Robert S.

Robert S. Kaplan

Robert S. Kaplan is Baker Foundation Professor at Harvard Business School, co-founder of Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, and co-author of The Execution Premium with David P. Norton. Visit www.thepalladiumgroup.com.

The role of leaders can be traced to the Bible, to Machiavelli in The Prince, and to Sigmund Freud, who said, "Groups depend on a leader for their identity and sense of purpose." Management scholars—Abraham Zaleznik, Warren Bennis, John Kotter, Ron Heifetz—have urged executives to be leaders, not just managers. They emphasize how...Full Article »