ram_bRam Charan is a highly acclaimed business advisor, speaker andauthor.  Ram has coached some of the worlds’ most successful CEOs.  For 35 years, he has worked behind the scenes at companies like GE, KLM, Bank of America, DuPont, Novartis, EMC, 3M, and Verizon. Ram started his business career as a teenager working in the family shoe shop in India.  He went on to earn an engineering degree and then MBA and doctorate degrees from Harvard Business School.  He graduated from Harvard with high distinction and was a Baker Scholar.  He then served on the Harvard Business School faculty. Ram cuts through the difficult problems and gets you to the right insights:  he makes difficult problems simple with great insights. Ram is known for his practical, real world perspective.  His expertise runs deep in several areas of business: * Organic Growth * Succession & Leadership Pipeline * Leadership * Tools for Changing a Business Culture * Corporate Governance * Building Top Management Teams * Execution: Discipline of Getting Things Done * Business Acumen * Culture of Innovation * Managing in the Downturn He won the Best Teacher Award at Wharton and Northwestern.  He was among Business Week’s top ten resources for in-house executive development programs. Ram is a well-known author, whose books include Execution, co-authored with Larry Bossidy, the former CEO of Honeywell.   Ram’s other books include What the CEO Wants You to Know, Leaders at All Levels, What the Customer Wants You to Know and The Game Changer, co-authored with A.G. Lafley, Chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble,  Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty: The New Rules of Getting Things Done in Difficult Times  amongst others He’s written articles for Business Week, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Time, Information Week, Leader to Leader, Director’s Monthly, Directorship, The Corporate Board and USA Today. To know more about Ram Charan and his views click on the links below: Article: ‘The most influential consultant alive’. Article : The strange existence of Ram Charan Article : Management guru Ram Charan on how to deal with boardroom negativity Blog : Ram Charan on leadership