Meeting the new standard for leadership.
Higher Ambition is required reading for every leader who refuses to compromise between people and performance. Choosing one or the other may have worked in the past, but it won’t work now. As global competition stiffens and businesses face increased public scrutiny and renewed government regulation, leaders must win on all frontswith their people, their customers, their communities, and their shareholders. In short, they must deliver superior economic and social value. Brimming with powerful stories and thoughtful advice from CEOs themselves, Higher Ambition equips leaders with the practical insights they need to meet this new and higher standard. The authors, an international team of experts from leading business schools and consultancies, offer a unique view into the minds of some of the most successful and insightful leaders of our time: CEOs from vanguard companies around the world that have demonstrated the distinctive ability to do good while also doing well. These organizations are as diverse as Standard Chartered Bank, Infosys, Volvo, Cummins, IKEA, the Tata Group, and Campbell’s Soup. Readers will learn the principles and practices these pioneering leaders are using to:
Build enduring enterprises that simultaneously solve for people and profits
Forge winning strategies that leverage their companies’ unique cultural and human capabilities
Dramatically raise the aspirations and ambitions of their people
Energize and align their diverse global firms
Relentlessly upgrade leadership capabilities throughout their organizations
Drawing on the author team’s extensive research and in-depth interviews with successful leaders from around the globe, this provocative new book is poised to become a management classic in the tradition of In Search of Excellence and Built to Last.
|Publisher:||Harvard Business Review Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
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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Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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.