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The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap: 6 Steps for Integrating Leadership and Strategy

The Strategic Leader's Roadmap

Even a strong leader can flounder without an effective strategy, and the most powerful strategy can fail without the right leader. Only those who master and integrate both skills can effectively navigate the challenges that lay ahead for today’s organizations.The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap, by Wharton management professors Harbir Singh and Michael Useem, offers a 6-point checklist for leading strategically that will help managers strengthen their capacity to develop strategy and to lead its execution.

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Sport Matters: Leadership, Power, and the Quest for Respect in Sports

Sport Matters

In Sport Matters: Leadership, Power, and the Quest for Respect in Sports, Wharton Professor Kenneth Shropshire examines the need for diversity, inclusion, respect, and equality in sports, focusing on the need for leadership to embrace and deliver these principles in a real and tangible way within the sports industry. He also introduces the Sports Power Matrix, a framework for understanding power within the sports industry.

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Baby Bust

Baby Bust

A new book based on a groundbreaking cross-generational study reveals both greater freedom and new constraints for men and women in their work and family lives. In Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family, Wharton Professor Stew Friedman draws on this unique research to explain why so many young people are not planning to become parents. He reveals good news, that there is a greater freedom of choice now, and bad, that new constraints are limiting people’s options.

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The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook

The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook

Wharton professor Ian C. MacMillan and James D. Thompson, director of the Wharton Social Enterprise Program, provide aspiring social entrepreneurs with critical frameworks and tools to start their ventures with minimum risk and maximum potential for impact. Filled with inspiring stories, The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook is a must-read for entrepreneurs, philanthropists, foundations, and nonprofits interested in doing more with less.

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Vist Ian C. MacMillan’s and James D. Thompson’s bio pages to find about more about them and the Wharton Executive Education programs they teach.


Innovation Prowess: Leadership Strategies for Accelerating Growth

Innovation Prowess

Wharton Professor George S. Day reveals how growth leaders use their innovation prowess to accelerate their growth at a faster rate. In this essential guide, Day shows how to build this prowess by combining discipline in growth-seeking activities with an organizational ability to innovate. With the strategies, processes, and methods discussed in Innovation Prowess, leaders can build a tested and comprehensive strategy for driving organic growth year after year.

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Global Brand Power: Leveraging Branding for Long-Term Growth

Global <p>Brand Power

In Global Brand Power, Barbara Kahn brings brand management into the 21st century. Filled with stories that reveal the latest in what leading companies are doing today to leverage their brands and based on solid research, Global Brand Power is the only book you will need to implement an effective brand strategy for your firm.

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Leading Successful Change: 8 Keys to Making Change Work

Leading Successful Change

In this essential guide, authors Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon deal with the real reasons change efforts fail — and how to avoid that failure. They argue that change — real change — means changes in behavior and that the work environment itself is the greatest obstacle to making behavioral change stick. They reveal a tested method for leading successful change, which they have developed from a combined 50 years of helping organizations do just that.

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Why Good People Can't Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It

Why Good People Can't Get Jobs — Cappelli

In this powerful and fast-reading book, Peter Cappelli, DPhil, Wharton Management Professor and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources, debunks the arguments and exposes the real reasons good people can't get hired. Drawing on jobs data, anecdotes from all sides of the employer-employee divide, and interviews with hiring professionals, he explores the paradoxical forces bearing down on the American workplace and lays out solutions that can help us break through what has become a crippling employer-employee stand-off.

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Brilliant Mistakes: Finding Success on the Far Side of Failure

Brilliant Mistakes: Finding Success on the Far Side of Failure

Paul Schoemaker, Adjunct Professor of Marketing

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Financial Literacy for Managers: Finance and Accounting for Better Decision-Making, Second Edition

Financial Literacy for Managers: Finance and Accounting for Better Decision-Making, Second Edition

Richard A. Lambert, Miller-Sherrerd Professor, Professor of Accounting

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Customer Centricity: Focus on the Right Customers for Strategic Advantage, Second Edition

Customer Centricity: Focus on the Right Customers for Strategic Advantage, Second Edition

Peter Fader, Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor

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The Leader’s Checklist: 15 Mission-Critical Principles, Expanded Edition

The Leader’s Checklist: 15 Mission-Critical Principles, Expanded Edition

Michael Useem, William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management

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