First Look: Leadership Books for February 2013

Leading Blog

Where Winners Live : Sell More, Earn More, Achieve More Through Personal Accountability by Dave Porter and Linda Galindo. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in February. Leadership Conversations : Challenging High Potential Managers to Become Great Leaders by Alan S. Berson and Richard G. Stieglitz. Playing to Win : How Strategy Really Works by A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin.

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2013 Top Professors on Twitter


Below you’ll find who we feel are the 2013 top 50 professors on twitter, broken into lists around leadership, innovation, and strategy, as well as five at-large professors. Michael Porter.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 3/18/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Competitiveness" "International Women’s Day 2013: Defining Success" "Some Things You Might Not Know About Sheryl Sandberg…But Lucky Us "Stop Reinventing Disruption" "The New Aesthetic Resonates in Ferruccio Laviani’s Good Vibrations” "Why Persuasion Doesn’t Require Manipulation" Accenture Global Research Results Adam Bryant “The second step to brain mastery” Baratunde Thurston Bernie D.

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Voting ends Sept 1st for Thinkers50 Top Management Thinker Award for 2013

Marshall Goldsmith

Dear Friends, We are nearing the 2013 Thinkers50 biannual awards. Previous winners of the Top Management Thinker Award have included Peter Drucker (2001 & 2003), Michael Porter (2005), CK Prahalad (2007 & 2009), and Clayton Christensen (2011).

The World’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Thinkers

N2Growth Blog

Those recognized previously have included Peter Drucker, Michael Porter, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Tom Peters, Richard Branson, Clayton Christensen and other esteemed thinkers. Just today, Thinkers50 announced their shortlist for the 2013 awards.

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The Multiplier Effect: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools Liz Wiseman, Lois Allen, and Elise Porter Corwin/A Sage Company (2013) How and why a Multiplier environment — with efficient systems — can unlock human potential In Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, written with Greg McKeown, Liz Wiseman juxtaposes two quite different types […].

Feed the Startup Beast: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Feed the Startup Beast: A 7-Step Guide to Big, Hairy, Outrageous Sales Growth Drew Williams and Jonathan Verney McGraw-Hill (2013) How and why “the smallest market efforts can produce outsized sales results if you focus on the right issues” The observation by Drew Williams and Jonathan Verney that I include in the title of this […].

Trust, Inc: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Gentile Next Decade Peter Firestein Randy Conley Robert Easton Robert Porter Lynch Trust Inc.: Trust Inc: Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset Barbara Brooks Kimmel, Editor Next Decade, Inc. 2014) How and why a high trust culture is one within which personal growth and professional development are most likely to thrive Curious, I checked the etymology for the word “incorporated” and learned that it means “united in […].

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 10/7/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew King, and Kevin Bennett The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools Liz Wiseman, Lois Allen, and Elise Porter The Year Without […].

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Beyond corporate social responsibility: Integrated external engagement

First Friday Book Synopsis

Obviously, companies must incorporate interaction with stakeholders into decision making at every level of the organization. That’s much easier said than done, however. Here is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by John Browne and Robin Nuttall for The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which they explain how and why traditional [.].

Dan Pontefract : Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Dan Pontefract is the author of Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization. He also holds the role of Head of Learning & Collaboration at TELUS where he is responsible for the overarching leadership development, learning and collaboration strategy for the company where he introduced the TELUS Leadership Philosophy and the Learning 2.0 framework […].

#11 — A Healthy Organization Excels at Execution – (12 Vital Signs of Organizational Health)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Michael Porter ——————– In my introductory post, 12 Vital signs of Organizational Health, I listed the 12 signs. “It’s better to have grade-B strategy and grade-A execution than the other way around.” Here is sign #11: A healthy organization excels at execution. This is the question. Get ready for it. Do you deliver on what you […]. Randy''s blog entries

Innovation in Complex Civic Environments

Mills Scofield

As Michael Porter has said, “Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.” This guest post is by my friend, Chris Thompson , Director of Regional Engagement for the Fund for Our Economic Future in Cleveland, OH. Chris is one of the most passionate people I know about innovating in the civic space where government, non-profit and for-profit intersect. You can, and should, read his blog. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.

Playing to Win: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Lafley and Roger Martin Harvard Business Review Press (2013) “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” ” — Michael Porter I am pleased that A.G. Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works A.G. Lafley has co-authored another book, with Roger Martin, after previously co-authoring The Game Changer with Ram Charan. Whereas in the [.].

20 Interesting Behaviors of Strategy Tourist

Strategy Driven

He has shared the stage with prominent strategists like Michael Porter and reached out to 21,000+ leaders in 30+ countries. Let me start by reassuring you: the chances that you are a strategy tourist are close to zero. But I’m sure you do know a strategy tourist.

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

Harvard Business Review

The result, I think, is a set of ideas that together are important, useful, and original, and that feel like quite an accurate account of the management concerns many of us shared in 2013. McKinsey may have been hired in 2013 by the Vatican, the Bank of England, and the owners of the Rangers and Knicks, but they’re also acting to stave off threats to their business model.

Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50

Tanveer Naseer

From blue ocean strategy to Michael Porter’s five forces, Vijay Govindarajan’s reverse innovation to Richard D’Aveni’s hypercompetition, great thinkers and their ideas directly effect how companies are run and how business people think about and practice business.

New Year. New Leader.

Lead Change Blog

Here they are: Daniel Pink – In 2015, London-based Thinkers 50 named him, alongside Michael Porter and Clayton Christensen, as one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world. What do leaders need to know right now? It’s really a simple question. Or is it?

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Why President Kagame Runs Rwanda Like a Business

Harvard Business Review

So when Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter invited HBR last month to attend a class where Kagame was the guest speaker, and talk to him and Kagame afterwards, I was curious but also a little worried about being enlisted as a Kagame salesman. Porter: Or have a good job.

Intelligent Redesign of Health Care

Harvard Business Review

Porter). The results are often surprising; for example in the pilot project described in Kaplan’s and Porter’s 2011 HBR article , one finding was that most providers’ existing cost systems underestimate the cost of new patient evaluation services by 15% to 20%.

Getting Real About Health Care Value

Harvard Business Review

Michael Porter has defined value as “health outcomes achieved per dollar spent.” Porter and colleagues adapt microeconomics to health care through their definition of output: patient-centered health outcomes. Words can spearhead social transformation.

Apple Versus the Strategy Professors

Harvard Business Review

That's what Michael Porter says , and tough-choice-making has clearly been a big part of Apple's success. To quote Porter: "Strategy renders choices about what not to do as important as choices about what to do."

Avoid the Deadly Temptations that Derail Innovators

Harvard Business Review

Strategy is what you don''t do, not just what you do , as my HBS colleague Michael Porter has said. Any promising new initiative — a stand-alone business venture or an innovation in an established organization — hits roadblocks and unexpected obstacles.

Six Ways to Grow Your Job

Harvard Business Review

Find and follow the opinion leaders in your domain, read up on the classics , brush up on your Michael Porter. In today’s resource-constrained environment, many of us are delivering 120% on the current demands of our job—but devoting little time to developing ourselves further or positioning ourselves for a future move.

Don’t Build Your Startup Outside of Silicon Valley

Harvard Business Review

The world is well versed in Michael Porter’s cluster theory. The entrepreneurial zeitgeist today is hard to ignore. Startup America regions have been launched in 32 states. MBAs are flocking to internet startups at an unprecedented clip — faster than during the original dot-com bubble.

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Corporate Reporting Needs a Reboot

Harvard Business Review

There is a clamor of voices demanding the rebooting of capitalism, from academics (such as Michael Porter) and politicians (like Al Gore) to investors (such as CalPERS) and Occupy''s street activists.

Value-Based Health Care Is Inevitable and That’s Good

Harvard Business Review

Vaccines. Anesthesia. Penicillin. Bypass surgery. Decoding the human genome. Unquestionably, all are life-saving medical breakthroughs. But one breakthrough that will change the face of medicine is being slowed by criticism, misunderstanding, and a reluctance to do things differently.

Great Entrepreneurs Pick Great Markets

Harvard Business Review

Crack open any strategy textbook and you’ll see Michael Porter’s Five Forces , a classic framework for understanding what makes markets attractive. This is also why in 2013, the only major company to exit in this space is Chegg, a rental company that has a direct to student go-to-market. One could argue that a traditional market sizing analysis or Porter’s Five Forces analysis would have failed in analyzing that company.

What Capitalism Can't Fix

Harvard Business Review

In health care, for example, research indicates a decline in quality when non-profit hospitals switched to become profit making, as Eduardo Porter explained this month in the New York Times. Increasingly, I see people looking starry-eyed to business and markets to solve social problems.

Every Business Is (Or Should Be) a Social Business

Harvard Business Review

Almost exactly two years ago, Michael Porter and Mark Kramer called for a new definition of capitalism — " shared value " — to unify this false choice. I believe the distinction between social and non-social business is a false dichotomy.

Can Companies Both Do Well and Do Good?

Harvard Business Review

Porter and Mark R. This post is adapted from the Jan/Feb HBR article, " The Best-Performing CEOs in the World.".

You Can Win Without Differentiation

Harvard Business Review

From Michael Porter to Costas Markides and through the Blue Oceans of Kim and Mauborgne, strategy scholars have been urging executives to distinguish their firm’s offerings and carve out a unique market position. For decades, strategy gurus have been telling firms to differentiate.

Why The Best Teams Might Be Temporary

Harvard Business Review

The final database cataloged 474 musicals and listed 2,092 artists, including Broadway legends from Cole Porter to Andrew Lloyd Webber, revealing a complex, dense network of collaborations and working relationships between producers, writers, actors, and choreographers, a fertile ground for teams to connect, collaborate, disband, and repeat the cycle. When we think of high-performing teams, we often think of them as long-term allies—a band of brothers in the organizational world.

The Big Trends Changing Community Development

Harvard Business Review

The term was coined by Michael Porter to denote a broader goal for businesses than share holder value; companies operating with a shared value mindset prioritize business investments that also produce social value – and prioritize social investments that also produce business value. Big trends in business and society tend to march along at a measured pace. When change happens fast in some area, it’s usually because multiple trends are converging to accelerate the process.

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Meet Your New R&D Team: Social Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business Review

Gurus Michael Porter and Mark Kramer have tried to reframe the role of CSR by putting forth the concept of Creating Shared Value (CSV) as an alternate model, with "innovation and growth" as one of three primary value propositions. As FSG, the global social impact consulting firm founded by Mark Kramer and Michael Porter, put it in a recent report : "The effect this change of mindset can have on companies is profound.

Don't Just Create Value; Capture It

Harvard Business Review

Since the mid-1800s all the way through Michael Porter, people have been encouraged to think of "competition" as a persistent driver of profit erosion - that is, as a threat. In my recent HBR article, The New Dynamics of Competition , I present a new analytical tool called Value Network Maps, which I explain below. Video Platform. Video Management. Video Solutions. Video Player.

Don’t Coach Integrity Violations – Fire Them!

Marshall Goldsmith

A very wise leader, Alan Mulally, the former CEO of Ford and Fortune’s #3 greatest leader in the world 2013, once told me, “The key to your success is having great customers.

Doing the Right Thing or Making a Profit - Which Comes First?

Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business School professors Michael Porter and Rosabeth Moss Kanter are among those who have asserted that companies should care about their impact on employees, communities, and the planet as they pursue profit. If a company "does the right thing" when it comes to environmentalism, social justice, or some other public issue, does the motivation matter? There has been much talk about creating social or shared value in recent years.

What We Talk About When We Talk About "Social"

Harvard Business Review

Some people tie it to Michael Porter's Shared Value concept. Enterprise 2.0, Social Media, Social Business, Social Innovation, Social Era — are they all the same, or are they quite different? Do you know? If you don't know, you might be using the wrong term in the wrong context. Which doesn't sound so bad, but the risk is misunderstanding, or quite possibly sounding stupid.

A 40-Year Debate Over Corporate Strategy Gets Revived by Elon Musk and Warren Buffett

Harvard Business Review

Michael Porter’s 1979 HBR article on the five forces that shape strategy offered companies a framework for thinking through those positions, and his 1996 article “What Is Strategy?” Perhaps the strategist Musk most sounds like is Columbia’s Rita Gunther McGrath, who in 2013 wrote a book titled The End of Competitive Advantage. ” In this case, though, Michael Porter and his peers are hardly defunct. Neasden Control Centre for hbr.

Is It Better to Be Strategic or Opportunistic?

Harvard Business Review

Start with Michael Porter. The people who came along later and talked about competing on competencies and resources – these are all extensions of Porter’s thinking.

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0511 | Larry Downes: Full Transcript


The whole second half of the book I really, really enjoyed, so I want to encourage our listeners to check that out, to learn how not to just trust Porter’s five forces model that you learned in B-school. This is a full transcript of LDRLB episode 0511, an interview with Larry Downes. David: Who are you and what do you do? LARRY: I’m Larry Downes, and I’m a research fellow at the Accenture Institute for High Performance. David: You’re incredibly humble.

The U.S. Economy Is Doing Only Half Its Job

Harvard Business Review

Along with Michael Porter and our colleagues at Harvard Business School, I have been researching the competitiveness of the U.S. As of 2013, median income was at levels first attained 24 years earlier, in 1989. America is producing ample prosperity. As the chart below shows, the U.S.