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Michael C. Jensen

Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc.; Harvard Business School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

June 2005

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 06-05
Barbados Working Paper No. 05-04

Commencement Address given to the University of Toronto, June 15, 2005.

In this talk I enumerate and briefly discuss eleven commitments that form the foundations of an extraordinary life and of leadership. They range from a commitment to a never-ending search for truth, a willingness to delay gratification, to a recognition that since success breeds failure managing success is a difficult challenge.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: Leadership, Extraordinary Life, Principles for Living, Success,

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Date posted: June 19, 2005  

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Jensen, Michael C., Leadership (June 2005). Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 06-05; Barbados Working Paper No. 05-04. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=744786 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.744786

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