Extreme Management : What They Teach at Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program
For over fifty years, the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program has put elite members of the business world through a rigorous training session, taking them to a level of excellence and success that sets them apart from all others. Here, for the first time ever, the invaluable lessons of this demanding $44,000, fourteen-hour-a-day, six-days-a-week program have been condensed into one comprehensive, easy-to-read volume. Presented by Mark Stevens, a leading marketing consultant and bestselling author, this "boot camp" for managers will help you acquire the skills you need to reach the top-and never look down. Learn how to:
create a sustainable competitive advantage
relax your grip to make your operation flourish
establish enduring brand and corporate positioning
resolve conflicts in the global marketplace
master innovative, battle-tested negotiating tactics
motivate subordinates to embrace change
understand and harness the true powers of leadership.
YOU'VE MANAGED DIVISIONS, FOUGHT THE POLITICAL FIGHTS,
ADAPTED AND COPED, ATTENDED HUNDREDS OF SEMINARS,
FORUMS, AND CONFERENCES.
STILL, YOU AIN'T LEARNED NOTHING YET!
With EXTREME MANAGEMENT-the battlefield manual of the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program-you will:
avoid the traps of management by fashion trend
select a management style that reflects your personality--and stick with it
learn that pleasing the boss is not Priority One
tackle the most intimidating chores and expand your powers
think big by not seeking perfection
find your comfort zone--then find a way out
solve a customer problem that wasn't your fault
become a better manager by taking employee potshots
look below the deceptively profitable bottom line.
Originally created to provide the U.S. government with industrial managers who could address the business side of military logistics during WWII, Harvard's intensive nine-week curriculum for senior managers focuses on decision making, global competition, corporate finance, organizational competence and teamwork. Here, marketing consultant Stevens (King Icahn; Sudden Death: The Rise and Fall of E.F. Hutton) aims to distill the program's lessons, drawing on anecdotes from corporate executives who have completed the program and some faculty members (the school did not authorize this book). For example, one sales executive, a former military man, learned to change his authoritarian, micromanaging style to one that allows him to act as a source of experience and information, resulting in his subordinates more actively following his lead and working harder for him. Another learned that he is not always the expert; faced with employees trying to unionize, he reflected on the lessons of the Harvard course and rather than firing the union supporters, which would have been both incendiary and illegal he hired an accomplished labor lawyer. While it may appeal to executives accustomed to self-analysis and who have sought additional professional training, the book falls predictably short of its goal to recreate the Harvard experience for the reader. (Mar. 7) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information. -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
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Grand Central Publishing
March 01, 2002
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