Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value

Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value

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ISBN-13: 9781422159743
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 09/13/2011
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Michael Beer is the Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, at Harvard Business School and chairman of TruePoint Partners, a consultancy, and the TruePoint Center for High Performance and High Commitment. Russell Eisenstat and Nathaniel Foote are partners at TruePoint. Tobias Fredberg is an associate professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and a Fellow at the TruePoint Center. Flemming Norrgren is a professor at Chalmers University and a partner at TruePoint.

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RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Concentrating solely on the bottom line may produce short-term results, but it won't provide the basis for long-term success or contribute to the greater good. Only "higher-ambition leaders" - CEOs who focus on their company's social contribution as well as its performance - can do both. Professors Michael Beer and Flemming Norrgren, working with co-authors Russell Eisenstat, Nathaniel Foote and Tobias Fredberg, interviewed 36 successful CEOs who exemplify higher-ambition leadership. The authors base their higher-ambition leadership model on these leaders' principles, processes and behaviors. getAbstract believes the authors hit an innovative chord and fill a gap that MBA programs leave open by concentrating primarily on increasing shareholder value. These tales of determination, vision and courage will help leaders lift their eyes from today's bottom line and look beyond the horizon.