Author Archives: Mir Khalid Ali

13 books Harvard, Kellogg, and other MBA professors are telling students to read this year (Article)

Insider (formerly Business Insider) — the fastest growing online news site — recently highlighted Harry’s book, Your 168, as one of the top 13 books recommended by business school professors: As the pandemic wears on, you might be considering whether attending business school is the best option for you and your career. To give those who might not be ready

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Do You Have TRUE Self-Confidence? (Podcast)

Being a leader and teaching leadership are two very different things. Harry found this out when he jumped S-curves later in life. In this podcast with Whitney Johnson, Harry and Whitney discuss the qualities that make leaders both effective and relatable, and why it’s never OK to say, “I don’t know where you’re coming from.” Harry explains the importance of

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The Insightful Leader Live: How to Lead in Really, Really Challenging Times (Webinar)

Eighteen months into the pandemic, leaders are facing a dizzying array of challenges—and there are few signs of relief on the horizon. Harry Kraemer, clinical professor of leadership, former Fortune 500 CEO, and author of several bestselling books about values-based leadership, explains how to develop the mindset you need to help yourself, your team, and your organization succeed. He’ll explain

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Understand This Former Baxter CEO and Kellogg Professor’s Formula for Success (Article)

In this article for Inc.com, Peter Cohan reflects on Harry’s four principles of values-based leadership: Are you struggling to achieve your full potential? If so, Harry Kraemer — who graduated with top grades in math from a small college in Wisconsin and earned a scholarship to Northwestern’s MBA program where he worked as a teaching assistant — can help. He

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How To Win Board Support for Growth Investments (Article)

In this Inc.com article, Peter Cohan interviewed Harry about how executives can win the support of their companies’ boards of directors for critical growth initiatives: “Companies need to grow to stay relevant. To do that, business leaders must persuade their board of directors to give them the capital, technology, and human resources they need to implement their growth investments.” So

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Are You Spending Your Time On What Really Matters? (Article)

In a recent article for Forbes, Pavel Krapivin talks about Harry’s book, Your 168: Finding Purpose and Satisfaction in a Values-Based Life: “Arguably the productivity industry was born with Adam Smith when he first proposed specialization as a means of getting the best out of people. This was then taken that bit further by Frederick Taylor and his theory of

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