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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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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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Finding Peace: Just Answer ‘Yes’​ to Two Simple Questions (Article)

By Marshall Goldsmith Over the past several years, I have had the opportunity to facilitate eight two-day sessions with transitioning CEOs on the topic of ‘Creating a Great Rest of Your Life’. It is not necessarily easy to go from being a CEO to being something else! The leaders in these sessions are all amazingly successful from a socio-economic perspective.

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Book Review: Your 168

  “Just published, but written before the pandemic, Harry Kraemer’s new book is extremely timely. Full of amusing stories and personal anecdotes to illustrate his thesis, the book carries a serious message, one he has honed teaching MBA students at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and through writing previous books on values-based leadership.” In the Summer 2020 issue of

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How the Secret to Good Leadership Can Help Your Life, Too (Article)

Most people assign themselves far too many tasks than they can accomplish, Harry writes in his recent article for Training Industry. Then, feeling time-bankrupt, they decide the only way to do everything is to go faster. They confuse activity and productivity, leading them to believe multitasking is the answer. The reality, however, is that they’re more distracted than ever and

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The Secret to Great Leadership Is in How You Choose to Spend Your Time (Article)

“One of the greatest failures a leader can be guilty of is not knowing why they lead. Before leaders can become inspiring and motivating examples to others, they must clarify who they are as a leader, and why they chose to put themselves into a leadership role,” writes Marcel Schwantes in his Inc.com article. “This is an exercise of reaching

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