William P. Lauder and Fabrizio Freda Profiled in Book on Leadership: The Edge

The Estée Lauder Companies’ William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, and Fabrizio Freda, President and CEO, are among notable leaders profiled in a new book on leadership, The Edge: How 10 CEOs Learned to Lead – And the Lessons for Us All, available now. Written by Michael Useem, Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of PennsylvaniaThe Edge profiles ten of the world’s most influential executives, including Edward Breen of DuPont, Tricia Griffith of Progressive Insurance, and Jeffery Lurie of the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles.

William and Fabrizio’s collaborative partnership is showcased in the chapter, “Recruiting a Partner to Lead Change Before You Have to – The Estée Lauder Companies: Executive Chairman William P. Lauder Partners with President and CEO Fabrizio Freda to Build the Global Leader in Prestige Beauty.” As Professor Useem notes, William and Fabrizio’s unique collaboration and shared vision have sparked a decade of unprecedented results for the company, driving continuous transformation while maintaining a strong commitment to our core values.

Download a copy of Recruiting a Partner to Lead Change Before You Have to or visit the author’s website to purchase your own copy of The Edge.

When describing their business partnership, Michael O’Hare, EVP, Global Human Resources at The Estée Lauder Companies, said, “When William was CEO, he had the foresight to bring on a partner who shared his vision for the future. Today, he and Fabrizio have championed the culture of creativity, curiosity and constant innovation that makes The Estée Lauder Companies a globally recognized home for top talent.”

Michael Useem provides rare insight into how ten leaders confronted hard realities. He looked close-in at the lide and work of people such as Bill McNabb of Vanguard, Jeffrey Lurie of the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles, Alex Gorsky of Johnson & Johnson, and Tricia Griffith of Progressive Insurance. Useem’s profiles of leaders on the edge provide the inspiration and the guidance we all need for adapting and thriving in an era of massive disruption and continuous transformation.

Christine Schott Ledes
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