Synopses & Reviews
Change is the one constant in business, and we must adapt or face obsolescence. Yet certain challenges never go away. That's what makes this book "must read." These are the 10 seminal articles by management's most influential experts, on topics of perennial concern to ambitious managers and leaders hungry for inspiration--and ready to run with big ideas to accelerate their own and their companies' success.
If you read nothing else - full stop - read:
Michael Porter on creating competitive advantage and distinguishing your company from rivals
John Kotter on leading change through eight critical stages
Daniel Goleman on using emotional intelligence to maximize performance
Peter Drucker on managing your career by evaluating your own strengths and weaknesses
Clay Christensen on orchestrating innovation within established organizations
Tom Davenport on using analytics to determine how to keep your customers loyal
Robert Kaplan and David Norton on measuring your company's strategy with the Balanced Scorecard
Rosabeth Moss Kanter on avoiding common mistakes when pushing innovation forward
Ted Levitt on understanding who your customers are and what they really want
C. K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel on identifying the unique, integrated systems that support your strategy
If you read nothing else, read these 10 articles from HBR's most influential authors, covering the essential management topics.
About the Author
HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further.
HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever-changing business environment.
Classic ideas, enduring advice, the best thinkers: HBR's 10 Must Reads.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change
Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Overdorf
Competing on Analytics
Thomas H. Davenport
Peter F. Drucker
What Makes a Leader?
Putting the Balanced Scorecard to Work
Robert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton
Innovation: The Classic Traps
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail
John P. Kotter
What Is Strategy?
Michael E. Porter
The Core Competence of the Corporation
C.K. Prahalad, Gary Hamel
About the Contributors