The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs

The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs

by Cynthia Montgomery


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062071019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 487,441
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

CYNTHIA A. MONTGOMERY is the Timken Professor of Business Administration and immediate former head of the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School, where she’s taught for twenty years. For the past six years, she has led the strategy track in the school’s highly regarded executive program for owner-managers, attended by business leaders of midsized companies from around the globe. She has received the Greenhill Award for her outstanding contributions to the Harvard Business School’s core MBA strategy course. Montgomery is a top-selling Harvard Business Review author, and her work has appeared in the Financial Times, American Economic Review, Rand Journal of Economics, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, and others. She has served on the boards of directors of two Fortune 500 companies and a number of mutual funds managed by BlackRock, Inc.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: What I Learned in Office Hours 1

1 Strategy and Leadership 7

2 Are You a Strategist? 15

3 The Myth of the Super-Manager 23

4 Begin with Purpose 39

5 Turn Purpose into Reality 57

6 Own Your Strategy 79

7 Keep It Vibrant 109

8 The Essential Strategist 133

Author's Note 149

Frequently Asked Questions 151

Recommended Reading 159

Notes 165

Index 175

What People are Saying About This

Peter Henderson

“Montgomery’s approach to demystifying strategy is revolutionary. This book will make you sit up and take actions that will have a lasting and positive effect on your company. If you are ready for a life changing journey, read on.”

Ashok Vasudevan

“In this refreshing book, Montgomery brings out the Strategist in each of us. Wherever you are in the world, as a student, teacher or practitioner of strategy, you will find this book a joyful companion as you reinvent yourself and the world around you.”

Tom Clarke

“Cynthia Montgomery stimulates you as a business leader, to be owner, creator and ongoing steward of your company’s strategy. She uses her vast experiences in executive education to create engaging and stimulating exampling of successful strategies; both in purpose and execution. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this book.”

Craigie Zildjian

“Cynthia Montgomery’s The Strategist debunks the Myth of the Super-Manager, capable of overcoming any and all competitive forces. Instead, Montgomery prescribes a clear roadmap to develop successful, customized strategies for organizations and the people who lead them.”

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