In Their Time

Author: Anthony J. Mayo
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1591393450
Format: PDF
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Examines the history of business in America in the twentieth century, tracing the sociopolitical landscape decade by decade and discussing such visionaries as Bill Gates, Walt Disney, and Madam C.J. Walker.

Paths to Power

Author: Anthony J. Mayo
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422101988
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Traces changes in the demographic composition of American business leadership. Through statistical analysis of their large leadership database and biographical sketches of individuals who rose to the top of corporate America, this book reveals mechanisms of advancement. It is intended for scholars, practitioners, and journals.

Russell Rules

Author: Bill Russell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101209332
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bill Russell epitomizes innovation, teamwork, and leadership. Now the winner of 11 championships as a player and coach of the Boston Celtics and five-time NBA Most Valuable Player reveals the 11 essential steps to attaining success in your professional and personal life. In this invaluable book, Bill Russell shares the insights, memories, and most important, the essential “rules of success” that influenced him in every aspect of his life, from raising a daughter as a single father to becoming a successful coach and mentor to others. Filled with personal and professional stories of his days playing with Celtic greats Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, Sam Jones, and coach Red Auerbach, Russell Rules offers inspiring lessons on commitment, personal integrity, teamwork, and success.

Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice

Author: Nitin Nohria
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422157114
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Scores of books and articles have been written in the popular press and mainstream marketplace about leadership: who leaders are, what they do, and why they matter. Yet in academia, there is a dearth of rigorous research, journal articles, or doctoral programs focused on leadership as a discipline. Why do top business schools espouse mission statements that promise to "educate the leaders of the future"- yet fail to give leadership its intellectual due? The Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice seeks to bridge this disconnect. Based on the Harvard Business School Centennial Colloquium "Leadership: Advancing an Intellectual Discipline" and edited by HBS professors Nitin Nohria and Rakesh Khurana, this volume brings together the most important scholars from fields as diverse as psychology, sociology, economics, and history to take stock of what we know about leadership and to set an agenda for future research. More than a means of getting ahead and gaining power, leadership must be understood as a serious professional and personal responsibility. Featuring the thinking of today's most renowned scholars, the Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice will be a catalyst for elevating leadership to a higher intellectual plane - and help shape the research agenda for the next generation of leadership scholars.

From Exile to Washington A Memoir of Leadership in the Twentieth Century

Author: Michael Blumenthal
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468312308
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“An engrossing personal narrative and a thoughtful reflection on leadership.” —Henry Kissinger In a life that has spanned nearly nine decades and has taken him across the world and back, W. Michael Blumenthal has borne witness to the world’s convulsions and transformations during the twentieth century. Born in Germany between the two world wars, Blumenthal narrowly escaped the Nazi horror, when, in 1939, he and his family fled to Shanghai’s chaotic Jewish ghetto, where they spent the entirety of the Second World War. From these fraught and humble beginnings, Blumenthal would emerge as a major leader in American business and politics. In the second half of the century, Blumenthal headed two major American corporations—Bendix and Burroughs (later Unisys); served as a United States trade ambassador in the State Department and the White House, advising John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson; and served under Jimmy Carter as the Secretary of the Treasury. After his retirement from business and politics, he began an entirely new chapter in his career, when he conceived and served as the director of Europe’s largest Jewish museum—the Jewish Museum of Berlin—a position he still holds today. An essential autobiography by one of America’s great political figures, From Exile to Washington is an engaging chronicle of the twentieth century’s greatest upheavals, and a tribute to a lifetime of courage, leadership and decisiveness.

Management

Author: Ranjay Gulati
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0538478462
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How are leaders successfully managing competitive companies in the 21st Century? Gulati/Mayo/Nohria's MANAGEMENT, 1E, by award-winning instructors and prominent Harvard business experts, addresses the many integrated facets in answering this key question to help you effectively prepare for successful leadership now and in the future. As a manager, you will be confronted with challenges and opportunities that are more dynamic and complex than ever before. As a leader in any business role, you need to understand how to harness technological advances, manage and lead a dispersed and diverse workforce, anticipate and react to constant competitive and geopolitical change and uncertainty, compete on a global scale, and operate in a socially responsible and accountable manner. Gulati/Mayo/Nohria's MANAGEMENT, 1E demonstrates the mutual interconnectivity between three key facets of management: strategic positioning, organizational design, and individual leadership. The book presents management from a tangible, integrated, and current perspective, teaching you to visualize how strategy informs leadership and how leaders influence strategic positioning and, ultimately, manage performance. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

King of the Mountain

Author: Arnold M. Ludwig
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813143306
Format: PDF, Kindle
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People may choose to ignore their animal heritage by interpreting their behavior as divinely inspired, socially purposeful, or even self-serving, all of which they attribute to being human, but they masticate, fornicate, and procreate, much as chimps and apes do, so they should have little cause to get upset if they learn that they act like other primates when they politically agitate, debate, abdicate, placate, and administrate, too." -- from the book King of the Mountain presents the startling findings of Arnold M. Ludwig's eighteen-year investigation into why people want to rule. The answer may seem obvious -- power, privilege, and perks -- but any adequate answer also needs to explain why so many rulers cling to power even when they are miserable, trust nobody, feel besieged, and face almost certain death. Ludwig's results suggest that leaders of nations tend to act remarkably like monkeys and apes in the way they come to power, govern, and rule. Profiling every ruler of a recognized country in the twentieth century -- over 1,900 people in all­­, Ludwig establishes how rulers came to power, how they lost power, the dangers they faced, and the odds of their being assassinated, committing suicide, or dying a natural death. Then, concentrating on a smaller sub-set of 377 rulers for whom more extensive personal information was available, he compares six different kinds of leaders, examining their characteristics, their childhoods, and their mental stability or instability to identify the main predictors of later political success. Ludwig's penetrating observations, though presented in a lighthearted and entertaining way, offer important insight into why humans have engaged in war throughout recorded history as well as suggesting how they might live together in peace.

Capitalism in America

Author: Alan Greenspan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735222452
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From the legendary former Fed Chairman and the acclaimed Economist writer and historian, the full, epic story of America's evolution from a small patchwork of threadbare colonies to the most powerful engine of wealth and innovation the world has ever seen. Longlisted for the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award From even the start of his fabled career, Alan Greenspan was duly famous for his deep understanding of even the most arcane corners of the American economy, and his restless curiosity to know even more. To the extent possible, he has made a science of understanding how the US economy works almost as a living organism--how it grows and changes, surges and stalls. He has made a particular study of the question of productivity growth, at the heart of which is the riddle of innovation. Where does innovation come from, and how does it spread through a society? And why do some eras see the fruits of innovation spread more democratically, and others, including our own, see the opposite? In Capitalism in America, Greenspan distills a lifetime of grappling with these questions into a thrilling and profound master reckoning with the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history. In partnership with the celebrated Economist journalist and historian Adrian Wooldridge, he unfolds a tale involving vast landscapes, titanic figures, triumphant breakthroughs, enlightenment ideals as well as terrible moral failings. Every crucial debate is here--from the role of slavery in the antebellum Southern economy to the real impact of FDR's New Deal to America's violent mood swings in its openness to global trade and its impact. But to read Capitalism in America is above all to be stirred deeply by the extraordinary productive energies unleashed by millions of ordinary Americans that have driven this country to unprecedented heights of power and prosperity. At heart, the authors argue, America's genius has been its unique tolerance for the effects of creative destruction, the ceaseless churn of the old giving way to the new, driven by new people and new ideas. Often messy and painful, creative destruction has also lifted almost all Americans to standards of living unimaginable to even the wealthiest citizens of the world a few generations past. A sense of justice and human decency demands that those who bear the brunt of the pain of change be protected, but America has always accepted more pain for more gain, and its vaunted rise cannot otherwise be understood, or its challenges faced, without recognizing this legacy. For now, in our time, productivity growth has stalled again, stirring up the populist furies. There's no better moment to apply the lessons of history to the most pressing question we face, that of whether the United States will preserve its preeminence, or see its leadership pass to other, inevitably less democratic powers.

Fortune The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time

Author: Verne Harnish
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
ISBN: 1603204415
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Decisions equal success--nothing happens until one is made. Businesses make millions of decisions every day. But once in a great while a leader makes a truly game-changing decision that shifts not only the strategy of a single company but how everyone does business. These big decisions are counter intuitive--they go against the conventional wisdom. In hindsight, taking a different direction may seem easy, but these bet-the-company moves involve drama, doubt and high tension. What made Apple's board bring back Steve Jobs to the company? How did J&J decide to recall every bottle of Tylenol after a poisoning scare that only involved a small batch of the drug? What made Henry Ford decide to double the wages of his auto workers and how did that change the American economy for the next century? Here management consultant Verne Harnish, the CE0 of Gazelles, along with Fortune's editors, provide the background story behind the 20 great business decisions of all time. You'll get a glimpse into the thought process leading up to these groundbreaking moments and will learn how these decisions have shaped the thinking of today's top leaders. The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time will spur debates and ignite conversations from board rooms to coffee shops and all will be wondering how one might apply these lessons to one's own business.

Managing Up

Author: Rosanne Badowski
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0385507739
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A guide to creating a productive working relationship with a manager shares anecdotes about the author's work with top business leaders while addressing such topics as empowerment, prioritizing, multitasking, and working under pressure. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.