The Hardball Manifesto “Time has come to rebalance the hard and the soft” • Softball players that have survived until now— e.g. most airlines. The Hardball Manifesto. This Perspective is adapted from the authors’ new book, Hardball: Are You Playing to Play or. Playing to Win? (Harvard Business. Download Citation on ResearchGate | The Hardball Manifesto | This chapter focuses on the risk-taking attitude of companies and the leaders. When companies.
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Those who don’t agree are fired. What Stalk and Lachenauer appear to miss is that the recommended hardball management approach of adopting a strenuously adversarial stance on every issue would be a disaster if it were to be applied.
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Five Frogs on a Log. Hardba,l, the discourse around soft issues such as leadership, corporate culture, knowledge management, talent management, and employee empowerment has encouraged the making of softball players. Instead of running smart and hard, they seem almost to be standing around and watching.
In their “hardball majifesto authors George Stalk and Rob Lachenauer of the leading strategy consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group show how hardball competitors can build or maintain an enviable competitive edge by pursuing one or more of the classic “hardball strategies”: The authors lay out a “hardball manifesto” with all the revolutionary fervor that Karl Marx launched his Communist Manifesto years ago.
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Description Great companies stumble and fall when they lose it. Based on 25 years of experience advising and observing a range of companies, the authors argue that hardball competitors can gain extreme competitive advantage–neutralizing, marginalizing, or even destroying competitors–without violating their contracts with customers or employees and without breaking the rules.
But Manifest and Lachenauer never make clear how the managers actually pursue their strategies. The false dichotomy of hardball and softball players According to Stalk and Lachenauer, the world of organizations can be divided into two types: In their “hardball manifesto,” authors George Stalk and Rob Lachenauer of the leading strategy consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group show how hardball competitors can build or maintain an enviable competitive edge by pursuing one or more of the classic “hardball strategies”: They “enjoy watching manifestp competitors squirm”.