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Leveraging Thought Leadership

Dec 17, 2020

Today’s guest is Harry Kraemer, a professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, where he teaches in the MBA and the Executive MBA programs.  Previous to that he was CEO of Baxter Healthcare.  These two careers have given him a unique perspective on how academia and business work hand in hand.

Harry shares his journey from being a student at Northwestern to CEO, and back to Northwestern as a professor.  We explore the somewhat strange origin of his first book Becoming the Best and how a student was the forcing mechanism that brought it to life.

We discuss the trilogy of books (Becoming the Best, From Values to Action and Your 168) that Harry has written over the last ten years and how the themes all tie together to help you become a value-based leader, running a value-based organization while living a value-based life!

All of the profit from the sales of Harry’s books go to One Acre Fund, we highly encourage you to learn more about this incredible initiative.

Three Key Takeaways:

·         Thought leaders can gain a lot from listening to the academic and business communities and developing a perspective that understands both.

·         Thought leaders need to know their values and their purpose if they want to understand how they affect how you lead and interact with people.

·         Thought Leaders must live their values even in the face of distraction and difficulty.