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Big-Hearted Leadership

ISBN: 9781634890311
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Donn Sorensen
Trim: 5 x 7 inches
Published: 3/21/2016

What if the greatest key to your success is beating inside of your chest?

Honesty. Vulnerability. Humor.

These are just a few of the values that make a leader. But above all of these is compassion. Putting your compassion for people first is key to being someone worthy of following. In Big-Hearted Leadership longtime medical-management executive Donn Sorensen shares why compassion goes hand-in-hand with your competency as a leader. Donn shows how compassion trickles down into every decision you make as a leader right down to organizational structure human resources production and all the way to your organization's bottom line.

Donn Sorensen is a longtime executive in the medical-management field and an active community and nonprofit leader. He currently serves as the president of Mercy East Region part of the Mercy Health System the seventh largest Catholic health care system in the United States. In addition he is the board chair for the charity Care to Learn (

Donn is a national speaker and has been published numerous times. He lives in St. Louis Missouri. Find him online at


"I'm excited and honored to recommend Big-Hearted Leadership to you. It'll give you a basic form and technique for effective leadership. And it'll inspire you to be a Big-Hearted Leader yourself. It'll inspire you to care-about success and about people."- From the foreword by Jackie Joyner Kersee founder, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation three-time gold medal award-winning Olympian

"I agree with Donn Sorensen: the best leaders possess a rare combination of effectiveness and empathy. They are good at what they do and committed to the good of people. In the same way the best books provoke deep thought and provide practical steps to take action. Big-Hearted Leadership is exactly that kind of book."- Donald W. Fisher PhD president and CEO American Medical Group Association

"Donn's hope-and I think he's successful-is to give you a book that shows you how to be effective and caring at the same time. I'm happy to call Donn Sorensen a friend and colleague. I'm also happy to recommend this fine book which shows that you can have the best of both worlds as a leader. You can be a caring Big-Hearted Leader because it is the right thing to do. And it's good for business."- From the second foreword by George Roman Roman Consulting LLC

"There is no better title for a book written by Donn Sorensen than Big-Hearted Leadership. From the time we both lived and worked in Springfield Missouri to now I have found him to be someone who possesses that rare combination of competency and compassion. Whether he's presenting to his board of directors or playing golf to benefit kids in need Donn knows how to be successful-and how to show people he cares. If you want to learn how a big heart and good business go hand-in-hand read this book!" -Congressman William H. "Billy" Long II US House of Representatives (R-MO)

"When Donn Sorensen approached me about supporting his charity he wanted far more than financial resources and business skills. He wanted my active involvement and-above all-a real investment of my heart and soul into the cause. That's how Donn approaches his work as an executive. It's the approach you'll find in this book-and it's effective and inspiring."- Jim Edmonds St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame center fielder businessman and entrepreneur