Now more than ever, leaders are faced with the challenges of finding balance in their lives. As the lines between personal and professional lives are blurred, prioritization of what is important becomes that much more complicated. Having written two best sellers, the first on how to become a values-based leader “From Values to Actions” and the second on how to build a values-based organization “Becoming the Best”, strategy and management expert, Harry Kraemer, realized that he was missing one very important pillar in his writing: how does one live a value based life? Harry’s new book “Your 168: Finding Purpose and Satisfaction in a Values-based Life”, will help you work through the demands, distractions, and challenges that tend to never go away as a leader. Harry’s insights will guide you to be able to identify the specific areas where all of your time, effort, and attention are spent – your life buckets – and reallocate them to reflect your priorities, choices, and unique circumstances.
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Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago, Illinois and a Clinical Professor of Leadership at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He was named the 2008 Kellogg School Professor of the Year. Harry is the author of two bestselling leadership books: From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership and Becoming The Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership.
He is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc., a $12 billion global healthcare company. He became Baxter’s chief executive officer in January 1999, and assumed the additional responsibility of chairman of Baxter’s board of directors in January 2000.
Mr. Kraemer is active in business, education and civic affairs. He serves on the board of directors of Leidos Corporation, Dentsply Sirona, Option Care Health, Performance Health and Alcami, and on the board of trustees of Northwestern University, The Conference Board, NorthShore University Healthsystem and the Archdiocese of Chicago Finance Committee and School Board. He is a member of the Dean’s Global Advisory Board of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a member of the Council of CEOs, the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Economics Club of Chicago. He is a past member of the Business Roundtable, the Business Council, and the Healthcare Leadership Council.
Mr. Kraemer graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence University of Wisconsin in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics. He received an MBA degree in finance and accounting from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1979 and is a certified public accountant. For his outstanding leadership and service, he received the 1996 Schaffner Award from the Kellogg School of Management.
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