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Author: Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Steven Krupp Narrator: Walter Dixon Publisher: Gildan Media Audio Length: Release Date: January 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781469030845

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Are you winning the battle but losing the war? Every leader has to deliver the goods-make budget, meet deadlines, and deftly manage people-to provide the inspirational fuel that keeps their business running day-in and day-out. But therein lies the danger of winning today's battle and losing the war-that is the long game of creating sustainable value in a volatile, uncertain world that is becoming ever-more complex and ambiguous. The number one business challenge-is winning the long game by being more strategic; developing the skills to look outside the four walls of the organization and see the world from the future back. Steven Krupp and Paul J. H. Schoemaker bridge the gap between what many see as the separate domains of strategy and leadership to show how to develop the discipline of strategic leadership in a world of growing uncertainty. Pragmatic to the core, Winning the Long Game creates vivid insights into the discipline of strategic leadership by applying it systemically through personal portraits of successful business leaders. The book profiles Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Sara Blakely, as well as world-renowned figures like Pope Francis, Oprah Winfrey, and Nelson Mandela. What makes these strategic leaders successful is highlighted by contrasting them with others who are either mediocre or outright failures. Winning the Long Game is the must-have playbook for every leader and for any manager seeking to be become more strategic in today's topsy-turvy world.

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  • “[An] inspiring guide to what constitutes a strategic leader…this highly readable book focuses on the nuts and bolts of each discipline, guiding readers on how to import the lessons learned into their own lives.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “This painstakingly researched and thoroughly enjoyable book offers lessons and insight that today’s leaders would be wise to apply in their pursuit of future success.”

    - Thomas J. Ridge, former Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security
  • “Weaves keen insights about strategic leadership, fun stories, and very practical tips into a power packed narrative sure to raise any leaders game.”

    - Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund
  • “A practical, readable guide for developing the mental habits and reflexes that undergird visionary leadership.”

    - David J. Teece, chairman and principal executive officer, Berkeley Research Group, LLC
  • Comprehensive yet practical…insight and advice on the disciplines leaders need to master—to thrive today and in the future.”

    - Alex Hiller, head of Leadership and Organizational Development, UBS
  • “A clear path to build strategic thinking in a very digestible style.”

    - Anne Bowerman, VP Executive Development, Thomson Reuters

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About the Author

Steve Krupp is the CEO of Decision Strategies International (DSI) where he advises CEOs and c-suite executives. Before joining DSI, Steve was a senior partner at Oliver Wyman Delta, where he focused on leadership and led the executive talent management business. He also cofounded and served as CEO of Key Management Strategies, an executive development firm acquired by Right Management Consultants. A respected thought leader, his voice is frequently heard through such channels as the Harvard Business Review, Oliver Wyman Journal, and Chief Learning Officer.

About the Narrator

Walter Dixon is a broadcast media veteran of more than twenty years’ experience with a background in theater and performing arts and voice work for commercials. After a career in public radio, he is now a full-time narrator with more than fifty audiobooks recorded in genres ranging from religion and politics to children’s stories.