Leadership For The Ages with Ram Charan

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Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.

This week we had the man, the myth, the legend Ram Charan on the show to talk about his business consulting experience. Ram is a world-renowned business advisor, author, and speaker who has spent the past 40 years working with many top companies, CEOs, and boards of our time. Fortune magazine has called him "the most influential consultant alive."

Ram began his business education early in his life while working in the family shoe shop in northern India. As a young engineer, his bosses recognized his business talent and encouraged him to develop it. He went on to earn MBA and doctorate degrees from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with high distinction and was a Baker Scholar. He has written over 30 books that have sold more than 4 million copies in more than a dozen languages. Three were Wall Street Journal bestsellers, and Execution, co-authored with former Honeywell CEO Larry Bossidy, spent more than 150 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… business leaders that are looking to hone in on a clear, decisive strategy for goal setting and achievement in the workplace.

TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… What does it mean for a company to have a successful growth period? Well, that actually depends on the context of historical past data used as a baseline comparison to metrics from the current year. Success must be measurable, and by using “key performance indicators” we can set our own definitions of success and begin to determine for ourselves just what it means to be successful.

WHAT I LOVE MOST… During the hiring process, managers are looking to select the right person for the job, but Ram insightfully flips the question and asks if the job is right for the person. Sometimes people aren’t able to showcase their full talents in certain roles, and can really come alive if you put them in the right conditions.

Running time: 37:42

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Talent: The Market Cap Multiplier

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