This impressive volume is a collection of thought leadership pieces written by leaders in business, academia and consulting firms from around the world, in conjunction with the firm Heidrick and Struggles. The book offers a compliation of knowledge from people across industries and across the globe on a variety of strategic issues facing the executives of today such as Governance, Leadership, Leading Transformation, Human Capital and the War For talent, Investing in the New Economy, and Emerging Business Models. Each section will consist of thought pieces and interviews by some of the leaders who are successfully navigating today's difficult and changing market environment including Craig Conway, President and CEO, PeopleSoft, Inc.; David S. Pottruck, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Charles Schwab Corporation; Fred Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO, FedEx Corporation; Hank McKinnell, CEO, Pfizer; Kenneth Chanault, CEO, American Express; Steve Reinmund, CEO, PepsiCo; Edward Tian, CEO, China Netcom; and Heinrich von Pierer, CEO of Siemens.
Framing these sections will be articles by leading academics in the field, including Jay Conger on governance, Mohanbir Sawhney on new business models and Elspeth Murray on change. This book cuts through the jargon and the fluff, and serves as a reference manual that senior managers can digest quickly, and which MBA students will find invaluable.