Put aside all the overhyped new frameworks, the listicles, the "10 best things you need to succeed as a leader today." The critical leadership practices--the ones that will allow a leader to make the biggest impact over time--are well established. They're about how you create a vision and inspire others to follow it. How you make difficult strategic choices. How you lead innovation. How you get results. These fundamental skills are even more important today as organizations and teams become increasingly networked, virtual, agile, fast-moving, and socially conscious.
In this comprehensive handbook, strategy and change experts Ron Ashkenas and Brook Manville distill proven ideas and frameworks about leadership from Harvard Business Review, interviews with senior executives, and their own experience in the field--all to help rising leaders stand out and have a big impact.
In the HBR Leader's Handbook you'll find:
- Concise explanations of proven leadership frameworks from Harvard Business Review contributors such as Clayton M. Christensen and Michael E. Porter
- In-depth case studies of senior leaders such as Jim Wolfensohn at the World Bank, Paula Kerger at PBS, Darren Walker at the Ford Foundation, and Jim Smith at Thomson Reuters
- Step-by-step guidance to help you understand and start implementing six core leadership practices: building a unifying vision, developing a strategy, getting great people on board, focusing on results, innovating for the future, and leading yourself
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Ron Ashkenas, Partner Emeritus of Schaffer Consulting, advises corporate, nonprofit, and startup executives on how to accelerate growth and build leadership. His clients have included the World Bank, GE, Thomson Reuters, and Merck. He is a frequent contributor to HBR and is the author of Simply Effective.
Brook Manville, a former partner at McKinsey & Company and executive vice president of United Way Worldwide, advises leaders on strategy, organizational development, and leadership. He regularly contributes to HBR, Forbes.com, and other business publications. His previous books are A Company of Citizens and Judgment Calls.
"a tour through some of the best leadership advice of the past few decades."
- BizEd magazine