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Book Synopsis "We can all become strategic leaders if we stay on the right path."
--Harbir Singh & Michael Useem
Even a strong leader can flounder without an effective strategy, and the most powerful strategy can fail without the right leader. Only those who master and integrate both skills can effectively navigate the challenges that lay ahead for today's organizations. The Strategic Leader's Roadmap
, by Wharton management professors Harbir Singh and Michael Useem, offers a 6-point checklist for leading strategically that will help managers strengthen their capacity to develop strategy and to lead its execution.
Drawing on one-on-one interviews with CEOs, in-depth research, and their experience teaching today's executives and tomorrow's leaders, Singh and Useem take readers into the offices-and mindsets-of some of today's foremost strategic leaders, including:
- Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Nissan
- Indra Nooyi, chief executive of PepsiCo
- Jack Ma, founder and chief executive of Alibaba Group
- John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco Systems
Fast-reading and inspiring, The Strategic Leader's Roadmap
will enable leaders at all levels to master today's most vital capability.
"In today's world of rapid change, success requires firms to have both leadership and strategy. The Strategic Leader's Roadmap
provides a pragmatic and actionable guide to developing leaders that embody both. Balancing exemplary corporate experience with academic concepts, the book offers a six-point roadmap for integrating leadership and strategy." --Vikram Malhotra, Chairman of the Americas, McKinsey & Company
"The Strategic Leader's Roadmap
provides an essential playbook for combining business strategy with great leadership. In an era of heightened change and uncertainty, the exercise of both has become essential, and Harbir Singh and Michael Useem offer managers and executives compelling illustrations and practical guidance for doing so." --William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
"Thinking strategically and acting decisively are vital capabilities for running any enterprise, and the Wharton School's Harbir Singh and Michael Useem show how to develop and apply them together. The Strategic Leader's Roadmap
offers an invaluable model for the strategic leadership required at all levels in any organization during the turbulent era ahead." --Ajay Banga, Chief Executive Officer, MasterCard Inc.
"For pragmatic direction on how best to combine a company's strategy and its leadership, The Strategic Leader's Roadmap
is essential reading. Harbir Singh and Michael Useem have brought executive experience together with university research to identify the essential steps for the art of leading strategically." --Maggie Wilderotter, former Chairman and CEO, Frontier Communications; director, Costco, DreamWorks Animation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Juno Therapeutics
"The Strategic Leader's Roadmap
captures the global changes impacting business and provides a new and compelling focus on strategy and
leadership. Harbir Singh and Michael Useem offer company examples and focused actions for leaders to grow their business. Highly recommended!" --John A. Krol, former Chief Executive, Dupont, and director, Delphi Automotive and Tyco International
About the Author Harbir Singh
, coauthor of The India Way
, is Mack Professor of Management, Co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, and Vice Dean for Global Initiatives, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching interests include corporate governance, strategic management, alliances, innovation, and strategies for corporate acquisitions. Michael Useem
, author of The Leader's Checklist
and coauthor of Boards That Lead
, is Egan Professor of Management, Faculty Director of the McNulty Leadership Program, and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching interests include corporate governance, risk management, decision making, organizational leadership, and change management.