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Leadership Dispatches: Business Lessons From A President Taking Charge

July 20, 2015 • Editors' Pick, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, SPECIAL FEATURES, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Michael Useem, Howard Kunreuther, and Erwann Michel-Kerjan This article discusses the leadership of President Sebastián Piñera following the Chilean earthquake of 2010. The authors argue that Chile’s recovery from that disaster points to a host of tools for decision makers in governments and businesses alike to be better able to face the kinds of

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Your Seventh Sense: Beyond Mindfulness

July 20, 2015 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, Leadership Development, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By William Duggan In this article, Willian Duggan explores the practice of Free Your Mind, a way to turn stress into strategy and to turn negative thoughts into strategic thinking. This article shows how to cultivate rational thoughts and positive energy by


Unlocking Leaders’ Potential

July 20, 2015 • Coaching, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, SPECIAL FEATURES, Talent ManagementComments (0)

CareSource, one of the largest public sector managed care companies in the United States partners with ICF (International Coaching Federation) to deliver Leadership Transition Coaching (LTC) to CareSource executive team.   Based in Dayton, Ohio, USA,


Learn or Die: Every Business Will Be In The Business of Learning

May 23, 2015 • Emerging Ideas, Global Business, INNOVATION, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Edward D. Hess The velocity of business change will increase over the next decade driven by technology advances making the speed and quality of adaptive learning an organisational strategic imperative. That will require most organisations to use the


Leadership Development: One Size Does Not Fit All Growing Leaders in Africa and Across the World

May 22, 2015 • Global Business, LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dr Vanessa Iwowo Despite the diversity of business and social cultures around the world, we continue to teach and take part in a “one size fits all” approach to leadership development. The author here discusses why this approach is fundamentally


Strategic Planning & Execution in an Uncertain World

May 22, 2015 • Global Business, MBAs & Executive Education, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

Setting business strategy used to be as simple as defining what the organization wanted to achieve and then laying out the steps to get there. Management used this plan to set priorities, allocate resources, assess operations, align employees, and satisfy


Actions Speak Louder Than Words – Why Adaptive Non-Verbal Communication is a Key Leadership Tool

May 22, 2015 • Emerging Ideas, LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dr Connson Locke Non-verbal communication is extremely influential in interpersonal encounters, and knowing how to leverage non-verbal signals effectively can be a key leadership tool. In this article, Dr. Locke from LSE demonstrates the falsity behind the


Creativity at Work

May 22, 2015 • Coaching, INNOVATIONComments (0)

By Adrian Furnham Creativity is not an easy topic to research and few serious scientists conduct work in the area. First, creativity is difficult to define and secondly, there are few good ways of measuring it. In this article, Adrian Furnham queries the


Coaching for the Future

May 22, 2015 • Coaching, Global Business, LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

Using the example of the Indian company J.K. Organisation, this article shows how the adoption of a coaching culture has transformed the organization, setting up each employee for success.   Founded more than a century ago, J.K. Organisation is one of


Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

May 22, 2015 • Emerging Ideas, LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Herminia Ibarra In this excerpt from her book, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader Herminia Ibarra discusses what she describes as the ‘Outsight’ Principle: the cycle of acting like a leader and then thinking like a leader; change from the outside