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Leadership with a Smile Managing Our Emotions as a Tool of Enacting Leadership

March 9, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Marian Iszatt-White Practicing leaders often have to manage their emotions as part of enacting their leadership role: whilst we all do this as part of our everyday lives, for leaders it can be an important “tool of the trade”. So how do they perform the “emotional labour” this entails and still feel authentic as …

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The Value of Gender-Based Leadership

March 2, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Women in Leadership, Corporate GovernanceComments (2)

By Melissa Greenwell   If a roomful of men can draw on their experiences and insights to help a business succeed, a roomful of men and women drawing from a deeper pool can achieve even more. Given the growing evidence about the business value of

The Importance of Being Expert… Contextually Expert

February 2, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (2)

By Barbara Kellerman The article argues that leadership is not a person – it is a system. It is a system in which three parts are of equal importance: leaders, followers (or others), and contexts. The article focuses on the importance of incorporating

Re-invent Yourself as COO

January 24, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, OPERATION, Business ProcessComments (0)

By Nathan Bennett & Stephen A. Miles We focus on factors that have fundamentally changed demands on COOs: global recession, the evolving paradigm surrounding governance, threats to operations from natural disasters and terrorism, and the rise of big data.

We Need a Greater Focus on the Benefits Women in Top Executive Roles Bring to Companies Rather than Doom and Gloom Over their Limited Numbers

January 24, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Women in Leadership, Corporate Governance, MBAs & Executive EducationComments (0)

By Sucheta Nadkarni   Recruiting women to corporate boards and top executive roles helps businesses find the best people and reach key consumers. There’s a risk that too much focus on doom and gloom, over the lack of such senior women in business, will

Think Like They Think to Do What We Do: The Creative Strategy Framework

January 23, 2017 • LEADERSHIPComments (1)

By Douglas Davis Though clients request our services for a variety of reasons, they show up with different forms of the exact same request: “Solve my problem”. This article based on the Creative Strategy and the Business of Design, discusses the

Power with Purpose: How Women’s Leadership Boosts the Economy and Society

January 19, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Women in LeadershipComments (0)

By Lynn Taliento and Anu Madgavkar While there has been progress toward increased opportunities in the labor force for women, they remain underrepresented at the top of companies around the world. The economic and social benefits of narrowing the gender gaps

The Most Powerful Man In The World

January 15, 2017 • LEADERSHIPComments (0)

By Katharina Balazs The man whose victory seemed unimaginable was suddenly President-elect of the United States of America. President-elect Donald Trump has started to constitute his new government and outline his policies, crushing the hopes of those who

The Chief Innovation Officer Should be in Charge of New Territories. Not More. Not Less.

January 9, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, Emerging IdeasComments (1)

By Albert Meige An analysis with Google Trends on “Chief Innovation Officer” shows an increasing interest starting in 2010. The term was actually coined and described by Miller and Morris in 1998, but it seems to have only received interest in the past

Take the Window Seat (Return)

January 5, 2017 • BLOGS, Leadership Development, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor   As we begin a new year and return to work a fairly typical professional activity may include a look ahead to time spent on the road. I made a call for mindful flying through the simple act of choosing the window seat on the