With 40 years of experience helping senior executives transform their companies into high performing, people-centric businesses, Michael Beer is a true leadership and change guru. With his help numerous senior leaders at the corporate and business unit levels have transformed their businesses, achieving significant improvements in strategic alignment and execution, organizational effectiveness and culture – one that fosters coordination, commitment and capacity for learning and change.

The Cahners-Rabb Professor Emeritus of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, Beer is the author or co-author of seven Harvard Business Review articles, including “How to Have an Honest Conversation About Your Strategy in 2004,” and the author or co-author of 11 books, including the award winning "The Critical Path to Corporate Renewal" (Harvard Business Review Press, 1990). In his latest book, “Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value” (Harvard Business Review Press, 2011), Beer and his co-authors take readers into the corner office of companies including Campbell’s Soup, Cummins, IKEA, Infosys, Standard Chartered Bank, Tata Group and Volvo. With powerful stories and timely advice, “Higher Ambition” reveals how today’s most successful business leaders develop relationships of trust and commitment with employees, customers, investors and community and at the same time achieve superior performance. In his previous book, “High Commitment, High Performance” (Jossey-Bass, 2009), Beer shows the reader how to build a resilient organization capable of sustained advantage and hidden undiscussible barriers that stand in the way.

Beer is the chairman of TruePoint, a management consulting firm he co-founded and chairman of the not-for-profit Center for Higher Ambition. A prized management expert, he has received several professional awards including the Academy of Management’s Scholar-Practitioner Award. He is a fellow of the Academy of Management, the National Academy of Human Resources and the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. An accomplished speaker and professor, Beer taught in Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management program, and has spoken and taught at numerous corporate management meetings, programs and professional meetings.

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