Summary of Know-How
Copyright © 2006 by Ram Charan. Used by arrangement with Crown Business, an imprint of Random House, Inc.
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Given the reality of the modern world, business schools and management training programs should offer a class called: "Business Savvy 101: An Overview of Hidden Agendas, Power Struggles and Other Leadership Challenges." Fortunately, Ram Charan offers a tutorial on that subject in this book. He provides excellent insights for aspiring executives and current leaders. Although parts of the text are repetitive, that fault is far outweighed by the value of Charan's concrete examples from brand-name companies. getAbstract recommends this book to readers at all levels of management who want to sharpen their leadership skills.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to develop leadership habits in yourself and your staff;
- Why you should avoid the short-term pressures of Wall Street and other outside forces;
- How to coach your team; and
- Why you need lofty visions and a grasp on the pulse of your industry, company or department.
About the Author
Ram Charan, a business adviser for global corporations, is also the author of What the CEO Wants You to Know and the co-author of Execution. Charan, a frequent public speaker, also writes a biweekly column for Yahoo! Finance.
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1 year agoInvaluable advice, highly recommend for current and aspiring executives.