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The Strategic Leader's Roadmap, Revised and Updated Edition
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The Strategic Leader's Roadmap, Revised and Updated Edition
6 Steps for Integrating Leadership and Strategy

Harbir Singh and Michael Useem

5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth Oct 2021 | ISBN 9781613631522 | $45.00s | Outside the Americas £36.00
Paper Oct 2021 | ISBN 9781613631218 | $19.99t | Outside the Americas £14.99
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A volume in the series Wharton School Press

"The Strategic Leader's Roadmap provides an essential playbook for combining business strategy with great leadership."—William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

In The Strategic Leader's Roadmap, Updated and Revised Edition: 6 Steps for Integrating Leadership and Strategy, Wharton management professors Harbir Singh and Michael Useem offer a six-point checklist for today's leaders to follow. They explain how leading strategically 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.

In this fully updated and revised edition, Singh and Useem explore:

  • How Indra Nooyi rose to become CEO of PepsiCo and led its successful strategic redirection;
  • How Jack Ma consistently pivoted and outflanked competition to position Alibaba to become a global behemoth;
  • How John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco Systems, changed his and other company leaders' leadership to stay ahead of disruption;
  • How Lawrence Culp Jr., the CEO of General Electric, has increased efficiency by up to 900% by undertaking a thorough examination of process and strategy.
Fast-reading and actionable, The Strategic Leader's Roadmap will enable leaders at all levels to master the abilities necessary to keep their companies ahead of the competition.

Harbir Singh is the Mack Professor of Management; co-director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; and faculty director of the Huntsman Program for International Studies and Business at the Wharton School. Committed to global business research and education, he has served as vice dean for Global Initiatives at the Wharton School. He focuses on the development of world-class capabilities and of sustainable competitive advantage. His main interests in research and teaching lie in three areas: strategic leadership, growth and innovation via alliances and acquisitions, and the evolution of competitive strategy.

Harbir has won multiple awards for outstanding research in strategic management at the Academy of Management in addition to awards for teaching. He received the Academy of International Business Decade Award for his co-authored work on determinants of modes of entry by multinational firms into new country markets. He was chair of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management and is the former dean of the fellows of the Strategic Management Society. He is the author of several books on strategy and leadership in a global setting, including The Strategic Leader's Roadmap: 6 Steps for Integrating Leadership and Strategy and The India Way: How India's Top Business Leaders Are Revolutionizing Management.

Michael Useem is the William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management and Faculty Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management and McNulty Leadership Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His university teaching includes MBA and executive-MBA courses on management and leadership, and he offers programs on leadership and governance for managers in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He works on leadership development with many companies and organizations in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

He is co-anchor for a weekly program "Leadership in Action" on SiriusXM Radio Channel 132 and co-director of the annual CEO Academy. He is the author of The Leader's Checklist, The Strategic Leader's Roadmap (with Harbir Singh), The Edge: How Ten CEOs Learned to Lead—And the Lessons for Us All, Go Long: Why Long-Term Thinking Is Your Best Short-Term Strategy (with Dennis Carey, Brian Dumaine, and Rodney Zemmel). Mastering Catastrophic Risk (with Howard Kunreuther), Fortune Makers: The Leaders Creating China's Great Global Companies (with Harbir Singh, Neng Liang, and Peter Cappelli), The India Way (with Peter Cappelli, Harbir Singh, and Jitendra Singh), and Boards That Lead (with Ram Charan and Dennis Carey).

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