The Key: How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World's Toughest Problems

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McGraw Hill Professional, May 2, 2014 - Business & Economics - 272 pages

One of the world’s foremost experts on the topic of the future of work and human capital, Lynda Gratton argues that global corporations can be major players in changing the world, with their massive networks of human resources, varieties of expertise, and vast organizational skills.

In The Key, Gratton shows how companies like IKEA, Nike, Vodaphone, and Unilever are devising innovative ways to tackle critical social issues, and she describes how corporate leaders can transform their own company into an organization equipped to tackle today’s toughest issues.

Lynda Gratton is Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and the founder of the Hot Spots Movement. She has written seven books and numerous academic articles and is considered one of the world's authorities on people in organizations.

 

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Contents

Building Resilience in a Fragile World
1
Building Inner Resilience
17
Anchoring in the Community
75
Addressing Global Challenges
109
Reimagining Leadership
159
Acknowledgments
221
Resources
225
Endnotes
227
Index
243
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Lynda Gratton is a professor of management practice at London Business School and considered the leading global voice in human resources. She is the founder of The Hot Spots Movement and directs the Future of Work Research Consortium with more than 60 corporate members from across the world. Gratton is ranked by the Thinkers50 as one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world. She is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and has chaired the WEF Council on the Future of Leadership.

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