Mike Beer is Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, at the Harvard Business School, founder and Director, TruePoint, a management consultancy and Chairman, Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, a not-for profit whose member companies purpose is to create economic and social value. Mike’s research and practice are in the fields of organization effectiveness, organization change, and human resource management. He has authored or co-authored many articles and ten books. His most recent books are Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value, published in 2011, and High Commitment, High Performance: How to Build Resilient Orgnaizations for Sustainable Value, published in 2009. Mike has received numerous awards from several professional associations. He has been a consultant to senior management in numerous companies and teaches and speaks in a variety of forums. Mike began his career at Corning Inc. where he founded and led its Organization Research and Development Department.