The Edge by Michael Useem audiobook

The Edge: How Ten CEOs Learned to Lead--And the Lessons for Us All

By Michael Useem

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“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.”Jim Whittaker, first American to climb Mt. Everest   A leader’s job—in a radically changing world—is standing on the cliff edge, getting a grip on unfamiliar landscapes, and acquiring the skills for leading the enterprise into new territory. In a world facing the unprecedented challenges of global pandemic and economic distruption, every leader needs to find the edge for leaping across the breach and breaking new ground on the other side.   Michael Useem provides rare insight into how ten leaders confronted hard realities. He looked close-in at the lide and work of people such as Bill McNabb of Vanguard, Jeffrey Lurie of the Philadelphia Eagles, Alex Gorsky of Johnson & Johnson, and Tricia Griffith of Progressive Insurance. His “you are there” profiles chronicle fateful decisions such as: Meeting the concerns of a next-generation workforce that considers inclusiveness an integral part of business Developing a strategy for growth in a market that is cratering Escaping the confines of an insane, always-on, 24/7 world to learn about the real, granular changes happening in the marketplace   Useem’s profiles of leaders on the edge provide the inspiration and the guidance we all need for adapting and thriving in an era of massive disruption and continuous transformation.

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“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.”Jim Whittaker, first American to climb Mt. Everest
 
A leader’s job—in a radically changing world—is standing on the cliff edge, getting a grip on unfamiliar landscapes, and acquiring the skills for leading the enterprise into new territory. In a world facing the unprecedented challenges of global pandemic and economic distruption, every leader needs to find the edge for leaping across the breach and breaking new ground on the other side.
 
Michael Useem provides rare insight into how ten leaders confronted hard realities. He looked close-in at the lide and work of people such as Bill McNabb of Vanguard, Jeffrey Lurie of the Philadelphia Eagles, Alex Gorsky of Johnson & Johnson, and Tricia Griffith of Progressive Insurance. His “you are there” profiles chronicle fateful decisions such as:
  • Meeting the concerns of a next-generation workforce that considers inclusiveness an integral part of business
  • Developing a strategy for growth in a market that is cratering
  • Escaping the confines of an insane, always-on, 24/7 world to learn about the real, granular changes happening in the marketplace
 
Useem’s profiles of leaders on the edge provide the inspiration and the guidance we all need for adapting and thriving in an era of massive disruption and continuous transformation.

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Author Bio: Michael Useem

Author Bio: Michael Useem

Michael Useem is the William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management and director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School. He holds a PhD from Harvard, and his research has focused on leadership, decision making, governance, and corporate change. He has presented leadership development programs in India, China, and elsewhere, and with Harbir Singh and Jitendra Singh has offered an annual program on corporate governance in Mumbai.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 8.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English