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George, Bill;Mayer, Diana;McLean, Andrew N.
New York;United States
In 2006, Andrea Jung, chairman and CEO of Avon Products, is in the middle of a turnaround, having suspended earnings guidance and launched ambitious restructuring programs even as Avon receives a license to resume direct sales activities in China. Provides information on the leadership development of the protagonist, tracing her youth and education, her career in high-end retail, and her leadership of Avon. Profiles Avon Products, including its major business operations and the role direct sales plays in its worldwide operations and plans for growth. Raises questions about the origins and role of passion and purpose in leadership and the challenge of leading through business cycles.
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