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Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value by Tobias Fredberg, Nathaniel Foote, Russell A. Eisenstat, Michael Beer

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The Simultaneous Solve

Fundamentally, what drives me is to shape the organization simultaneously to be very effective in terms of performance, a great place to work, and something that is actually a force for good.

—Peter Sands, Standard Chartered Bank

FOR HIGHER-AMBITION CEOS, the work of economic and social value creation involves a set of core management disciplines—developing strategy, managing performance, building a shared culture, and personally leading their people—but the CEOs do not approach the tasks associated with these disciplines sequentially or in isolation. Rather, they practice these disciplines in a mutually reinforcing way to achieve a “simultaneous solve.” That is, they develop and execute against an integrated agenda that ...

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