The new grand theory of leadership by Ram Charan…The
breakthrough book that links know-how—the skills of people who know what they
are doing—with the personal and psychological traits of the successful leader.
How often have you heard someone with a commanding presence
deliver a bold vision that turned out to be nothing more than rhetoric and hot
air? All too often we mistake the appearance of leadership for the real deal.
Without a doubt, intelligence, vision, and the ability to communicate are
important. But something big is missing: the know-how of running a business—the
capacity to take it in the right direction, do the right things, make the right
decisions, deliver results, and leave the people and the business better off
than they were before.
For well over four decades, Ram Charan has been learning in
the most visceral way the underlying reasons why leaders succeed and fail. As
one of the most influential advisers to top management teams of leading
companies around the world, he has had a front-row seat to observe the cause
and effect of leadership practices and behaviors.
Ram Charan’s insight into the real content of leadership
provides you with the eight fundamental skills needed for success in the
• Positioning (and, when necessary, repositioning) your
business by zeroing in on the central idea that meets customer needs and makes
• Connecting the dots by pinpointing patterns of external
change ahead of others
• Shaping the way people work together by leading the social
system of your business
• Judging people by getting to the truth of a person
• Molding high-energy, high-powered, high-ego people into a
working team of leaders in which they equal more than the sum of their parts
• Knowing the destination where you want to take your
business by developing goals that balance what the business can become with
what it can realistically achieve
• Setting laser-sharp priorities that become the road map
for meeting your goals
• Dealing creatively and positively with societal pressures
that go beyond the economic value creation activities of your business
Know-How is the
missing link of leadership. By showing how the eight know-hows link to,
interact with, and reinforce personal and psychological traits, Ram Charan
provides a holistic and innovative portrait of successful leaders of the
twenty-first century. Download and start listening now!