The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap: A New Book Coauthored by Harbir Singh

“We can all become strategic leaders if we stay on the right path.” — Harbir Singh and Michael Useem

Even a strong leader can flounder without an effective strategy, and the most powerful strategy can fail without the right leader. Only those who master and integrate both leadership and strategy can effectively navigate the challenges that lay ahead for today’s organizations.

To help leaders at all levels to master this vital capability, Mack Institute Co-director Harbir Singh and Wharton management professor Michael Useem have released a new book through Wharton School Press. The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap offers a 6-point checklist to help managers strengthen their capacity to develop strategy and lead its execution.

Drawing from in-depth research, one-on-one interviews with CEOs, and their experience teaching today’s executives, Singh and Useem take readers into the offices — and mindsets — of some of today’s foremost strategic leaders, including:

  • Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Nissan
  • Indra Nooyi, chief executive of PepsiCo
  • Jack Ma, founder and chief executive of Alibaba Group
  • John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco Systems

The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap is available as both a paperback and an ebook from Wharton School Press. Get your copy here.

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About the Authors

Harbir SinghHarbir Singh, coauthor of The India Way, is Co-director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, Faculty Director for Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, and Mack Professor of Management at The Wharton School. His research and teaching interests include corporate governance, strategic management, alliances, innovation, and strategies for corporate acquisitions.

Mike UseemMichael Useem, author of The Leader’s Checklist and coauthor of Boards That Lead, is Egan Professor of Management, Faculty Director of the McNulty Leadership Program, and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School. His research and teaching interests include corporate governance, risk management, decision making, organizational leadership, and change management.