Kevin Sharer

Personal Presentation
Advice

Personal Presentation

           Let’s talk about a subject that in its most narrow interpretation has become a bit taboo in today’s world and with good reason.  That subject is how you appear to the world. The taboo part refers to all the myriad of ways we react as humans to the physical presentation of others.  Some aspects of…

Simplifying Complexity
Academics, Featured, Features, Opinion

Simplifying Complexity

Beginnings are a good chance to think about objectives and plans, so let’s review what some of the big ideas here at HBS should be for you. For most of you those include learning to be a leader and critical thinker, meeting new friends, having new experiences, learning about yourself and perhaps positioning yourself for…

What Are the Elites To Do
General Management, Kevin Sharer, News

What Are the Elites To Do

You may wonder why this subject has anything to do with you as you work hard at school, try to find a job, and balance a hopefully fulfilling and busy personal life with everything else that is going on. For most of you, let’s not even talk about your current balance sheet and cash flows….

A Teachable Moment
News

A Teachable Moment

Every once in a while something happens in the business world that compels us to stop, take notice, reflect, and learn. Enron’s collapse, the financial crisis, the VW diesel emission scandal, and BP’s Macondo oil well explosion come to mind. The Wells Fargo reputation implosion unfolding now is another example, and it is full of…

Professor Kevin Sharer: Listening is Underrated
News

Professor Kevin Sharer: Listening is Underrated

By Professor Kevin Sharer, HBS Professor & Former AMGEN CEO When we think about “Leadership” we think about action.  The word is kinetic.  What verbs come to mind?  Decide.  Choose.  Inspire.  Speak.  Allocate.  Risk.  Win.  Here at HBS, where our mission is to develop leaders, we reward these actions explicitly through the practice of assessing…

Kevin Sharer: Beware the Press
Culture, HomePost, Kevin Sharer, Print Edition

Kevin Sharer: Beware the Press

HBS Professor Kevin Sharer, former CEO of Amgen, shares his insights on how to approach and handle the press. Sometime in your career and perhaps much earlier than you now imagine, you will find yourself working with the press or being a subject of press interest. This possibility may conjure pleasant thoughts of personal or…

A Memo to VW’s CEO, Dr. Müller
Culture, Current Events, HomePost, Kevin Sharer, News, Outside the Bubble

A Memo to VW’s CEO, Dr. Müller

Professor Kevin Sharer, former CEO of Amgen, has some advice for leaders who find themselves charged with investigating and cleaning up a catastrophe. It has happened again. For the at least fifth time in fifteen years another enormous, preventable, and egregious transgression has been purposefully or carelessly committed by a previously respected company. It will…

KEVIN SHARER: THE JOURNEY BEGINS
Culture, HomePost, Print Edition

KEVIN SHARER: THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Professor Kevin Sharer, former CEO of Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology company, shares his thoughts on the five things the Class of 2015 can do to have a successful life and career. Spring is a time of new beginnings and so it is for over nine hundred members of the class of 2015 who enter…

CEO seven months after HBS
Campus News, Entrepreneurship, HomePost

CEO seven months after HBS

Professor Kevin Sharer, former CEO of Amgen, shares the story of a HBS graduate who found himself the owner and CEO of a multi-million dollar company just seven months after graduating from his MBA. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]W[/stag_dropcap]e at HBS are rightly and deservedly known as the institution most focused on the general manager’s view, and we…

Kevin Sharer: Turn Up the Music
HomePost, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

Kevin Sharer: Turn Up the Music

Former Amgen CEO and HBS Professor Kevin Sharer asks how music can help us unlock the creativity needed to innovate and thrive. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]T[/stag_dropcap]he night air is sweet, cool, and soothing at this most iconic of all music venues in the City of Angels. Eighteen thousand people wait in delicious anticipation for one of the greatest…

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