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prof. Ram Charan

prof. Ram Charan

Highly acclaimed business adviser, speaker and author
Language : English

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Ram Charan is a highly acclaimed business adviser, speaker and author. Ram has coached some of the worlds’ most successful CEOs. For 35 years, he has worked behind the scenes at companies like GE, KLM, Bank of America, DuPont, Novartis, EMC, Novartis, 3M and Verizon. Ram started his business career as a teenager working in the family shoe shop in India. He went on to earn an engineering degree and then MBA and doctorate degrees from Harvard Business School. He graduated from Harvard
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Ram Charan is a highly acclaimed business adviser, speaker and author. Ram has coached some of the worlds’ most successful CEOs. For 35 years, he has worked behind the scenes at companies like GE, KLM, Bank of America, DuPont, Novartis, EMC, Novartis, 3M and Verizon. Ram started his business career as a teenager working in the family shoe shop in India. He went on to earn an engineering degree and then MBA and doctorate degrees from Harvard Business School. He graduated from Harvard with high distinction and was a Baker Scholar. He then served on the Harvard Business School faculty. Ram is known for his practical, real world perspective. His expertise runs deep in several areas of business:
  • Organic Growth
  • Succession & Leadership Pipeline
  • Leadership
  • Tools for Changing a Business Culture
  • Corporate Governance
  • Building Top Management Teams
  • Execution: Discipline of Getting Things Done
  • Business Acumen
  • Culture of Innovation
Ram is a favorite among executive educators. He has taught for 30 consecutive years at GE's famous Crotonville Institute and is the recipient of their Bell Ringer award (best teacher). He won the Best Teacher Award at Wharton and Northwestern. He was among Business Week’s top ten resources for in-house executive development programs. Ram is a well-known author, whose books include Execution, co-authored with Larry Bossidy, the former CEO of Honeywell. Execution reached number one on the Wall Street Journal list, and has been on the New York Time’s best-seller list for more than one hundred and fifty weeks. Ram's other books include Boards That Deliver, What the CEO Wants You to Know, Boards at Work, Every Business Is a Growth Business and Profitable Growth. His newest book, Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform From Those Who Don’t, came out in January, 2007. He also tailors his books for specific client companies such as Gateway, Ford and EDS. He's written articles for the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Time, Information Week, Leader to Leader, Director's Monthly, Directorship, The Corporate Board and USA Today. Ram is a director of Austin Industries, The Six Sigma Academy and Tyco Electronics. He was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 2005. He serves as a co-host for the Fortune Forum on Corporate Governance and also serves on the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Corporate Governance. Ram is based in Dallas, Texas.
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Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don’t

Title: Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don’t
Author: Ram Charan
Publisher: Random House Business Books
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-9052-1123-4

One of the most influential advisors to companies around the world uses his wide-ranging experience and unusual depth of insight to provide a bold, new framework for why people succeed.
Cover van Execution - The Dicipline of Getting Things Done

Execution - The Dicipline of Getting Things Done

Title: Execution - The Dicipline of Getting Things Done
Author: Ram Charan and Larry Bossidy
Publisher: Random House Business Books
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-7126-2598-2

Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to senior executives and boards of directors, with unparalleled insight into why some companies are successful and others not. Larry Bossidy is one of the world's most acclaimed CEOs, with a track record for delivering results that has few peers. The result is the book people in business need today. One with a highly practical framework for closing the gap between results promised and results delivered. After a long, stellar career with GE, Larry Bossidy became CEO of Allied Signal and transformed it into one of the world's most admired companies. Accomplishments like 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share growth of 13% or more don't just happen. They result from consistent practice of the discipline of execution: understanding how to link the three core processes of any business together: people, strategy and operations.
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Profitable Growth Is Everyone's Business

Title: Profitable Growth Is Everyone's Business
Author: Ram Charan
Publisher: Random House Business Books
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-7126-2598-2

The coauthor of the international bestseller Execution has created the how-to guide for solving today’s toughest business challenge: creating profitable growth that is organic, differentiated, and sustainable.

For many, growth is about “home runs”—the big bold idea, the next new thing, the product that will revolutionize the marketplace. While obviously attractive and lucrative, home runs don’t happen every day and frequently come in cycles.

Products like Kevlar, Teflon, and the Dell business model for selling personal computers may be once-in-a-decade phenomena. A surer and more consistent path to profitable revenue growth is through “singles and doubles”—small day-to-day wins and adaptation to changes in the marketplace that build the foundation for substantially increasing revenues. The impact of singles and doubles can be huge. They are not only the basis for sustained revenue growth but, in fact, the foundation for home runs. Singles and doubles provide the discipline of execution, an absolute necessity for successfully bringing a breakthrough technology to market or implementing a new business model.

Inherent in this way of thinking is the revolutionary idea that growth is everyone’s business—not solely the concern of the sales force or top management. Just as everyone participates in cost reduction, so must everyone be engaged in the growth agenda of the business. Every contact of each employee with a customer is an opportunity for revenue growth. That includes everyone from the people working in a company’s call center handling customer inquiries and complaints to the CEO.

In this trailblazing book, Ram Charan provides the building blocks and tools that can put a business on the path to sustained, profitable growth. For more than twenty-five years, Ram Charan has been working day in and day out with companies around the world. The ideas he has developed for solving the profitable revenue growth dilemma facing many businesses are based on personally seeing what works in real time. These are ideas that have been tested across industries and that deliver results, and they can be put to use starting Monday morning.
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Leaders at All Levels: Deepening Your Talent Pool to Solve the Succession Crisis

Title: Leaders at All Levels: Deepening Your Talent Pool to Solve the Succession Crisis
Author: Ram Charan
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5371-1

Learn how top companies solve the problem of leadership succession from corporate America's leading consultant.

A serious crisis looms in American management today. More and more CEOs are failing; there remains an acute shortage of capable replacements. The true dilemma in leadership is the stagnant state of corporate leadership development. Because companies fail to hone their unit managers' leadership abilities, they are never able to fill their succession pipelines. With unit managers stagnating, companies have difficulty executing at every level, compounding the crisis. In I>Leaders at All Levels, bestselling author Ram Charan shows how top companies approach leadership development as a core competency, recognizing that an adaptable leadership pool is a competitive advantage, and focusing their attention on bringing out the best in the leaders they have.

Charan reveals exactly what's wrong with corporate leadership development and tells how to make it right. He explains the concept of a leadership "gene pool" and shows how companies can discover just what "DNA" they need to succeed. He also details how to uncover the hidden leaders in a company, when and where to bring in fresh talent, how to coach, measure, and reward leadership, and much more. For CEOs, directors, and anyone involved in leadership development, Leaders at All Levels is an eye-opening guide on how to get succession right.