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Rita Gunther McGrath is an American strategic management scholar and professor of management at the Columbia Business School. She is known for her work on strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship, including the development of discovery-driven planning.
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Rising Together
How We Can Bridge Divides and Create a More Inclusive Workplace
Sally Helgesen - 2023-02-28
Rita Gunther McGrath
In this smart, practical book, author @SallyHelgesen offers tactics you can use every day, no matter what your level of seniority. So what if the corporate culture isn't an inclusive one - your part of the organization can be!      source
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The Right It
Why So Many Ideas Fail and How to Make Sure Yours Succeed
Alberto Savoia - 2019-02-26
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Learn how to beat market failure and turn your ideas into successful ventures with The Right It. Using insights and experience from Google and entrepreneurial success, Alberto Savoia offers a new approach to launching products, services, and businesses. Discover the hard facts of market failure and gain practical strategies for market engagement, creating hard data, and developing pretotypes. Filled with detailed case studies and a proven formula, The Right It is a groundbreaking and entertaining read for anyone looking to build the next "big thing."
Rita Gunther McGrath
The book is sheer genius, I agree @clausberthou! The xyz formula is brilliant and easy to understand      source
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How Big Things Get Done
The Surprising Factors That Determine the Fate of Every Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration and Everything In Between
Bent Flyvbjerg, Dan Gardner - 2023-02-07
Rita Gunther McGrath
YAY!!! This book is going to make a big difference in the world!      source
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The Crux
How Leaders Become Strategists
Richard P. Rumelt - 2022-04-28
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Discover a paradigm-busting theory for doing strategy in this acclaimed business book. Rather than focusing on goals, author Richard P. Rumelt advocates for pinpointing the crux of a pivotal challenge and taking decisive, coherent action to overcome it. Through vivid storytelling, from Elon Musk's success with SpaceX to the American military's battle strategy, Rumelt defines the essence of the strategist's skill and illustrates the power of creating an effective response to understand the crux and achieve a breakthrough. A must-read for leaders in any industry.
Rita Gunther McGrath
It's a terrific book with a ton of stories and examples. One of my favorite quotes "strategies are created, not discovered." Brilliant!      source
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Impact Players
How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact
Liz Wiseman - 2021-10-19
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Learn what sets apart the most successful professionals in any field with Impact Players. Based on research and interviews with leaders at top companies, author Liz Wiseman reveals the mindset and practices that differentiate "Impact Players," or those who consistently receive high-profile assignments and new opportunities. Through the study of 170 top contributors, readers will gain insights on how to figure out the real job to be done, step up and lead, move things across the finish line, learn and adapt to change, and make heavy demands feel lighter. Impact Players is your playbook for achieving success in the new workplace.
Rita Gunther McGrath
Liz Wiseman changed the way we think about leadership with her book “Multipliers.” She’s changed the conversation about followers with her book “Impact Players.” Now, she’s turned the ideas from the book into a brand-new masterclass Registration link here:      source
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How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
Liz Wiseman - 2010-06-15
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Learn about the two dramatically different types of leaders and discover why some drain capability and intelligence from their teams, while others amplify it to produce better results. In this engaging and highly practical book, leadership expert Liz Wiseman explores these two leadership styles, persuasively showing how Multipliers can have a resoundingly positive and profitable effect on organizations by developing and attracting talent, cultivating new ideas and energy, and getting more done with fewer resources. With practical tips and techniques, this book shows you how to become a Multiplier, whether you are a new or an experienced manager.
Rita Gunther McGrath
Liz Wiseman changed the way we think about leadership with her book “Multipliers.” She’s changed the conversation about followers with her book “Impact Players.” Now, she’s turned the ideas from the book into a brand-new masterclass Registration link here:      source
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Rogue Waves
Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change
Jonathan Brill - 2021-08-13
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Learn how to steer your business through stormy waters with Rogue Waves. Written by renowned business futurist Jonathan Brill, this book shows leaders how to adapt and thrive in the face of radical disruption caused by economic, technological, and social change. Drawing on years of Fortune 500 experience, Brill provides practical advice on how to capitalize on emerging trends, turn risks into opportunities, and create a culture of experimentation. Don't let the waves sink your ship – discover how to ride out the fiercest storms and come out stronger on the other side.
Rita Gunther McGrath
In this great book, future #FridayFiresideChat guest Jonathan Brill takes you inside his time tested approaches to anticipating the outcomes of sudden systemic change and guides you as to what to do about it. Learn more:      source
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Leading at a Distance
Practical Lessons for Virtual Success
James M. Citrin - 2021-05-25
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Learn how to successfully lead in the new virtual workplace with "Leading at a Distance." This timely resource is backed by research and expertise from global leadership firm Spencer Stuart and informed by lessons learned from Fortune 500 CEOs and executives. As virtual work becomes a permanent fixture, leaders must understand how to build virtual environments that foster connected, engaged, and high-performing teams. This highly practical guide offers practical approaches for establishing strong relationships, increasing employee engagement, and coaching from a distance. With clear guidance and compelling examples, this book is required reading for anyone needing to adapt to a virtual way of working and develop their virtual leadership skills.
Rita Gunther McGrath
In this timely book, @Jamescitrin describes how leaders need to be more proactive in considering how they lead when everyone they need to inspire and guide is not underfoot. A valuable read!      source
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The Ministry of Common Sense
How to Eliminate Bureaucratic Red Tape, Bad Excuses, and Corporate BS
Martin Lindstrom - 2020-06-02
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"Empower yourself and your company to cut through red tape and bureaucratic bottlenecks with this humorous and practical guide. Writer Martin Lindstrom shares a five-step plan for restoring logic and sanity to the workplace with real-life examples and ingenious solutions. A must-read for executives, managers, and office workers, The Ministry of Common Sense will leave you entertained and empowered."
Rita Gunther McGrath
Delighted that last weeks' Friday Fireside Chat guest, @MartinLindstrom, has landed on The @WSJ best-seller list with his delightful book "The Ministry of Common Sense".      source
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Roger Dooley