Practitioner and Scholar in the field of Strategic Organizational Change and Development
Mike Beer is an accomplished practitioner and scholar in the field of strategic organizational change and development: he is Emeritus Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, co-founder and Director of TruePoint Partners, a management consultancy that works with senior executives to develop effective high performance and commitment organizations, and the Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping senior executives develop effective high performance and commitment organizations.
Mike has worked with top management in a variety of industries for the past 45 years, including manufacturing, services (hospitality, professional, and financial), consumer packaging, high tech, pharmaceutical, and medical technology. Becton Dickinson, Hewlett Packard, Ernst & Young, Agilent Technologies, Merck, and Whitbread PLC are among the companies with which he has worked.
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Mike has conducted extensive study and published on organizational effectiveness, organizational change, high commitment, high-performance companies, leadership, and human resource management. Mike is the author or co-author of twelve books, including his most recent, Fit to Compete: Why Honest Conversations About Your Company's Capabilities Are the Key to a Winning Strategy, in addition to several book chapters and articles in academic and business magazines (Harvard Business Press, Spring 2020).