You aspire to lead with greater impact. The problem is you're busy executing on today's demands. You know you have to carve out time from your day job to build your leadership skills, but it's easy to let immediate problems and old mind-sets get in the way. Herminia Ibarra - an expert on professional leadership and development and a renowned professor at INSEAD, a leading international business school - shows how managers and executives at all levels can step up to leadership by making small but crucial changes in their jobs, their networks, and themselves.
"Incredibly valuable insights regarding the steps it takes to become a leader"
If you listen to nothing else on becoming a new manager, listen to these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you transition from being an outstanding individual contributor to a great manager of others.
"Wish I've read this when I was starting out."
Morten T. Hansen, a professor of management at the University of California, Berkeley, Herminia Ibarra, a professor of Leadership and Learning and Organizational Behavior at Insead in France, and Urs Peyer, an associate professor of finance at Insead, take a look at one-hundred chief executives who truly delivered the goods to shareholders.
Why high-potential women need more than just well-meaning mentors.
The perception of women being less visionary than men is blocking their advancement to the top.
Herminia Ibarra wants you to get an outside opinion. For your business strategies and your professional development, it's important to ask questions and consider alternatives to what's already been done. As Ibarra says in her book, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, the most common mistake leaders can make is being too introspective. While it's important, it's equally important to ask around, get feedback, and change accordingly.