Strategy and leadership have become separated in the business world. Legendary Harvard Business School Professor Cynthia Montgomery reveals why and how they need to be re-integrated for ultimate business success. Cynthia Montgomery teaches the globally-renowned EOP (Entrepreneur, Owner, President) course at Harvard Business School, one of Harvard's most oversubscribed executive courses. Participants are all seasoned executives, owners, CEOs, or COOs of privately held companies who pay tens of thousands of dollars to attend, with the goal of learning how to be more effective leaders and how to make their companies more successful. Montgomery's course teaches them a totally new way to understand leadership, a way that fuses leadership with strategy. Her approach calls for a reset of current thinking about both. She shows that strategy is not just a tool for outwitting the competition -- it is the most powerful means a leader has for shaping a firm itself. Montgomery takes the readers through the paces of her world-renowned course, teaching them how to develop the skills and sensibilities that living strategy and real leadership demand.
No other book marries strategy and leadership in the same way -- a way readers will find challenging, intriguing, and ultimately, inspiring.
Cynthia A. Montgomery is the Timken Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, where she has served on the faculty for 20 years. For the past five years, she has taught the Harvard Entrepreneur, Owner, President program attended by top business leaders from around the globe. Cynthia has received awards for her outstanding teaching at Michigan, Northwestern and Harvard universities. Over the past 30 years she has conducted world-class research on strategy and corporate governance, published in The American Economic Review, Harvard Business Review, and many other leading journals.
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