Beer is Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, at the Harvard Business School. He is co-founder and director of TruePoint, a management consultancy, and co-founder and chairman of the Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, not for profit organization that helps companies and their leaders do well by doing good. He is a well-known authority in the areas of leadership and organization effectiveness, organization change and human resource management. Beer is the author of 11 books, including "High Commitment, High Performance" (2009) and "Higher Ambition" (2011). He is the recipient of numerous professional and academic honors, including the Academy of Management's Scholar-Practitioner Award and the Society of Human Resource management's Michael C. Losey Research Award.
"High Commitment, High Performance" provides a vision of how managers at all levels can transform, manage and lead sustained, high-performing firms. Integrating knowledge from the fields of leadership, strategic management, performance management, organization design and organization development, Beer outlines what the high-commitment, high performance organization looks like, and provides practitioners with the transformation process to help them get there. Starting with leaders who have the right values, Beer shows how to weave together a complete system that includes top-to-bottom communication, organization design, HR policies and leadership transformation process, and outlines what practitioners must do in HR, structure, systems, goals, culture and strategy to create high-performance organizations.
"High Commitment High Performance:
How to Build a Resilient Organization for Sustained Advantage"Presented by: Michael Beer, Ph.D.