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Organizations must choose between people and profits, right? Wrong, argue the authors of Higher Ambition. In fact, as global competition stiffens and enterprises face increasing public scrutiny, successful leaders must win on all fronts ? with their people, their customers, their communities, and their shareholders. Higher Ambition takes you inside the minds of some of the most successful and insightful leaders of our time: the CEOs from companies as diverse as Standard Chartered Bank, Infosys, Nokia, Cummins, IKEA, Tata, and Campbell?s Soup. The authors reveal how these leaders from around the world are converging on a new management paradigm that unlocks the energy and potential of their people to deliver superior economic and social value.
The book identifies the specific leadership goals that are essential for achieving sustainable value across all constituencies, including how to:
Find a winning approach for both people and profits
Forge a successful strategic identity
Build a shared commitment to excel
Create a global community that embraces diversity
Energize leadership at all levels
With powerful stories, timely advice, and cogent insights, Higher Ambition is poised to become a management classic in the tradition of In Search of Excellence and Built to Last.
About the Authors
Michael Beer is the Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, at Harvard Business School and chairman of TruePoint Partners and its Center for High Performance and High Commitment. [ Boston , MA ]
Flemming Norrgren is a professor at Chalmers University and a partner at TruePoint. [ Boston , MA ]
Russell Eisenstat and Nathaniel Foote are partners at TruePoint. Tobias Fredberg is a professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and a fellow at the TruePoint Center. [Steninge, Sweden ]
Named by?strategy+business?as one of the Best Business Books of 2011