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The Resource Beauty queen : inside the reign of Avon's Andrea Jung, Deborrah Himsel

Beauty queen : inside the reign of Avon's Andrea Jung, Deborrah Himsel

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Beauty queen : inside the reign of Avon's Andrea Jung
Title
Beauty queen
Title remainder
inside the reign of Avon's Andrea Jung
Statement of responsibility
Deborrah Himsel
Title variation
  • Inside the reign of Avon's Andrea Jung
  • Beauty queen
Title variation remainder
inside the reign of Avons Andrea Jung
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An inside look at the rise and fall of former Avon CEO Andrea Jung, and what it can teach us about twenty-first century leadership"--
Summary
Andrea Jung, the glamorous former head of Avon, was arguably the world's most charismatic and effective CEO, credited with the astonishing turnaround of the venerable brand. Avon's board was filled with tough-minded, successful CEOs and other high achievers, but when Jung walked into a room wearing her Chanel suit, custom- blended lipstick and signature pearls, every head turned and she had them eating out of her hand. She seemed incapable of making a wrong move, until, amid declining sales, an investigation by the SEC, and a brand in crisis she stepped down in late 2012. In Beauty Queen, former Avon VP Deborrah Himsel uses Jung's story as a case study for two timeless leadership questions: What makes great leaders great? And what makes them fail? She explores both Jung's early years of success as well as the combination of missteps that led to her downfall, including her failure to nurture Avon's direct selling channel, the erosion of trust that occurred as a result of frequent decision reversals, and her ignorance of operational details, including how her people secured a license to conduct door-to-door sales in China, that led to a federal investigation. Through interviews with other CEOs, Avon executives past and present, and leadership experts, she explores the unique challenges Jung faced as a female Fortune 500 CEO; the thin line between pride and hubris; and the danger of the so-called "halo effect" in our high-stakes times
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Biography type
individual biography
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10307547
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DLC
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Himsel, Deborrah
Dewey number
  • 338.7/64672092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9970.5.C672
LC item number
J864 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Jung, Andrea
  • Avon Products, inc
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Chief executive officers
  • Leadership
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business
Target audience
adult
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inside the reign of Avon's Andrea Jung
Label
Beauty queen : inside the reign of Avon's Andrea Jung, Deborrah Himsel
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/821/9781137278821/image/lgcover.9781137278821.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
2013037912
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9781137278821
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013037912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Beauty queen : inside the reign of Avon's Andrea Jung, Deborrah Himsel
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/821/9781137278821/image/lgcover.9781137278821.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013037912
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9781137278821
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013037912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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