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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership Go From Being A Good Manager To An Extraordinary LeaderIf You Read Nothing Else On Leadership, Read These Articles Featuring What Makes An Effective Executive, By Peter F Drucker We Ve Combed Through Hundreds Of Harvard Business Review Articles On Leadership And Selected The Most Important Ones To Help You Maximize Your Own And Your Organization S Performance HBR S Must Reads On Leadership Will Inspire You To Motivate Others To Excel Build Your Team S Self Confidence In Others Provoke Positive Change Set Direction Encourage Smart Risk Taking Manage With Tough Empathy Credit Others For Your Success Increase Self Awareness Draw Strength From AdversityThis Collection Of Best Selling Articles Includes Featured Article What Makes An Effective Executive By Peter F Drucker, What Makes A Leader What Leaders Really Do, The Work Of Leadership, Why Should Anyone Be Led By You Crucibles Of Leadership, Level Leadership The Triumph Of Humility And Fierce Resolve, Seven Transformations Of Leadership, Discovering Your Authentic Leadership, And In Praise Of The Incomplete Leader


10 thoughts on “HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership

  1. says:

    Read it, but read it with caution, thoughtfulness, emotionally balanced introspection, and with no expectation of an answer.The Harvard Business Review deserves its outstanding reputation With that comes the risk of every word being looked to as gospel because it s the HBR , or read with an overly critical eye and an unconscious need to find flaw with those pretentious bastards at HBR.However, this collection of articles is well written as expected , but also well compiled to provide a Read it, but read it with caution, thoughtfulness, emotionally balanced introspection, and with no expectation of an answer.The Harvard Business Review deserves its outstanding reputation With that comes the risk of every word being looked to as gospel because it s the HBR , or read with an overly critical eye and an unconscious need to find flaw with those pretentious bastards at HBR.However, this collection of articles is well written as expected , but also well compiled to provide a comprehensive overview of Leadership styles and information, all on point, yet all very diverse.What it is It is a collection of insights and offerings on varying aspects of leadership styles, traits, and insights on personal leadership development for success, based on a plethora of studies and analyses An emotionally mature reader seeking broader and deeper insight on the various components of leadership will find value in gaining a wider lens on leadership, and therefore possible some insight into self, as well as help in identifying some aspirations for personal growth.What it is not It is not a roadmap It is not a self help It is not a book for brand new leaders, as the content requires some experience It is not a how to be a better leader in 12 pages It doesn t even offer guidance on how to find those tools likely because there IS no silver bullet.All that being said, if you are a leader and looking to grow, knowledge is never a bad thing.Recommended read although it s probably a 12 book with a 25 price tag because, after all, it IS from the HBR


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    As a person not really interested in business school, I mostly read this to remind myself of how feudalism is alive and accepted in modern life Believe it or not feudalism has evolved since it became a passe form of popular government, in the form of corporate governments This book is a terrific introduction to a world that most of us ignore, or complain about in an under educated way I think its important to read the same articles that the heads of these institution are reading, in the same As a person not really interested in business school, I mostly read this to remind myself of how feudalism is alive and accepted in modern life Believe it or not feudalism has evolved since it became a passe form of popular government, in the form of corporate governments This book is a terrific introduction to a world that most of us ignore, or complain about in an under educated way I think its important to read the same articles that the heads of these institution are reading, in the same way that its important for white Americans to read Peggy McIntosh or Zora Neale Hurston.When modern liberals say that corporations are ruining America , we owe it to them to consider this statement and understand the causes This book provides only one aspect, but I think it helps us refine this statement to bad leadership is ruining America So lets assume that the great person view of history is valid If you are trying to find analogies between corporate success and historical success of nations or peoples , leadership is the place to find the answer, in this view, and this book seems to back this up and confirm everything Every single article, 100% of the time, spanning 30 years of HBR essays, ties the CEO directly to the performance of the company So, great leader great company, end of discussion, as far as this book is concerned Now, getting back to the progress in feudalism, all of these articles concern themselves with the identification of the traits of good leaders and bad ones, and we can write up some taxonomies of leadership characteristics and styles Various authors highlight different things, and you can see, if you pay close attention, to how things have changed in 50 years from aaustere style toauthentic style, and from the identification of process and technically intelligent leaders to people and emotionally intelligent leaders.What we cannot do, is understand ourselves well enough to transform from good to great, or put systems in place to ensure that this will happen I haven t read Jim Collin s Good to Great Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don t although he contributed one article , but on the basis of all of these HBR articles some people are brilliant and they make hard choices and take risks that just work outoften than when other good leaders who check all the other boxes are faced with the same challenges Some people are just smarter Most of the articles acknowledge this problem.So maybe we can t always guarantee greatness, but surely we can get goodness However despite all of this research and generally agreed upon principles, corporate boards still promote mediocre if not bad leaders, and the systems don t do nearly well enough to eliminate harmful personalities from positions of power This is a conclusion that I came to myself, and is not discussed in any of the articles


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    When the editors of Harvard Business Review open their vault of leadership and management gems, scouring its vast depth for the best and brightest of their treasures, and then line them up for you to glimpse and grasp get in line Whether you look at HBR s 10 Must Reads On Leadership as an essential leadership primer or approach it as a graduate course sandwiched between two covers, this book is outstanding HBR s 10 Must Reads On Leadership is a gathering of some of the best thought leaders When the editors of Harvard Business Review open their vault of leadership and management gems, scouring its vast depth for the best and brightest of their treasures, and then line them up for you to glimpse and grasp get in line Whether you look at HBR s 10 Must Reads On Leadership as an essential leadership primer or approach it as a graduate course sandwiched between two covers, this book is outstanding HBR s 10 Must Reads On Leadership is a gathering of some of the best thought leaders from yesterday and today How often are you going to find Peter Drucker, Warren Bennis, John Kotter, Daniel Goleman, Jim Collins along with Bill George, Ron Heifetz, Diana Mayer, Deborah Ancona and others all waiting to share insights and impart wisdom When you read HBR s 10 Must Reads On Leadership you don t have to dig through past issues of Harvard Business Review to glean from the great It s all right at your fingertips It s theory and practice, insight and impact 5 Reasons To Read1 The line up I ve already mentioned many of the authors Here are a few of the titles What Makes A Leader Why Should Anyone Be Led By You Crucibles of Leadership and In Praise of the Incomplete Leader 2 The research HBR leans toward research driven content Many of these works are reports of multiple year studies.3 The approach If you are not familiar with the HBR approach, it is a beautiful blend of theory and practice Their works are designed for the reflective practitioner intent on practical results oriented application.4 The perspective Collectively, HBR s 10 Must Reads On Leadership provides a global perspective on leadership This is not simply what s happening on the American scene.5 The attention to detail The indexing and contributor bios are outstanding HBR s 10 Must Reads On Leadership is just that Read it Apply it You won t regret it


  4. says:

    Love this book on leadership it s a collection of articles that are perfect to keep in your flight bag for trips short essays that give you something to think about and of course, the quintessential Drucker how can you go wrong I really would have given this 5 stars, but the last couple of articles didn t quite hit as close to home for me even so, I waffled between 4 and 5 stars would have been an ideal 4.5 star book Recommended for anyone looking to up their game in leadership.


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    Unscientific, anecdotal and value based, this collection of articles gives a good overview of leadership thinking However, most of the articles follow this dubious method look at successful companies or leaders formulate a leadership model and apply this to the material create compelling images as an illustration tell stories that confirm the modelThe mere fact that the collection ends up with very different models of leadership shows that the results aresubjective and random than they p Unscientific, anecdotal and value based, this collection of articles gives a good overview of leadership thinking However, most of the articles follow this dubious method look at successful companies or leaders formulate a leadership model and apply this to the material create compelling images as an illustration tell stories that confirm the modelThe mere fact that the collection ends up with very different models of leadership shows that the results aresubjective and random than they present themselves as Still, some common features emerge Most of the models value adapting to the environment Orient the company to meet actual needs emphasise relationships and empower employees maintain work life balance be authentic and real, avoid building up your ego to harmful proportions follow ethical standards to build trust and sustainability Since the overall picture is both interesting, good and useful, the collection is so, too But it has also left me with serious doubts as to the validity of current research on leadership


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    Only a few of the articles were interesting but not must reads for a business person Perhaps the articles were novel at the time they were published Since then, many of the insightful topics have been expanded into books A business person would recognize some of the authors like Peter F Drucker The Effective Executive , Jim Collins Good to Great , and Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence.


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    I get that the conventions and quality of academic writing vary across disciplines But the breathless tone of business management academia gussies up the meager insights of this discipline as significant, penetrating scholarship It isn t And this book isn t worth your time.


  8. says:

    There were a couple interesting essays Crucibles of Leadership , can t remember the other one I liked but in general I m annoyed I had to read it for class.


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    I think this edition is one of the better HBR 10 Must Reads This volume, on the subject of leadership, I found to be particularly intriguing All of the articles remain timely, even though some were written long ago These articles, which range from the difference between management and leadership, to being a truly authentic leader, and many points in between, are very helpful Leadership is such an amorphous subject, and leadership comes in all different varieties, yet still the researchers I think this edition is one of the better HBR 10 Must Reads This volume, on the subject of leadership, I found to be particularly intriguing All of the articles remain timely, even though some were written long ago These articles, which range from the difference between management and leadership, to being a truly authentic leader, and many points in between, are very helpful Leadership is such an amorphous subject, and leadership comes in all different varieties, yet still the researchers are able to distill some very good lessons on what makes great leaders, what great leaders do and don t do, and how anyone can become a leader I would recommend this book to all aspiring leaders out there, not only in business, but government and non profits as well Truly a book to make you stop and think, and reflect on your own style of leadership


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    An excellent collection of HBR articles by business leaders Goleman, Daniel What Makes a Leader Drucker, Peter What Makes an Effective Executive Kottner, John P What Leaders Really DoHeifetx, Ronald A and Laurie, Donald L The Work of LeadershipGoffee, Robert and Jones, Gareth Why Should Anyone Be Led by You Bennis, Warren G and Thomas, Robert J Crucibles of LeadershipCollins, Him Level 5 Leadership The Triumph of Humility and Fierce ResolveRooke, David, and Torbert, William An excellent collection of HBR articles by business leaders Goleman, Daniel What Makes a Leader Drucker, Peter What Makes an Effective Executive Kottner, John P What Leaders Really DoHeifetx, Ronald A and Laurie, Donald L The Work of LeadershipGoffee, Robert and Jones, Gareth Why Should Anyone Be Led by You Bennis, Warren G and Thomas, Robert J Crucibles of LeadershipCollins, Him Level 5 Leadership The Triumph of Humility and Fierce ResolveRooke, David, and Torbert, William R Seven Transformations of LeadershipGeorge, Bill Sims, Peter McLean, Andrew N and Moyer, Diana Discover Your Authentic LeadershipAncona, Deborah Malone, Thomas W Orlikowski, Wanda J and Senege, Peter M In Praise of the Incomplete Leader


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