A. Autry: Author
Autry is the author of ten published books, the most recent (2007) of which
is Looking Around for God. In this highly
personal book he considers his unique life of faith and belief in a God often
clouded by church convention.
2006 he published his ninth book, The Book of Hard
Choices, which he co-authored with Peter Roy. The Book of
Hard Choices is a new approach to the subject of integrity that covers
integrity in an easy-to-read manner, demonstrating through practical examples
the positive and negative consequences of difficult business decisions that
leave your integrity on the line.
eighth book was The Spirit of Retirement a
guide to creating and sustaining the post-work life you have always envisioned.
previous book was The Servant Leader.
This book helps to explain the idea behind servant leadership
as well as giving concrete explanations of servant leadership
It shows you how to remain true to the servant leadership model
when handling day-to-day and long-term management situations.
sixth book was Real Power: Business Lessons
from the Tao Te Ching. In this unusual and exciting collaboration,
Mr. Autry has worked with well-known poet and translator Stephen Mitchell
in a business leadership interpretation of Mr. Mitchell's best-selling
translation of the Tao Te Ching of Lao-tzu.
Confessions of an Accidental Businessman,
Mr. Autry's previous book, was a collection of his business memoirs and it
was one of the
finalists in the 1996 Financial Times/Booze, Allen & Hamilton Global
Business Book Award. In October of 1996 Confessions received a
lengthy and quite favorable
review in USA TODAY's Money bookshelf.
second book on management, Life and Work: A
Managers Search for Meaning, was published in March 1994 and
is more or less a sequel to Love and Profit. The first in his
series of business related books was the well-known
Love and Profit: The Art of Caring Leadership
which also has been published in Japanese, Swedish, Chinese, Spanish
Love and Profit won the prestigious Johnson, Smith
& Knisely Award as the book which had the most impact on executive thinking
Power, Love and Profit and Life and Work are available
in paperback. In addition, Autry has written the introductions to several
books, and his writings have appeared in many anthologies and magazines.
first two books were books of poetry, Nights Under
a Tin Roof and Life After
Mississippi. In late 1991, the Kentucky Poetry Review published
a special James A. Autry issue. He received considerable national attention
when he was one of the poets featured on
Moyers special series, The Power of the Word, on PBS.
He is also featured in three videos,
Love and Profit --winner of a "Telly"
award-- Life and Work, and his latest
video, "Spirit At Work", which was released in
the summer of 2001.