The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs

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HarperCollins Publishers, Apr 26, 2012 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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Strategy is about identifying why your business matters, not just analysing the competition. Cynthia Montgomery reveals how leaders can embrace the crucial role of The Strategist to really define and drive the objectives and advantages to power their companies forward.

Based on her legendary strategy course, one of the most oversubscribed executive courses at Harvard Business School, Cynthia Montgomery offers a radically new perspective on a leader’s most vial role.

Montgomery’s course teaches seasoned executives, owners and CEOs a totally new way to understand how to lead with vision and values, a way that fuses leadership with strategy. 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.

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Review: The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs

User Review  - pri - Goodreads

Very good book on looking at your business from a competitive perspective. I enjoyed the stories of real businesses and how they created their brand and their market share (Ikea especially). However ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dujon - Goodreads

Deep thoughts on business and leadership. Will probably be referring back to this one for a while. Read full review

About the author (2012)

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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