PJ Neal

Thoughts from a more-than-occasional writer

HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2024 [Book]

Harvard Business Review included my article “The C-Suite Skills That Matter Most” in their anthology “HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2024” published October 2023.

A year’s worth of management wisdom, all in one place.

We’ve reviewed the ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review to keep you up to date on the most cutting-edge, influential thinking driving business today. With authors from Satya Nadella to Lynda Gratton and company examples from Nestlé to TikTok, this volume brings the most current and important management conversations right to your fingertips.

This book will inspire you to:

Radically redefine the role of managers in your organization
Integrate your ESG goals into your company’s core business model
Separate the hype from the reality of Web3 and identify opportunities for your business
Navigate conflict and embrace mutual learning across generational differences
Identify the soft skills needed in the C-suite—and build them
Encourage all employees to develop the capabilities around digital transformation

This collection of articles includes “Managers Can’t Do It All,” by Diane Gherson and Lynda Gratton; “What Is Web3?,” by Thomas Stackpole; “Selling on TikTok and Taobao,” by Thomas S. Robertson; “Managing in the Age of Outrage,” by Karthik Ramanna; “The Five Stages of DEI Maturity,” by Ella F. Washington; “The Essential Link Between ESG Targets and Financial Performance,” by Mark R. Kramer and Marc W. Pfitzer; “Make the Most of Your One-on-One Meetings,” by Steven G. Rogelberg; “Harnessing the Power of Age Diversity,” by Megan W. Gerhardt, Josephine Nachemson-Ekwall, and Brandon Fogel; “The C-Suite Skills That Matter Most,” by Raffaella Sadun, Joseph Fuller, Stephen Hansen, and PJ Neal; “Your Company Needs a Space Strategy. Now.,” by Matthew Weinzierl, Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury, Tarun Khanna, Alan MacCormack, and Brendan Rosseau; and “Democratizing Transformation,” by Marco Iansiti and Satya Nadella.

HBR’s 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR’s 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever‐changing business environment.