Self-Leadership September 6, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Leadership, Management & Organization.
Tags: book, coach, conversation, difficult employee, Employee, employee engagement, engage, Engagement, evaluate, evaluation, executive, fire, Firing, goals, Guide, Hiring, How-to, innovate, Innovation, inspiration, inspire, inspiring, lead, manage, management, managing, mentor, motivate, Motivation, Organization, performance, shareholder, staff, stakeholder, Strategy, team, team building, teams, workforce
Authors: Andrew Bryant, Ana Kazan
©2013 | 1st Edition | 224 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: AUG-12
Price: US$ 25.00
An effective new approach for leading yourself and others to ultimate business success
With the flattening of hierarchies and global teams and the need for empowered and engaged employees, a new style of leadership is required. Self-Leadership gives managers and other business leaders the tools for greater self-observation, self-confidence, self-management, and decision-making.
Lead yourself to success—and others are sure to follow
“For leaders looking for a plan of ‘Why, What, and How’ to become a better leader, the answer is between the covers of this book.”
—Chester Elton, New York Times bestselling author of The Carrot Principle, The Orange Revolution, and All In
“Ever wish you could be more confident, more engaged, or more productive in your life? Look no further. All the concepts and tools are right here.”
—Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D., Psychologist and Education Director, VIA Institute on Character
“Self-reliance, courage, confidence, emotional self-awareness, and perseverance encompassed into one leadership concept.”
—Garee W. Earnest, Ph.D., Professor, The Ohio State University
“Bryant and Kazan’s groundbreaking work challenges us to take the first small steps of what will be for many a lifelong journey of self-discovery from the inside out.”
—R. Dale Safrit, Ed.D., Professor, North Carolina State University
“Andrew and Ana’s . . . research, insights, and experience provide a practical tool-kit on how you can choose to live your life and your work and influence others to do the same.”
—Philip Beck, Chairman, Dubeta
“It is generally accepted in the business literature that the heart of leadership is leading self. I believe that leading self is also the path to being a ‘responsible’ leader. The important contribution made by Self Leadershipis that it tells you what to do if you want to get better at leading self. Read this book if you desire to be more effective as a leader and remember, “You don’t have to be bad at leadership to get better.”
—Stephen C. Lundin Ph.D., author of the bestseller, Fish!
About the Author
Andrew Bryant, CSP, PCC is an international thought leader specializing in Self-leadership, the power of influence and developing leaders for the future with an emphasis on Asia specifically. He is the founder of Self Leadership International as well as an executive coach and leadership consultant.
Ana Kazan, PhD is a university professor and a researcher in Brazil and Research and Data Analysis Director of Kazan & Associates Consultants. She teaches Organizational Communication, Organizational Psychology and Leadership, Research Methods, and Self-Leadership courses in the state of Sao Paulo.
Strategic Capitalism July 2, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Management & Organization.
Tags: bear, billion, BRIC, bull, Bush, Capitalism, commodities, commodity, competition, Congress, consumer, credit crisis, crisis, deflation, downturn, Economic, economic growth, economy, failure, financial instrument, financial system, fiscal, free market, global financial crisis, globalization, government, growth, inflation, Innovation, investment bank, job loss, Keynes, Keynsian, laissez faire, main street, meltdown, Minsky, mortgage, Obama, oil, productivity, real estate, recession, rescue package, Schumpeter, stabilization act, stagflation, stimulus, subprime, TARP, taxes, trillion, troubled assets relief program, unemployment, volatility, wall street
Authors: Richard D’Aveni
©2013 | 1st Edition | 304 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: AUG-12
Price: US$ 30.00
The Capitalist Cold War Has Begun
Capitalism is the dominant idea of our century. While the twentieth century saw a battle between the ideologies of communism and capitalism, the twenty first century sees capitalism in its eye catching, wealth-creating ascendancy. From Wuhan to Washington, capitalism drives how we live and work. At the last count there were 196 countries in the world; only a handful of them now embraces systems other than capitalism.
Through his work as Professor of Strategy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Richard A. D’Aveni has spent more than 30 years researching capitalism in one form or another. As he studied companies and industries around the world, D’Aveni observed that the environment in which they operate varies hugely. Capitalism takes many different forms around the globe. And he noticed something else.
D’Aveni’s big insight is that it isn’t just companies and industries that compete: capitalism itself is in a constant state of flux. American capitalism is not the same as Chinese capitalism, and both are different to that in India or Russia. And these different varieties of capitalism are now in competition with each other. In fact the competition among these different forms of capitalism is increasing in speed and intensity. What took a century to evolve is now happening in a decade. D’Aveni calls this phenomenon the Capitalist Cold War.
Today, he says, we are witnessing a global struggle between four main types of capitalism: laissez-faire capitalism; social market capitalism; philanthropic capitalism; and managed capitalism. This ongoing and escalating contest between capitalist systems is already having a profound impact on the balance of power among nations.
And he believes that this is where America has been going wrong over recent decades. Instead of making informed choices about the direction of America’s version of capitalism, US policy makers and politicians have assumed it is beyond strategic choices. They have simply accepted that it evolves through the unpredictable, unfettered evolution of international trade and domestic competitive markets. Regulation is seen by some as abhorrent because it interferes with the efficiency of markets. Meanwhile, other parts of the world are taking a more proactive approach, planning and implementing national strategies. As a result, America’s competitive position has been eroded. The world is not as simple as the theory of laissez-faire capitalism suggests. The nation’s thinking needs to change if the US is to continue its role as the world’s economic leader.
In this hard-hitting book, D’Aveni explains why we need to embrace what he calls Strategic Capitalism – intentional strategic interference in national economies to achieve the mission of the nation and outperform other capitalist systems.
Today, the US is under threat from a pack of emerging economies. Chief among them is China — probably the most strategic capitalist in history. How should the US respond? What is our vision to win the struggle between different forms of capitalism so that America maintains its supremacy and American democracy flourishes for another two centuries? That’s D’Aveni’s theme, one which will shape the political debate in the next US Presidential election and beyond.
About the Author
Richard A. D’Aveni has been named among the top 25 business thinkers in the world by CNN, Forbes, the (London) Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Times of India based on the rating of the Thinkers50. Author of the bestselling book Hypercompetition, he is the Bakala Professor of Strategy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a winner of the prestigious A. T. Kearney Award for his research.
The Apple Experience March 12, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: Apple, apple store, Bill Gates, carmine gallo, CRM, cupertino, customer service, Disney, Employee, Innovation, iPad, ipad2, ipad3, iPhone, iphone2, iphone3, iphone4, iPod, iTunes, Jobs, Leadership, mac, macintosh, management, marc, Pixar, silicon valley, staff, Steve, Steve Jobs, Strategy, team, workforce, Zuckerberg
Apple’s 5 Core Principles—Now in the Palm of Your Hand!
Steve Jobs and Apple re-imagined retail. The Apple Experience reveals the secrets to the iconic brand’s unparalleled success during one of the most difficult retail environments in decades.
A global expert on the business methods of Steve Jobs, Carmine Gallo uncovers the five steps of service that Apple’s customer-facing employees follow to engage customers in a retail setting:
End with a fond farewell
Learn how to serve both internal and external companies, create “fearless” employees, and develop a “feedback loop” that benefits everyone at every level.
Praise for THE APPLE EXPERIENCE
“There are three pillars of enchantment: likability, trustworthiness, and quality. The Apple experience is the best modern-day example of all three pillars. Carmine’s book will help you understand and implement the same kind of world-class experience.”
–Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions and former chief evangelist of Apple
“Carmine Gallo explains beautifully and simply just what makes the Apple retail experience so successful. No matter what kind of business you are in, there are insanely valuable lessons in this book!”
–Garr Reynolds, best-selling author of Presentation Zen and The Naked Presenter
“The Apple Experience isn’t just for retailers. It applies to any business that involves people. At its core, this book is not about Apple. It’s about delivering the best experience possible.” –Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.
“An exciting resource for any business owner in any country who wants to reimagine the customer experience.”
–Loic Le Meur, CEO, LeWeb
“Why can’t other retail experiences be as great as an Apple store’s? Not only does Carmine Gallo answer that question brilliantly, but he shows precisely how to make sure your customers never ask it about your business.”
–Matthew E. May, author of In Pursuit of Elegance and The Laws of Subtraction
“Carmine Gallo gets to the magic of Steve Jobs: Touching people’s lives. This simple, yet delightful vision should be at the heart of every retail interaction in the world today.”
–Peter Steinlauf, Chairman, Edmunds.com
“This magnificent collection of insights illuminates the way for anyone who wants to create a truly great experience, whether in retail, service, or software. “
–Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin and Blah Blah Blah
Articles by Carmine Gallo
Forbes, March 08, 2012: 7 Ways Tim Cook Gave a Steve Jobs-Like Presentation
- Forbes, May 20, 2011 – How The Four Seasons Helped Apple Store Rewrite the Rules
- InformationWeek, August 26, 2011 – 5 Succession Planning Lessons From Steve Jobs
About the Author
Carmine Gallo is the communications coach for the world’s most admired global brands. A former anchor and correspondent for CNN and CBS, Gallo is a popular keynote speaker and has worked with executives at Intel, Cisco, Chevron, Hewlett-Packard, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, and many others. Gallo writes “My Communications Coach,” a regular column for Forbes.com. He has written several internationally bestselling and award–winning books, including The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, and The Power of foursquare. Gallo has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Success magazine and on CNBC. He lives in Pleasanton, California, with his wife and two daughters.
Other books by Carmine Gallo:
- 9780071636087 The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs
- 9780071748759 The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs
- 9780071773171 The Power of foursquare
Connect with Carmine Gallo
Value-Driven Business Process Management March 2, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Management & Organization.
Tags: AG, alignment, Biz Talk, bpm, business process management, collaborate, continuous improvement, customer, department, design, document centric, dynamic case, efficiency, Engineering, enterprise content, envision, Execution, Forrester Research, holistic, human centric, improvement, Innovation, integration centric, Lean Six Sigma, life cycle, management, Microsoft, middleware, monitor, monitoring, Operational Intelligence, optimization, output, process modeling, process modelling, process optimization, product, production, quality, satisfaction, software, stress, system, task, total quality, tqm, value add, Vera & Knuntz, vision, WebMethods, workflow
Authors: Peter Franz, Mathias Kirchmer
ISBN: 9780071791717 / 007179171X
©2012 | 1st Edition | 240 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: MAR-12
Price: US$ 30.00
Business Process Management (BPM) is a powerful management discipline for driving efficiency and innovation, as well as achieving strategic imperatives. When you develop a business strategy that is supported by a pragmatic application of BPM, your processes become important assets—and business success soon follows. It’s called value-driven BPM, and this game-changing guide takes you step by step through the entire process.
A team of BPM experts from the global management consulting company Accenture provides some of the key ingredients you need to achieve the highest levels of differentiation and performance. Franz and Kirchmer explain how to launch value-driven BPM in synchronicity with existing BPM efforts, and they reveal common roadblocks along with clear steps for overcoming them. With Value-Driven Business Process Management, you have in your hands a full-suite guide to:
- Achieving immediate business benefi ts while building lasting BPM capabilities
- Putting the right team and infrastructure in place to build an organization designed for an outcome and value-based BPM capability
- Assessing and prioritizing process improvements in alignment with the overall business strategy to meet the most vital needs and deliver the most value
The authors include several end-to-end case studies from a range of industries. These deliver valuable insight into successfully linking processes to value.
If your goal is to empower every employee at every level to express his or her virtuosity in a way that is aligned with strategy, this book is for you. If you seek to create innovative products and services that meet changing customer requirements, this book is for you. If you want your people and technological capabilities to execute the new paradigm with excellence, and thus realize unprecedented value, this book is for you.
If you want to seize the competitive edge now—and maintain it for years to come—Value-Driven Business Process Management is for you.
Praise for Value-Driven Business Process Management
“The book goes well beyond a traditional methods-and-tools perspective to present the most current, broadly informed view of BPM as a management discipline. . . .”
—Paul O’Flaherty, Finance Director, Eskom
“Franz and Kirchmer go directly to the heart of the role of BPM in business by focusing on value as the driver, management discipline as the requirement, and translating strategy into execution as the measure of success. . . .”
—Richard Maltsbarger, SVP of Strategy & BPM, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
“If your CEO has delivered a set of strategic imperatives, you are ready for Value-Driven BPM. This book provides the vision of how to win in the integrated global economy by building a core BPM discipline in your company to simplify the delivery of business strategy. . . .”
—Kathleen Donahue, Senior Director of Business Process Management, Pfizer Inc.
“Business Process Management (BPM) has to be implemented as a management discipline and linked to the strategic imperatives of an organization in order to achieve the best business impact. Franz and Kirchmer show how this can be achieved. . . . I recommend the book to top executives, BPM practitioners, as well as the academic world.”
—Professor Dr. Drs. h.c. August-Wilhelm Scheer, BPM Thought Leader and Entrepreneur
“Value-Driven Business Process Management is a game-changing book. . . .”
—Larry M. Starr, Ph.D., Executive Director and Academic Chair, Organizational Dynamics Graduate Studies, University of Pennsylvania
“Franz and Kirchmer provide a strong foundation for readers in every phase of their BPM life cycle.”
—Alan Trefler, Founder and CEO, Pegasystems Inc.
“Value-driven BPM, as defined by Franz and Kirchmer, is an insightful way to use the available methods and tools to get real business impact through process management. It is a fresh approach to quickly move from strategy into execution.”
—Dr. Wolfram Jost, CTO, Software
About the Author
Peter Franz, Managing Director for Business Process Management at Accenture, is responsible for the global team that helps clients achieve sustainable shareholder and customer value through scalable, efficient, and agile business processes.
Dr. Mathias Kirchmer, Accenture’s Executive Director for Business Process Management, leads the global BPM-Lifecycle Practice as well as the governance organization for Accenture’s Business Process Reference Models. Dr. Kirchmer’s team helps clients to achieve immediate business impact while building sustainable BPM capabilities. Dr. Kirchmer is also an affiliated faculty member of the Program for Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Other books you might be interested:
- 9780071435086 Conquering Complexity in Your Business
- 9780071441193 The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook
- 9780071457897 Fast Innovation
The Well-Balanced Leader November 30, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Management & Organization.
Tags: coach, conversation, Employee, engage, evaluation, fire, goals, Hiring, Innovation, inspiration, inspiring, lead, management, mentor, Motivation, performance, staff, team, workforce
Author: Ron Roberts
ISBN: 9780071772440 / 0071772448
©2012 | 1st Edition | 240 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: JAN-12
Price: US$ 28.00
The hottest new experiential learning strategies for new levels of leadership success
When individual leaders transcend their personal needs and focus on the needs of others and the overarching needs of the organization, the entire organization benefits. Employees at all levels become more committed — and thus, more effective. The result is not only greater job satisfaction for people at all levels in the organization, but greater productivity — regardless of the organization’s field, product, or service.
According to Ron Roberts, the strongest leaders are ones who are aware of their behaviors and how the way they act impacts others. As one of the top trainers in the world in the field of accelerated experiential learning, Ron has identified 9 basic human behavior pairs to bring themselves their leadership skills into balance—what he has termed Ego Librium (e.g., judgmental vs. accepting, defensive vs. nondefensive).
By understanding where they lie on each behavior scale, leaders immediately see where and how they need to change, and how they can use their greatest strength as the basis for the series of small behavioral changes that will lead to a new way of thinking — and instinctive new reactions to situations. In practice, Ron has seen that when leaders change their behavior to focus on others that their own levels of success greatly increase.
First, readers take a self-assessment to determine where their strengths and weaknesses lie, and see where they need to make adjustments. Then, they learn to use their greatest strength to begin developing an individualized program for change. Finally, the book provides experiential learning activities, action steps, games, and thought exercises for each behavior-pair. The method works because it breaks behavior down into manageable chunks readers can practice every day at work, until the new behavior becomes instinctive, even under pressure. People who use it experience a real change in consciousness — so when people need their new behaviors most, they don’t revert to old patterns. Leaders change from the inside out, which means that they create lasting permanent changes for themselves and their organizations.
About the Author
Professor Ron Roberts is among the top consultants and trainers in the area of accelerated experiential Learning. His workshops are legendary and in high-demand; he frequently serves as the keynote speaker or presenter at national conferences and professional meetings. Ron is President of Action Centered Training Inc., ACT Government Support Services (a certified HUBZone) and ACT Games, LLC, (the innovative arm of the organization) where he has trained executives, managers, supervisors and line staff in all phases of industry, corporate and government.
Other books you might be interested:
Our Authors Rank Among World’s Most Influencing Business Thinkers November 28, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Business, Economics, Finance, Health, Highlights, Human Resource Management, Investment, Leadership, Management & Organization, Press Release.
Tags: book award, Business, Clayton Christensen, David Ulrich, Don Tapscott, global villiage award, he world’s top 50 business thinkers, Henry Mintzberg, Innovation, Leadership, Lynda Gratton, Marshall Goldsmith, Richard D’Aveni, Strategy, Subir Chowdhury, Thinkers50
Congratulations to our authors on the Thinkers50 list 2011!
About the Thinkers50
The definitive global ranking of management thinkers is published every two years. The 2009 winner was CK Prahalad. The ranking is based on voting at the Thinkers50 website and input from a team of advisers led by Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove. The Thinkers50 has ten established criteria by which thinkers are evaluated — originality of ideas; practicality of ideas; presentation style; written communication; loyalty of followers; business sense; international outlook; rigor of research; impact of ideas and the elusive guru factor.
Clayton M. Christensen, #1 in the Thinkers50 ranking and Winner of 2011 Thinkers50 Innovation Award. Watch the Interview on Thinkers50
Clayton M. Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on innovation and growth.
Christensen is the bestselling author of a number of books: his seminal work, The Innovator’s Dilemma (1997) which received the Global Business Book Award for the best business book of the year; The Innovator’s Solution (2003); Seeing What’s Next (2004); Disrupting Class (2008) looks at the root causes of why schools struggle and offers solutions; The Innovator’s Prescription (2009) examines how to fix the US healthcare system; The Innovators’ DNA (2011); and The Innovative University (2011).
Christensen and his writings have won a number of awards, including five McKinsey Awards for articles published in theHarvard Business Review.
Christensen became a faculty member at the Harvard Business School in 1992, and was awarded a full professorship with tenure in 1998, becoming the first professor in the school’s modern history to achieve tenure at such an accelerated pace.
In 2000, Christensen founded Innosight, a consulting firm that uses his theories to help companies create new growth businesses. Christensen is also the founder of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank whose mission is to apply his theories to vexing societal problems such as healthcare and education.
Christensen has advised the executives of many of the world’s major corporations. They generate tens of billions of dollars in revenues every year from product and service innovations that were inspired by his research.
Marshall Goldsmith, #7 in the Thinkers50 ranking and Winner of 2011 Thinkers50 Leadership Award. Watch the Interview on Thinkers50.
Marshall Goldsmith is one of the world’s leading executive coaches. He was a pioneer of the 360-degree feedback technique. His success is built on a no-nonsense approach to leaders and leadership and a Buddhist philosophy.
Over the years, Goldsmith has maintained a prodigious output as author, co-author, and editor, of more than 30 books. These include The Leader of the Future (co-edited with Frances Hesselbein and Richard Beckhard, 1996), which has been translated into 25 languages, AMA Handbook of Leadership (co-edited with John Baldoni , Sarah McArthur, 2010), and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There in Sales: How Successful Salespeople Take it to the Next Level (co-edited with Bill Hawkins, Don Brown, 2011)
The follow-up was MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, and How to Get It Back If You Lose It (with Mark Reiter, 2010). Our Mojo is “the moment when we do something that’s purposeful, powerful, and positive and the rest of the world recognizes it”. It is influenced by four factors, identity, achievement, reputation and acceptance.
Goldsmith’s own Mojo seems indefatigable. He originally got into the executive coaching business by accident. A CEO of a large organization mentioned an employee that he didn’t think lived the organization’s values, and Goldsmith offered to help on a no improvement, no fee basis. It worked.
For Goldsmith, executive coaching is not a brief interaction. Instead it is a longer-term commitment to work with an executive and their team, to find out how that person is viewed and provide feedback, which can be worked into a coaching program.
A partner in Marshall Goldsmith Group, a group of top-rank executive and management coaches, Goldsmith focuses on three things “teaching, coaching and writing.” A long time Buddhist, Goldsmith tries, where possible, to use Buddha’s teachings in his work.
Goldsmith received his MBA from Indiana University and his doctorate from UCLA. Between 1976 and 2000 he was assistant professor and associate dean in the business college of Loyola Marymount College, Los Angeles. Since then he has taught executive education at Dartmouth College’s Tuck Business School and other leading universities.
Don Tapscott, #9 in the Thinkers50 ranking and shortlisted for 2011 Thinkers50 Global Village Award and 2011 Thinkers50 Book Award. Watch the Interview on Thinkers50.com.
Don Tapscott is an adjunct professor of management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, globalization and the economic and social impact of technology on business and society.
The author or co-author of 14 books, Tapscott wrote the 1992 best seller Paradigm Shift. His 1995 book The Digital Economy examined the transformational nature of the Internet and in 1997 he defined the Net Generation and the “digital divide” in Growing Up Digital. His 2000 work, Digital Capital, introduced the idea of “the business web.” He wrote The Naked Corporation (2002); and Grown Up Digital (2009). Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything was the best selling management book in America in 2007.
The Economist called his newest work Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World a “Schumpeterian story of creative destruction,” and the Huffington Post said it’s “nothing less than a game plan to fix a broken world.”
When he is not being a cyber-guru you might find Tapscott playing keyboards in Toronto-based band Men in Suits.
Lynda Gratton, #12 in the Thinkers50 ranking. Watch the Interview on Thinkers50.
Lynda Gratton is professor of management practice at London Business School, where she teaches both executives and MBA students. She is considered a leading authority on people in organizations, and the future of work. In 2009 she launched the ‘Future of Work’ research consortium, which has now engaged executives from more than 50 companies around the world.
Gratton is perhaps best known for her work on collaborative working. In her 2007 book Hot Spots she introduced the idea of “organizational hot spots” – areas of highly engaged and innovative activity within organizations.
Gratton argues that we are moving from a business world based on competition to one that is based on collaboration and shared purpose.
Gratton has written seven books, including: Living Strategy: Putting People at the Heart of Corporate Purpose, (2000), The Democratic Enterprise; (2003); Hot Spots (2007); Glow: How you can Radiate Energy Innovation and Success (2010), which focused on how individuals can create their own hot spots; and, most recently, The Shift: The future of work is already here(2011).
Richard D’Aveni, #21 in the Thinkers50 ranking and Shortlisted for 2011 Thinkers50 Strategy Award. Watch the Interview on Thinkers50.com.
Richard D’Aveni is professor of strategic management at the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth University. An expert on competitive strategy, and winner of the prestigious A.T. Kearney Award for outstanding research in general management by the Academy of Management, D’Aveni is probably best known for the concept of hyper-competition, a term he coined in the early 1990s.
His 1994 book Hyper-competition was described by Fortune magazine as “a modern-day analogue to The Art of War.” In it, D’Aveni presciently envisaged a world where sustainable advantage was no longer possible. He developed this idea inHyper-competitive Rivalries (1995); and then in Strategic Supremacy (2001), he demonstrated how companies could achieve supremacy in a hyper-competitive world.
In Beating the Commodity Trap: How Smart Companies Out-maneuver their Rivals to Win the Price War (2010), D’Aveni looked at how firms can turn commoditization to their advantage. In his forthcoming book Strategic Capitalism, he addresses the competitive clash of nations, arguing that China and America are competing on different models of capitalism.
Dave Ulrich is a professor at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, at the University of Michigan. Ulrich’s work covers the spectrum organization topics such as leadership, talent, human resources, culture, coaching, and change. He has helped many leaders build their personal and organization leadership brand, HR departments and professionals deliver value, and organizations align their culture with customer expectations (e.g., he and a team of colleagues helped GE and the then-CEO Jack Welch to design the bureaucracy cutting Workout program).
With a prodigious output of HR, leadership, and organization related publications to his name, Ulrich is the co-author of 23 books. These include HR books (Human Resource Champions; HR Value Proposition; HR Transformation; HR Competencies; leadership books (Why the Bottom Line ISN’T!; Leadership Code, Leadership Brand, Leadership in Asia; Asian Leadership) and organization books (Boundaryless Organization; Learning Organization; GE Workout)
In his latest book The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations That Win (2011), Ulrich, with his psychologist wife Wendy, examines people’s motivation for working and what they get out of work.
Henry Mintzberg, #30 in the Thinkers50 ranking and shortlisted for 2011 Thinkers50 Strategy Award. Read his Interview on Thinkers50.
Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies, at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in Montreal. His work has focused on the work of the manager, and how managers are trained and developed.
The author or co-author of 15 books, Mintzberg is, perhaps, best known for his work on organizational forms – identifying five types of organization: simple structure; machine bureaucracy; professional bureaucracy; the divisionalized form; and the adhocracy. He is also credited with advancing the idea of emergent strategy – the idea that effective strategy emerges from conversations within an organization rather than being imposed from on high.
Cheerfully contrarian, Mintzberg is a long time critic of traditional MBA programs. In his first book, The Nature of Managerial Work (1973) challenged the established thinking about the role of the manager, and is one of the few books that actually examine what managers do, rather than discussing what they should do. Other highlights include The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning (1994); Managers not MBAs (2004), and Managing (2009).
Subir Chowdhury is chairman and CEO of ASI Consulting Group and a globally respected quality expert and strategist. He advises CEOs and senior leaders of Fortune 100 companies as well as organizations in the public, private and not-for profit sectors all over the world, helping them make quality a part of their business culture.
Tagged the “The Quality Prophet,” by Business Week, Chowdhury is the author of the international bestseller The Power of Six Sigma: An Inspiring Tale of How Six Sigma is Transforming the Way We Work (2001), (translated into more than 20 languages), and 12 other business titles. His Design for Six Sigma (2002) is the first book on the topic and credited with popularizing the DFSS philosophy worldwide.
His book The Ice Cream Maker (2005) is a business novella about Pete and the ice cream factory he manages; in which he introduces the next generation management system – LEO – Listen, Enrich and Optimize. The book follows Pete as he improves his business by applying LEO principles; this bestselling book was distributed to every member of the US Congress.
Chowdhury’s latest book is The Power of LEO: The Revolutionary Process for Achieving Extraordinary Results (2011).
For more information about the Thinkers50 and the complete list, please visit: http://www.thinkers50.com/results/2011