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Leaders Talk Leadership: Top Executives Speak Their Minds

Leaders Talk Leadership: Top Executives Speak Their Minds

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Leaders Talk Leadership is an impressive collection of interviews with some of the world’s most respected corporate leaders and management scholars. Edited by Ashby and Miles of the preeminent executive search firm Heidrick and Struggles, this compilation of thought leadership spanning industries and geographies addresses the key issues facing executives today such as governance, leadership and strategy, how to lead in volatile times or through a corporate transformation, how to best leverage human capital, and how to achieve competitive advantage in today’s environment.

Some of the CEOs featured in the book include Ken Chenault of American Express, Steve Reinemund of PepsiCo, Heinrich von Pierer of Siemens, Ken Lewis of Bank of America, Edward Tian of China Netcom, Fred Smith of FedEx, Hank McKinnell of Pfizer, A.G. Lafley of Procter & Gamble, Klaus Zumwinkel of Deutsche Post World Net, William Haseltine of Human Genome Sciences, Linda Sanford of IBM, Larry Weinbach of Unisys, and MichaelDell of Dell Computer. Framing these cutting-edge concepts are interviews and written essays by preeminent academics, including Jay Conger from London Business School, Jim Collins of Good to Great, Mohanbir Sawhney of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Jeffrey Pfeffer of Stanford University.

Serving as the line executive’s roadmap to recruiting, retaining, and developing talent, and an encyclopedia for MBA students worldwide, this book represents path-breaking leadership perspectives from path-breaking leaders.

Some advance praise for Leaders Talk Leadership:

"An impressive collection of insights in leadership" —Jay Fishman, CEO of St. Paul Cos.

"Whether you are leading a transformation of your business, identifying your next generation of leaders, or working to energize your organization's culture, this book provides valuable observations and advice from leadership’s top echelon." —Jonathan Ward, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The ServiceMaster Company

"From the human capital experts, Heidrick & Struggles, comes this magnum opus of impactful advice – theoretical and practical – for the next generation of business."

"This book, with an array of leadership vignettes from some of the world’s top CEOs, academics, and management experts, is a convenient ‘pick up and read anytime’ format for anyone wanting to know what’s on the minds of those at the helm of remarkable companies."