Tom Tierney was worldwide CEO of international consulting firm Bain & Company from 1992 until he began to focus on the Bridgespan Group, Bain’s non-profit affiliate, in 2000. Under Tierney’s leadership, Bain grew its revenues six-fold, expanding from 12 to 26 offices worldwide. He has now captured what he learned from the experience in the book Aligning the Stars (Harvard Business School Press), written with Harvard Business School’s Jay Lorsch. With talent shortages and companies increasingly reliant on a small number of key individuals, Tierney says that managing talented but demanding individuals now lies at the heart of many organisations and that the lessons of professional services firms – such as legal, accounting and consulting firms – are increasingly relevant to those in other industries.
Author: Stuart Crainer
Source: Bain & Company