Harvard Business Review This Best of this Harvard Business Review special issue reviews four landmark articles that have shaped our understanding of leadership. From 1961, W.C.H. Prentice's article, "Understanding Leadership" looks at the deeply human achievement of being a leader. From 1977, Abraham Zaleznik examines the different ways organizations should train their managers and their leaders. From 1998, Daniel Goleman's article that introduced emotional intelligence. And, finally, from 2000, Michael Maccoby's article about the pros and cons of narcissistic leaders.
Harvard Business Review We begin with this month's Forethought: "Love and Fear and the Modern Boss" by Scott A. Snook. Then, there are three full length articles: "Putting Leadership Back Into Strategy" by Cynthia A. Montgomery: You'll hear how a CEO must be the steward of a living strategy that defines what the firm is and what it will become.
"Transforming Giants", by Rosabeth Moss Kanter: You'll learn what kind of company makes it its business to make the world a better place.
"Transformation Killers" by Clayton M. Christensen, Stephen P. Kaufman, and Willy C. Shih: You'll discover how financial tools destroy one's capacity to do new things.
Finally, you'll hear executive summaries of the remaining articles: "How to Change the World" by Howard H. Stevenson, "Mastering the Management System" by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton, "The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy" by Michael E. Porter, "Giving Great Advice: Bruce Wasserstein" by Thomas A. Stewart and Gardiner Morse, "Why Mentoring Matters in a Hypercompetitive World", by Thomas J. DeLong, John J. Gabarro, and Robert J. Lees, and "Where Will We Find Tomorrow's Leaders? A Conversation with Linda A. Hill".
Harvard Business Review In his defining work on emotional intelligence, best-selling author Daniel Goleman found that it is twice as important as other competencies in determining outstanding leadership. If you listen to nothing else on emotional intelligence, listen to these 10 articles by experts in the field. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you boost your emotional skills - and your professional success. This book will inspire you to:
Monitor and channel your moods and emotions
Make smart, empathetic people decisions
Manage conflict and regulate emotions within your team
React to tough situations with resilience
Better understand your strengths, weaknesses, needs, values, and goals
Develop emotional agility
Harvard Business Review, Peter Ferdinand Drucker, Clayton M. Christensen & Daniel Goleman The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror.
If you listen to nothing else on managing yourself, you should at least hear these 10 articles (plus the bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles to select the most important ones to help you maximize yourself.
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself will inspire you to:
Stay engaged throughout your 50+-year work life
Tap into your deepest values
Solicit candid feedback
Replenish physical and mental energy
Balance work, home, community, and self
Spread positive energy throughout your organization
Rebound from tough times
Decrease distractibility and frenzy
Delegate and develop employees' initiative
This collection of best-selling articles includes: bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen, "Managing Oneself", "Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey?", "How Resilience Works", "Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time", "Overloadeded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform", "Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life", "Reclaim Your Job", "Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership", "What to Ask the Person in the Mirror", and "Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance."
Harvard Business Review This edition features four great business articles. In our first article, we'll find out the difference between having what it takes to be considered for a CEO position, and actually getting it. Also, we'll find out what turns smart, ambitious people into underachievers, as well as how the right autobiographical story can help you in your personal life and your career. Plus, you'll learn how to critically re-assess your priorities before an unforeseen crisis forces you to.
Harvard Business Review, Peter Ferdinand Drucker, Daniel Goleman & Bill George Go from being a good manager to an extraordinary leader.
If you listen to nothing else on leadership, you should at least hear these 10 articles (featuring "What Makes an Effective Executive" by Peter F. Drucker). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on leadership and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization's performance.
HBR's 10 Must Reads On Leadership will inspire you to:
Motivate others to excel
Build your team's self-confidence in others
Provoke positive change
Encourage smart risk-taking
Manage with tough empathy
Credit others for your success
Draw strength from adversity
This collection of best-selling articles includes: featured article "What Makes an Effective Executive" by Peter F. Drucker, "What Makes a Leader?", "What Leaders Really Do", "The Work of Leadership", "Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?", "Crucibles of Leadership", "Level 5 Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve", "Seven Transformations of Leadership", "Discovering Your Authentic Leadership", and "In Praise of the Incomplete Leader".
John Hamm, Harvard Business Review If you want to know why so many organizations sink into chaos, look no further than their leaders' mouths. Over and over, leaders present grand, overarching - yet fuzzy - notions of where they think the company is going. They assume everyone shares their definitions of "vision," "accountability," and "results." The result is often sloppy behavior and misalignment that can cost a company dearly. Effective communication is a leader's most critical tool for doing the essential job of leadership. - From the May 2006 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Harvard Business Review, Michael E. Porter, W. Chan Kim & Renee Renee HBR's 10 Must Reads series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further.
HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential ones on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever-changing business environment.
Classic ideas, enduring advice, the best thinkers: HBR's 10 Must Reads.
Is your company spending too much time on strategy development - with too little to show for it?
If you listen to nothing else on strategy, you should at least hear these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you catalyze your organization's strategy development and execution.
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy will inspire you to:
Distinguish your company from rivals
Clarify what your company will and won't do
Craft a vision for an uncertain future
Create blue oceans of uncontested market space
Use the Balanced Scorecard to measure your strategy
Capture your strategy in a memorable phrase
Make priorities explicit
Allocate resources early
Clarify decision rights for faster decision making
IDEA WATCH "Good Data Won’t Guarantee Good Decisions" by Shvetank Shah, Andrew Horne, and Jaime Capella.
FEATURE ARTICLES "The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson. "Saving the Planet: A Tale of Two Strategies" by Roger Martin and Alison Kemper. "Retail Doesn’t Cross Borders" by Marcel Corstjens and Rajiv Lal.
Renée Mauborgne, W. Chan Kim, John P. Kotter & Harvard Business Review Most companies' change initiatives fail. Yours don't have to. If you listen to nothing else on change management, listen to these 10 articles (featuring "Leading Change" by John P. Kotter). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you spearhead change in your organization. HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management will inspire you to:
Lead change through eight critical stages
Establish a sense of urgency
Overcome addiction to the status quo
Minimize the pain of change
Motivate change when business is good
This collection of best-selling articles includes: featured article "Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail" by John P. Kotter, "Change Through Persuasion", "Leading Change When Business Is Good: An Interview with Samuel J. Palmisano", "Radical Change, the Quiet Way", "Tipping Point Leadership", "A Survival Guide for Leaders", "The Real Reason People Won't Change", "Cracking the Code of Change", "The Hard Side of Change Management", and "Why Change Programs Don't Produce Change".