Leaders Talk Leadership: Top Executives Speak Their Minds by Meredith D. AshbyLeaders Talk Leadership: Top Executives Speak Their Minds by Meredith D. Ashby

Leaders Talk Leadership: Top Executives Speak Their Minds

EditorMeredith D. Ashby, Stephen A. Miles

Hardcover | October 15, 2002

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Leaders Talk Leadership is an impressive collection of interviews with some of the world's most respected corporate leaders and management scholars. Edited by Ashby and Miles of the preeminent executive search firm Heidrick and Struggles, this compilation of thought leadership spanningindustries and geographies addresses the key issues facing executives today such as governance, leadership and strategy, how to lead in volatile times or through a corporate transformation, how to best leverage human capital and how to achieve competitive advantage in today's environment. Some ofthe CEO's featured in the book include Ken Chenault, of American Express, Steve Reinemund of PepsiCo, Heinrich von Pierer of Siemens, Ken Lewis of Bank of America, Edward Tian of China Netcom, Fred Smith of FedEx, Hank McKinnell of Pfizer, A.G. Lafley of Proctor and Gamble, Klaus Zumwinkel ofDeutsche Post World Net, William Haseltine of Human Genome Sciences, Linda Sanford of IBM, Larry Weinbach of Unisys and Michael Dell of Dell Computer. Framing these cutting-edge concepts are interviews and written essays by preeminent academics, including Jay Conger from London Business School, JimCollins of Good to Great, Mohanbir Sawhney of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Jeffrey Pfeffer of Stanford University. Serving as the line executive's roadmap to recruiting, retaining and developing talent and an encyclopedia of MBA students worldwide, this book representspath-breaking leadership perspectives from path-breaking leaders.
Title:Leaders Talk Leadership: Top Executives Speak Their MindsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 6.38 × 9.49 × 0.94 inPublished:October 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195152832

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAbout the EditorsJay A. Conger: Foreword: Leading in the New Century: Storm Clouds and Silver Linings in the HorizonStephen A. Miles and Meredith A. Ashby: Introduction: Factors Affecting Leadership and Human Capital1. Leadership2. Managing Human Capital3. Establishing Competitive Advantage in Today's Market Environment4. Strategic Change and Transformation5. The Stakeholder's ViewJay A. Conger, Stephen A. Miles, and Meredith D. Ashby: Epilogue: Optimizing Human Capital with a "People Operating System" ApproachAbout the ContributorsIndex

Editorial Reviews

"Leaders Talk Leadership ... is a landmark result of our effort to add continuously to our knowledge base. In this unique and unprecedented compendium of leadership perspectives, more than fifty of the business world's renowned and accomplished leaders spell out, in their own words and fromtheir own experience, the philosophies and strategies they have used to transform their companies and keep their edge in an ever-shifting marketplace."--Piers Marmion, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Heidrick and Struggles International, Inc.