4 Books to Sharpen Your Leadership Skills This Quarter

by Melanie Korn

Posted on March 05, 2020 at 02:48:42 PM




Dynamic Administration
Mary Parker Follet
Along with Lillian Gilbreth, Mary Parker Follett was one of two great women management gurus in the early days of classical management theory. She admonished over-managing employees, a process now known as micromanaging, as "bossism" and she is regarded by some writers as the "mother" of Scientific Management.

My Life and Work
Henry Ford
"My Life and Work" is the autobiography of Henry Ford. Written in conjunction with Samuel Crowther, "My Life and Work" chronicles the rise and success of one of the greatest American entrepreneurs and businessmen. Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company will forever be identified with early 20th century American industrialism. The innovations to business and direct impact on the American economy of Henry Ford and his company are immeasurable. His story is brilliantly chronicled in this classic American biography.

Corporate-Level Strategy
Michael Goold and Andrew Campbell and Marcus Alexander

This book covers strategy for organizations that operate more than one business, a situation commonly referred to as group-level or corporate-level strategy. The corporate-level strategy addresses four types of decisions that only corporate-level managers can make: which businesses or markets to enter, how much to invest in each business, how to select and guide the managers of these businesses, and which activities to centralize at the corporate level. This book gives managers and executive students all the tools they need to make and review effective corporate strategy across a range of organizations.

Competing for the Future
Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad
In their stead have come the powerful ideas and methodologies of Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad, whose much-revered thinking has already engendered a new language of strategy. In this book, they develop a coherent model for how today's executives can identify and accomplish no less than heroic goals in tomorrow's marketplace. Their masterful blueprint addresses how executives can ease the tension between competing today and clearing a path toward leadership in the future.


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