Higher Ambition

In their recently published book, Higher Ambition, Mike Beer, Russ Eisenstat, Nathaniel Foote, Tobias Fredberg and Flemming Norrgren argue that there is a fundamentally better way to lead large, complex organizations in the 21st century.  Higher-ambition leaders deliver superior economic and social value—in both the short- and long-term. 

The book brings together the insights of 36 CEO's from vanguard companies from around the world. These leaders all share a higher ambition—they are not content to just make their quarterly numbers; they are committed to creating institutions that sustainably win, with their people, their customers, their communities and with their shareholders.

The companies these CEOs lead are able to succeed even in the face of headwinds from capital markets, rapidly changing technology and unrelenting competition. At the heart of higher-ambition leaders’ success are five core leadership and management disciplines:

Higher-ambition leaders build on management best practices in: 

 

To:


Strategy Development

 

Forge a strategic identity rooted in their core capabilities, mission and values


Performance Management

 

Build a shared commitment to excel — delivering on promises to all stakeholders


Organizational Development

 

Create a diverse community of purpose that energizes and aligns their global firms


Human Resource Development

 

Develop collective leadership with the CEO as Chief Talent Officer


Personal Leadership

 

Lead with "Sisu" — staying the course quarter after quarter and year after year.

Books
Higher Ambition How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value

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