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The Importance of Being Expert… Contextually Expert

February 2, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (1)

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 contextual awareness and contextual expertise into programs presuming leadership development.  

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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

What Leaders Can Learn from Both Clinton and Trump

January 5, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Women in Leadership, CommentaryComments (0)

By Katharina Balazs   When connecting with an audience, Hillary Clinton leads with the head while Donald Trump comes from the heart: both hold lessons for today leaders. Watching Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the U.S. presidential debates, it

Take the Window Seat (Outbound)

December 16, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, BLOGS, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor As we near the year-end, a fairly typical professional reflection may include the number of business trips and particularly flights we have accumulated during the year. If you’re really lucky, a further flight or three may await for