Praise for Becoming a Strategic Leader
"If you manage anything of importance—from a company to a functional area—read this book, and share it with your team. You'll dog-ear plenty of pages and blow away your previous performance."
—Steve Wigginton, executive vice president, Neoforma, Inc.
"The authors write with authority and experience that work well to convince readers they have valuable information to convey. Their advice is specific, concrete, and compelling, and the book provides many useful exercises."
—Amy Edmondson, professor, Harvard Business School
"Reader friendly and action packed. An excellent investment in your organization's future success."
—Graham Tillotson, group executive vice president, The Delfield Group/Enodis
"This book is required reading for leaders at all levels within your organization. Crisp, concise, and practical, Hughes and Beatty have provided a road map that will enhance both effectiveness and sustainable competitive advantage."
—Jon Abeles, senior vice president, Catholic Healthcare Partners
"A refreshing addition to the writings on strategic leadership...it suggests, in immediate and practical ways, how each organization member can become more engaged and more influential in developing the strategy that will shape the organization's future."
—David Campbell, Smith Richardson Senior Fellow, Center for Creative Leadership
About the Author
Richard L. Hughes is a senior enterprise associate at the Center for Creative Leadership campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is the senior author of the textbook Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience.
Katherine Colarelli Beatty is the program manager for the Developing the Strategic Leader (DSL) program. She is a trainer in the DSL program and also designs and delivers custom programs.
The Center for Creative Leadership is an international nonprofit educational institution whose mission is to advance the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, it conducts research, produces publications and assessment tools, and offers a variety of educational programs. For the second consecutive time, CCL was ranked number one in leadership education in the Executive Education Special Report in BusinessWeek magazine. For more information visit CCL's Web site at www.ccl.org.