Archives from September 2009

Bill George on Seven Lessons for Leading in a Crisis

How to embrace the challenges of crises and turn them to your advantage

September 25, 2009 / Podcast # 09-39

Bill George

Bill George’s reputation as a leadership guru has expanded exponentially with each of his bestselling books on the subject. One of the top professors on leadership at Harvard Business School, he turns his attention now to the timely topic of leading in a high-pressure, economically challenged business climate with 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis. Here we have Bill George’s very personal perspective sharing his thoughts and reflections based on his experiences and those of executives he knows well.

Bill George is Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, where he is teaching leadership and leadership development along with several executive education programs. His previous two books, True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership and Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value, were also best-sellers.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:

Advanced Leadership Communication Strategy
Preparing for Leadership: What It Takes to Take the Lead
AMA’s Advanced Executive Leadership Program
Leading with Emotional Intelligence
The Voice of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results

For related reading from AMACOM Books:

The Nature of Leadership: Reptiles, Mammals, and the Challenge of Becoming a Great Leader


John Baldoni on How To Lead Your Boss

Every manager on the move wants to have influence at the top.

September 18, 2009 / Podcast # 09-38

John Baldoni

In Lead Your Boss, recognized leadership guru John Baldoni gives managers new as well as tried and true methods for influencing both their bosses and their peers, and giving senior leaders reasons to follow their lead.

Named one of the world’s top 30 influential gurus by Leadership Gurus International in 2007, John Baldoni wrote Lead By Example: 50 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Results (AMACOM). Baldoni also writes the Leadership At Work blog for Harvard Business Publishing.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:

* Partnering With Your Boss
* Getting Results Without Authority
* Successfully Managing People

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:

* Lead By Example: 50 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Results by John Baldoni
* Results Without Authority by Tom Kendrick


Larry Samuel on the History and Future of Wealth Culture

Putting the American obsession with money into perspective.

September 11, 2009 / Podcast # 09-37

Larry Samuel

As Americans, we are unapologetically obsessed with money and the people who have a lot of it. We are curious, to say the least, about how rich people make their money, how they spend it, and what separates them from the rest of us. Rich: The Rise and Fall of American Wealth Culture by Larry Samuel puts the American obsession with all things money into much needed perspective. Rich shows how American wealth culture as we knew it has become almost extinct owing to a variety of social and economic factors over the years.
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Adam Werbach on the Strategic Advantage of Sustainability

Why sustainability is now a true competitive strategic advantage

September 4, 2009 / Podcast # 09-36

Adam Werbach

More than ever before, consumers, employees, and investors share a common purpose and a passion for companies that do well by doing good. So any strategy without sustainability at its core is just plain irresponsible – bad for business, bad for shareholders, bad for the environment.

In his book Strategy for Sustainability author Adam Werbach argues that sustainability is now a true competitive strategic advantage, and building it into the core of your business is the only means to ensure that your company – and your world – will survive.

Adam Werbach is Global CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi S, specializing in the field of sustainability.

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:

* Investing in a Sustainable World by Matthew J. Kiernan
* The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook by Jeana Wirtenberg, PhD, William G. Russell, David Lipsky, PhD