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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership (with featured article What Makes an Effective Executive, by Peter F. Drucker) Paperback – January 3, 2011
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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 reading 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.
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Those who authored or co-authored the ten articles in this volume do indeed provide enlightening perspectives on the dimensions of leadership. Some may ask, "Why another book on this subject?" Years ago, a colleague on the faculty at Princeton pointed out to Albert Einstein that he always asked the same questions on his final examination. Why? "Because every year the answers are different." I cannot recall a prior time when changes in the business world were more numerous and occurring faster. Core values and valuable insights that illuminate those values may remain the same but the nature and extent of possible applications of them certainly do not. It remains for each reader of these articles to decide (a) which are most relevant to her or his needs and interests, and (b) how to derive greatest benefit from those selected.
""I have found that the most effective leaders are alike in one crucial way: They all have a high degree of what has come to be known as emotional intelligence. It's not that IQ and technical skills are irrelevant.Read more ›
The authors distinguish between managers as organizer and leaders as visionaries. Both have different roles to play in execution of a strategy. However at wartime, you need a competent leader at each level.
A leader is always focusing on opportunities like:
1.Unexpected success or failure
2.A gap between what and what could be in the market process
5.Change in mind sets
Hallmarks of a leader
1.Self-confidence, realistic assessment, sense of humor
2.Trustworthiness and integrity, comfort with ambiguity, open to change
3.Strong drive to achieve
4.Expert in building and retaining talent
Key Points on developing as leader
1. Know Thyself, Improve self-regulation, Develop empathy and social skills
2.Self-aware people find work to energize & readily admit failures
3.A leader has propensity of reflection and thoughtfulness;
4.A comfort level with ambiguity and change, integrity and ability to say no
5.No leader is an island; Social leader will allow emotional intelligence to work
6.The best opportunities matched to the best people (huge HR operation); Key success for Japanese businesses
7.Level 5 Leadership (Executive) is a paradoxical combination of personal humility plus professional will.
The differences between business and political leadership are large, but many problems are similar. Shared studies and exchanges of views may help to advance the study and improvement of both business and political leadership, as needed - more urgently so in respect to political leadership given its rather unsatisfactory performance. This book provides starting points for doing so.
Professor Yehezkel Dror
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Several different points of view about leadership. It's a great opportunity to understand that everybody can become a leader with the correct attitude. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Rolando
Good read - anything by HBR is solid as they seem to really take time to bring in the best of the best.Published 1 month ago by jjjjjj
Full of great articles. I think it's the best leadership book in the worldPublished 3 months ago by Hyun Keun Cho
You'd be better off looking for the secrets of leadership in the splattered entrails of roadkill.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Amazing, Eye-opening Book!
The ideas and examples in this book are out standing! This has caused me to examine my own management style as well as helping those around... Read more