Good Power: Leading Positive Change in Our Lives, Work, and World


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Harvard Business Review Press
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6.3 X 9.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Ginni Rometty was the ninth Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM. Under her leadership, the 100-year-old company reinvented 50 percent of its portfolio, built a $25 billion hybrid cloud business, and established leadership in AI and quantum computing. Rometty also drove record results in diversity and inclusion and supported the explosive growth of an innovative high school program to prepare the workforce of the future in more than twenty-eight countries. Through her work with the Business Roundtable, Rometty helped redefine the purpose of the corporation. She has been named Fortune's #1 Most Powerful Woman three years in a row, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and was honored with the designation of Officier in the French Légion d'Honneur. Today Rometty serves on multiple boards and cochairs OneTen, a coalition committed to upskilling, hiring, and promoting one million Black Americans by 2030 into family-sustaining jobs and careers. She is married to Mark Rometty.

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"By using a purposeful, practical approach to problem-solving, Rometty demonstrates how to blend authenticity, relationships, and curiosity with vision, rigor, and conviction as she did during her time as the first female CEO of an iconic global company." -- INC magazine

Named one of "7 Books by Women Leaders That Will Accelerate Your Success" by CHIEF

"An emotive journey of overcoming adversity in life and the exercising of ethical power in managing change." -- Irish Tech News

Named one of "4 of the Most Anticipated Business Books You Need to Read in 2023" by Inc. magazine

Advance Praise for Good Power:

"Rometty's practical wisdom is refreshingly honest and inspiring. Her book will change your definition of power, your relationship to it, and the path you take to earn and deploy it." -- Mary Barra, Chair and CEO, General Motors

"Ginni Rometty championed stakeholder capitalism, ethical tech, and inclusion years before they were movements. What will you champion? This book will inspire you to find out and act." --, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and artist

"Good Power is a wonderful read, revealing Rometty's personal journey and outlining a movement to reinvent education and create more inclusive and equitable economies." -- Indra Nooyi, former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

"Ginni Rometty is an inspiring leader who knows that you have what it takes to succeed and improve the world. Her story can be your playbook." -- Ray Dalio, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Principles; founder, Bridgewater Associates

"An insightful read that I recommend to anyone interested in how an individual can come to influence the world." -- Walter Isaacson, author, Steve Jobs and The Code Breaker

"In Good Power, one of the world's most admired leaders reveals pivotal principles that propelled her success. It's a refreshingly personal, resoundingly practical read on gaining power and using it to empower." -- Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Think Again

"Ginni Rometty made bold changes to reposition IBM for the future, reinventing 50 percent of the company's portfolio. She knows how to build, transform, and lead a successful life and a successful organization. In Good Power she provides the principles for doing just that." -- Hank Paulson, 74th US Treasury Secretary; Chairman, the Paulson Institute

"A fascinating book about overcoming disadvantage and claiming one's own potential. What makes Rometty a truly exceptional leader is her commitment to using her power to make a positive and lasting difference in others' lives." -- Ken Frazier, former Chairman and CEO, Merck

"A humble, authentic book about how to discover and expand the leader within yourself. Rometty's unforgettable story and her book's three-part structure are both a guide for emerging leaders and a call to action for CEOs and government leaders." -- Marillyn Hewson, former Chairman, President, and CEO, Lockheed Martin