesigning the Corporate Future, Doubleday, 1985.

Capitalism, Communism and their Future, The Aspen Institute, 1990.

Leading Change: The Argument for Values-Based Leadership, Ballantine edition, 1996.

Leadership A to Z: A Guide for the Appropriately Ambitious, Jossey-Bass, 1999.

America at Work: Choices and Challenges, (ed. with Edward E. Lawler), Palgrave-Macmillan, 2006.

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