Leaders today must carefully manage tensions to find success, explain researchers Rory M. McDonald and Christopher B. Bingham. Whether you’re trying to decide to borrow from your competitors or differentiate, or to embrace familiarity or novelty, McDonald and Bingham urge you to undertake a strategic reorientation. Drawing on wide-ranging research from executives across the world, the authors find solutions for leaders who struggle to make rapid decisions and seize opportunities in an increasingly complex, fast-moving and uncertain market. They provide readers with new theories to help them embrace innovation by working smarter – not harder.
About the Authors
Christopher B. Bingham is a professor and chair of strategy and entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Rory M. McDonald is a Harvard Business School associate professor of business administration.
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1 year agoThis is one of the best books published on innovation by MIT in 2022. We can clearly see the influence of Clayton Christensen on the new ideas --productive tensions-- shared by the authors. It's a must-read for organizations that want to successfully navigate the turbulent waters of markets continuously disrupted by newcomers and technology.