Leading Through Global Tilt: My Interview with Ram Charan

C-Level Strategies

I was honored to receive an advance copy of Ram Charan’s newest opus Global Tilt: Leading Your Business Through the Great Economic Power Shift. CEO Interviews Executive Leadership Strategy CEO CEO Connection Economic Power Shift Global Tilt Leading Ram Charan

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Ram Charan’s The Attacker’s Advantage: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Attacker’s Advantage: Turning Uncertainty into Breakthrough Opportunities Ram Charan PublicAffairs (2015) This is the most valuable contribution to business thought leadership that Ram Charan has made…thus far. I have read and reviewed all of the books that Dallas-based Ram Charan has written or co-written and am convinced that The Attacker’s Advantage is the most […].

A Training Session is Just the Beginning

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Randy's blog entries execution Larry Bossidy Ram Charan trainingThe problem is simple. Too many employees are not fully developed. In fact, too many employees develop very little after they are hired. And this is a problem. So, how does a company do a better job at developing employees? Here is a line from the 2002 book that kind of launched the “Execution” discussion [.].

Do Not Split HR – At Least Not Ram Charan’s Way

Harvard Business Review

Ram Charan’s recent column “ It’s Time to Split HR ” has created quite a stir. Much of Charan’s recent work has tilted towards organization and people (books on strategy execution, leadership pipeline, talent and advice on intensity, change, leadership traits, performance management, governance). I believe that Charan’s perspective reflects an increasing emphasis among business leaders on the organizational capabilities required to win.

Charan’s New Book is Off to a Great Start

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The newest book from Ram Charan was released yesterday (2/24/2015). Karl''s blog entries 15MinuteBusinessBooks.com Amazon.com first friday book synopsis Ram Charan The Attacker''s Advantage We have presented so many of his books at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas that I am almost certain that we won’t do this one. But, I thought that our blog readers would like to know that he has another book out. The […].

An Interview With Ram Charan - On Execution

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Most Valuable Business Insights: 11-15

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Drucker Peter Sims Philip Kotler’s Kotler on Marketing Practically Radical Ram Charan Roger T. After having read and reviewed so many business books, I now share brief comments about what I consider to be the 25 most valuable business insights and the books in which they are either introduced or (one man’s opinion) best explained. Here are the third five: 11. Leadership: In essence, leaders attract followers so that [.].

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Strategic Bets: When, How, and Why…or Why Not

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Here is an excerpt of an article co-authored by Ram Charan and Michael Sisk for strategy+business magazine (February 7, 2011), published by Booz & Company. Ram Charan Strategic Bets strategy+business magazine (February 7 Sunil Mittal The Game-Changer: How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with Innovation The Whole Deal: Fulfilling the Promise of Acquisitions and Mergers To practice a form of large-scale entrepreneurship

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 1/21/13)

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Chaney Josh Linkner Karen Firestone Krish Krishnakanthan LinkedIn Making internal collaboration work: An interview with Don Tapscott Management Tip of the Day Maria Konnikova Mastermind Mel Brooks: “Unhinged” and Loving It Nationa Geographic Society NPR PBS Ram Charan Renee Montagne Rik Kirkland Robert S.

First Look: Leadership Books for February 2015

Leading Blog

The Attacker''s Advantage : Turning Uncertainty into Breakthrough Opportunities by Ram Charan. Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in February. Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader by Herminia Ibarra. The Hidden Leader : Discover and Develop Greatness Within Your Company by Scott K. Edinger and Laurie Sain. The Creator''s Code : The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs by Amy Wilkinson.

How Should Leaders Address Challenge Of Low Performers?

Tanveer Naseer

Sometimes, coaching can help, in fact, sometimes the problem is that managers are not providing coaching or training when they first notice there’s a problem, according to Ram Charan, a business advisor, speaker, and bestselling author whose books have sold more than 4 million copies.

The Leadership Pipeline

CEO Blog

The Leadership Pipeline - How to Build the Leadership Powered Company by Ram Charan , Steve Drotter and Jim Noel was awesome. I like Ram Charans books. CEO Blog - Time Leadership Tuesday, January 04, 2011 The Leadership Pipeline I often read more than one book at once. This is great for stimulating thought but may cause an intermingling of thought on my book reviews.

First Look: Leadership Books for March 2017

Leading Blog

The High Potential Leader : How to Grow Fast, Take on New Responsibilities, and Make an Impact by Ram Charan. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in March. Time, Talent, Energy : Overcome Organizational Drag and Unleash Your Team's Productive Power by Michael C. Mankins and Eric Garton. Leaders Made Here : Building a Leadership Culture by Mark Miller. Radical Candor : Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott.

The Talent Masters: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers Bill Conaty and Ram Charan Crown Business (2010) How to develop “robust talent pipelines and same-day succession plans” I agree with Bill Conaty and Ram Charan that Steve Jobs is the archetypical “talent master.”

33 Book Recommendations From My Friends

Joseph Lalonde

The Talent Masters by Ram Charan – Dan Black. I love consuming the content of books. Men and women have poured their blood, sweat, and tears into crafting a book worth reading. Years of knowledge are condensed into 200 or so words.

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CEOs work to keep key employees

Coaching Tip

Chief executives should act now to prevent defections of key employees next year, says veteran management adviser Ram Charan. Ram Charan, an expert and author on developing corporate talent , shown earlier this month during an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

Talent Masters is the Choice for the September FFBS

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Karl''s blog entries Alan Murray Amazon.com Bill Conaty first friday book synopsis GE General Electric Jack Welch Ram Charan Supervising Success Talent Masters Wall Street Journal I know that we are still working on the August 1 First Friday Book Synopsis with two excellent books and our bonus program, but I am already looking forward to my September presentation. It has excellent reviews and plenty of strong publicity, including one by our blogging partner, Bob Morris.

Recommended Resource – The Talent Masters: Why smart leaders put people before numbers

Strategy Driven

Conaty and Charan illustrate in great detail the specific programs these organizations use to develop talent and plan for and execute on succession plans; including the behind-the-scenes consideration of organizational, cultural, and operational impacts such changes incur.

High-Potential Leaders

Coaching Tip

Source: Ram Charan: The High Potential Leader: How to Grow Fast, Take on New Responsibilities, and Make an Impact (J-B US non-Franchise Leadership). Ram Charan Height, Weight, Age, Wiki, Biography, Family, Wife, Profile. What "High Potential" Means Now. Everyone has potential to grow, but not everyone, has the potential to lead a large, complex organization in the near and distant future.

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Playing to Win: A book review by Bob Morris

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Lafley has co-authored another book, with Roger Martin, after previously co-authoring The Game Changer with Ram Charan. Lafley Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville core capabilities Harvard Business Review Press how to win integrative thinking Judgment Calls management systems organizational judgment Paul Schoemaker Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works Ram Charan Roger Martin The Game-Changer The Opposable Mind Tom Davenport where to play

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 2/25/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Global Tilt: Leading Your Business Through the Great Economic Power Shift Ram Charan The AIG Story Maurice R. Greenberg and Lawrence Cunningham Global Tilt: Leading Your Business Through the Great Economic Power Shift Ram Charan HBR’s [.].

7 Guiding Principles for Developing Leadership Talent

Leading Blog

In The Talent Masters , Bill Conaty and Ram Charan explain how to do it. That leads us to Conaty and Charan’s first principle of the talent masters: The leadership team understands that the top priority for the future is developing the talent that will get it there. Conaty and Charan say that this is actually the hardest part of becoming a talent master. People deliver numbers. If you want the numbers, you need the people.

HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Making Smart Decisions: A book review by Bob Morris

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Daniel Kahneman "Conquering a Culture of Indecision" "Make Better Decisions" Dan Lovallo Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Review Press HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions Learn why bad decisions happen to good managers -- and how to make better ones Olivier Sibony Ram Charan Thomas H.

Getting the Attacker’s Advantage

Leading Blog

To Ram Charan, The Attacker’s Advantage is the ability to detect ahead of others those forces that are radically reshaping your marketplace, then position your business to make the next move first. Charan says the opportunity in structural uncertainty was summed up for him by G.

First Look: Leadership Books for December 2013

Leading Blog

Boards That Lead : When to Take Charge, When to Partner, and When to Stay Out of the Way by Ram Charan, Dennis Carey and Michael Useem. Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in December. Hacking Leadership : The 11 Gaps Every Business Needs to Close and the Secrets to Closing Them Quickly by Mike Myatt. Lead & Influence : Get More Ownership, Commitment, and Achievement From Your Team by Mark Fritz.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 3/4/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: REVIEWS Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life Paddy Miller and Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg Finding Keepers: The Monster Guide to Hiring and Holding the World’s Best Employees Steve Pogorzelski and Jesse Harriott [.].

First Look: Leadership Books for February 2013

Leading Blog

Global Tilt : Leading Your Business Through the Great Economic Power Shift by Ram Charan. 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.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 12/3/12)

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Mauboussin Ram Charan Reid Hoffman Rework Rich Horwath Richard L. I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Harder Than I Thought: Adventures of a Twenty-First Century Leader Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, and Shannon O’Donnell Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs Soren Kaplan The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders [.].

What the Best Decision Makers Do

Harvard Business Review

Ram Charan , coauthor of Boards that Lead , talks about what he’s learned in three decades of helping executives make tough decisions. Download this podcast. Boards Decision making Leadership

Ideation and Entrepreneurship: Interview with Liz Alexander and Naveen Lakkur


In fact, we quote his co-founder, Charan Padmaraju in the same chapter who said, “It was all about building something that would be useful to someone.”

The 6 Passages of Leadership and Management

Great Leadership By Dan

Charan, Drotter, and Noel wrote about six leadership passages in their classic book The Leadership Pipeline. Unless you are an heir to a throne, people usually don’t begin their careers leading a large organization. There’s a progression of passages, or at least there should be. However, they use the terms “leadership” and “management” interchangeably. There’s a big difference, right?

It???s Time to Retool HR, Not Split It

Harvard Business Review

Ram Charans recommendation is wrong. The Split HR column alludes to cross-pollination between HR and Finance, but tucking HR into the Finance function, as Charan suggests, is not the way. The elegance of Ram Charans column is in revealing the troubling possibility that organization leaders might actually accept splitting HR as the solution to an important and complex issue. Lets be clear.

LeadershipNow 140: September 2015 Compilation

Leading Blog

20/20 Foresight by Ram Charan via @stratandbiz. Here are a selection of tweets from September 2015 that you might have missed: Stop Providing Too Much Information @EdBatista. The Truth About Courageous Leadership by @LollyDaskal. Role Models from Dangerous Situations by @ArtPetty. 10 Habits of Highly Effective Small Group Leaders by @pauljsohn. From @JohnBaldoni If You Are A Jerk Should You Still Be Authentic? The Two Sides of Pope Francis.

How Boards Can Set a New CEO Up for Success

Harvard Business Review

Few people have more experience with CEO successions than Ram Charan. For more than three decades, Charan has been involved in CEO searches in the United States, China, Japan, India, Brazil, and Europe, as a director, an adviser, or a member of the selection committee. Charan recently shared best practices on CEO selections in an article for HBR, The Secrets of Great CEO Selection.

My 12 “Must Read” Best Leadership Books for 2014

The Empowered Buisness

Ram Charan is an advisor to senior executives with insight into why some companies are successful and others not. With the new year coming, I asked myself … what wisdom could I provide to help leaders change their game in 2014?

What It Will Take to Fix HR

Harvard Business Review

In the July/August issue of HBR , Ram Charan argues that the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) role should be eliminated, with HR responsibilities funneled in two separate directions — administration , led by traditional HR-types, reporting to the CFO; and talent strategy , led by high-potential line managers, reporting to the corner office. So, kudos to Charan for starting the conversation.

Why Managers and HR Don’t Get Along

Harvard Business Review

The bottom line, as Ram Charan argued in his recent HBR article , is that many line managers are disappointed in their HR people. As Ram Charan noted, very few organizations encourage rotation between HR and line business roles; as a result, most HR people become functional or technical experts and miss out on the nuances (or basics) of the business. Have you ever noticed how ambivalent line managers are about the Human Resources function?

To Grow as a Leader, Seek More Complex Assignments

Harvard Business Review

Over the course of my career, I’ve spent countless hours talking to and hearing from leaders around the world. I’ve interviewed thousands of candidates for managerial roles and tracked the performance of those I successfully hired.

How Boards Can Innovate

Harvard Business Review

Dennis Carey, Ram Charan, and Michael Useem are offering a two-day program on “Boards That Lead” at Wharton Executive Education on June 16-17, 2014. More blog posts by Michael Useem , Dennis Carey and Ram Charan. Governing boards might seem like the last place for innovation.

Book #3: Leading + Teaming + Love

Erika Andersen

It’s partly because they have such a great reputation and experience in the leadership space (they publish Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, Warren Bennis, Ram Charan, Patrick Lencioni and Mark Benioff, among others). I’m very very pleased and excited to share with you that my new book, Leading So People Will Follow , will be published by Jossey-Bass , probably this fall.