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Kraemer’s 4 Values Can Elevate Your Business Results (Article)

Author, speaker, and executive coach Leanne Hoagland-Smith recently wrote about Harry’s book, “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership,” in her weekly column in the Chicago Post-Tribune: “From books we have the opportunity to learn and synthesize new knowledge. In the book, “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership,” by Harry Kraemer Jr., the

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Nobel Foundation’s Lars Heikensten: Dealing with Crises (Article)

A Financial Times article, Nobel Foundation’s Lars Heikensten: Dealing with Crises dated July 1, 2018, which discusses how to deal with organizational infighting, quotes Harry who sets out four rules for leaders: Set clear expectations about how the team will operate; the leader must communicate these expectations repeatedly; everyone should be held accountable for their actions, and there must be clear consequences for

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Donald Jacobs, influential dean at Northwestern’s business school, dies at 90 (Article)

  Donald Jacobs pushed Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management into the upper echelon of business schools as Kellogg’s dean from 1975 until 2001. “This is the guy who literally put the Kellogg business school on the map,” said Harry Kraemer, a student of Jacobs’ in the 1970s, a former CEO of Baxter International Inc. and now an adjunct professor on

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Harry Kraemer: From Fortune 500 CEO To A Favorite Kellogg Professor (Article)

Recently, Poets&Quants sat down with Harry to learn more about what makes a great leader — and to see what makes Harry tick: “Harry Kraemer doesn’t fit the profile of a Fortune 500 CEO. Forget an imperious swagger or impersonal bent. When you cross paths with Kraemer in Kellogg’s Collaboration Plaza, it is like greeting a long-lost but fondly remembered

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Why Jeff Immelt’s GE Succession Will Go Much Better Than Jack Welch’s (Article)

Harry shares his thoughts on the succession plan to replace outgoing General Electric CEO, Jeff Immelt: General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt is stepping down in August, ending his 16-year tenure as the leader of the $120 billion company. It’s a textbook case of succession that could greatly improve the chances of success for John Flannery, the 30-year GE veteran tapped

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The Next Market Amazon Could Take Over (Article)

Harry shares his thoughts about Amazon’s prospects in the pharmaceuticals market: As Amazon seeks to continue its healthy pace of growth and leverage its massive distribution network, expanding into pharmaceutical distribution would be a logical move and natural extension of its business. With net sales of $136 billion in 2016, Amazon cannot ignore the potential growth that could be realized

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What the Downfall of Michael Flynn Teaches Business Leaders About Hiring Bad Apples (Article)

In a recent Fortune article, Harry shares his thoughts on the importance of values-based leadership in assembling the “best team”: “As a former chairman and CEO of a $12 billion health care company, I can attest that finding the right talent for the team is one of the biggest challenges for any leader, as well as one of the most

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