Leading with Kindness

How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results

 Leading with Kindness

Authors: William F. Baker, Michael O'Malley, Ph.D.
Pub Date: August 2008
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814401569
Page Count: 256
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814401750

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About the Authors of Leading with Kindness

WILLIAM F. BAKER, Ph.D. is Executive in Residence at Columbia University Business School and President Emeritus of Educational Broadcasting Corporation, parent company of WNET-TV (Channel Thirteen) and WLIW-TV (Channel 21), where he served for 20 years as Chief Executive Officer. He has been called an icon of public television for producing some of the industry’s most respected and popular programs, including Charlie Rose, Bill Moyers Journal, Nature , Cyberchase, and Great Performances. Among numerous honors, he has won seven Emmys and two Columbia Dupont Journalism awards, and was named to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Management Hall of Fame and the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.

Prior to public broadcasting, Bill Baker was President of Westinghouse Television and Chairman of Group W. Satellite Communications for almost a decade. He launched the Discovery Channel and the Disney Channel, and got Oprah Winfrey started as a television talk show host. Frequently sought out as an expert on the media, he is also the author of Down the Tube: An Inside Account of the Failure of American Television and the executive producer of a documentary film, The Face: Jesus in Art.

An avid outdoor adventurer and dedicated philanthropist, Baker is Chairman of the National Park Advisory Board, as well as a board member of the Public Broadcasting Service, Rodale, Inc., and Freedom Communications, Inc. He holds a Ph.D. in Communications and Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and eight honorary degrees. Born and raised in Cleveland, Baker lives in New York City with his wife of 39 years, Jeanmarie, a psychiatric nurse practitioner and a former professor at Columbia University.

MICHAEL O’MALLEY, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University Business School and Executive Editor for Business, Economics, and Law at Yale University Press. Over the course of his 25 years in the field of business education, he has written extensively in the areas of organizational change and leadership. He has edited several acclaimed books, including The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism by John Bogle and Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, among scores of titles. He has also advised more than 100 companies in his parallel career as a human resource consultant.

O’Malley is the author of two previous books, Are You Paid What You're Worth? and Creating Commitment. A native Clevelander, he earned his B.A. from Case Western Reserve University and his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. O’Malley lives in Hamden, Connecticut, with his wife and two children.

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