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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (60 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Montgomery Narrator: Karen Whit Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Based on an acclaimed professor's legendary strategy course at Harvard Business School, The Strategist offers a radically new perspective on a leader's most vital role.

Are you a strategist? That's the first question Cynthia Montgomery asks the business owners and senior executives from all over the world who participate in her highly regarded executive education course. It's not a question they anticipate or care much about on opening day. But by the time the program ends, they cannot imagine leading their companies to success without being - and living the role of - a strategist.

Over a series of weeks and months, Montgomery puts these accomplished executives through their paces. Using case discussions, after-hours talks, and participants' own strategy dilemmas, she illuminates what strategy is, why it's important, and what it takes to lead the effort. En route, she equips them to confront the most essential question facing every business leader: Does this company truly matter? In doing so, she shows that strategy is not just a tool for outwitting the competition; it is the most powerful means a leader has for shaping a company itself.

The Strategist exposes all business leaders - whether they run a global enterprise or a small business - to the invaluable insights Montgomery shares with these privileged executives. By distilling the experiences and insights gleaned in the classroom, Montgomery helps leaders develop the skills and sensibilities they need to become strategists themselves. It is a difficult role, but little else one does as a leader is likely to matter more.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shalene | 10/24/2013

    " One of the best books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aditya | 10/11/2013

    " Standard MBA curriculum. Good for a quick review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jaron Roux | 2/25/2013

    " Great book, Cynthia Montgomery has tremendous creditials, and I see lot of transfer from the business world to the military. The main takeaway for me is the leader of the organization has to the be strategist! In addition, they have to embrace all that comes with both those titles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathryn Reimer | 1/26/2013

    " A lot of business reading tells you what they are going to tell you, tells you and then tells you what they told you. This book used really interesting examples and case studies to get the point across. "

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