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The Chief Strategy Officer in the European Firm: Professionalising Strategy in Times of Uncertainty

May 9, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Corporate Governance, Global BusinessComments (0)

By Markus Menz, Günter Müller-Stewens, Tim Zimmermann & Christian Lattwein The chief strategy officer (CSO) position has recently been gaining prominence in European firms. However, little is known about this new executive role. In this article, the authors report some of their findings from a major research program that involved two surveys of CSOs

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Building Ethical Business Cultures: BRIC by BRIC

March 10, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Corporate Governance, Global Business, Social ImpactComments (2)

By Alexandre Ardichvili, Douglas Jondle, Jack Wiley, Edgard Cornacchione, Jessica Li & Thomas Thakadipuram As the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRICs) continue to grow both in size and clout, and their resident multinational corporations

CEOs, Mind Your Own Business! Why and How Corporate CEOs Should Pay More Attention to Corporate Functions

March 10, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, OPERATION, Corporate Governance, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Andrew Campbell, Sven Kunisch & Günter Müller-Stewens The corporate office consists of the CEO and the corporate functions. It is the main vehicle for delivering corporate added value. Yet corporate functions often underperform and corporate offices

Board of Directors Oversight of Leadership Risk

January 10, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Finance & Economics, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Patrick R. Dailey and Charles H. Bishop The practice of Enterprise Risk Management ERM was born as a consequence of the Enron collapse in 2001. Regulatory safeguards were enacted with the passage of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation in 2002. More recently, the

Board Responsibility under the FCPA

November 20, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Corporate Governance, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Thomas R. Fox and Ryan Morgan The nightmare of every corporate director is to wake up to find out that the company of the Board he or she sits on is on the front page of the New York Times (NYT) for alleged illegal conduct. This nightmare came true for the

The Benefits of Trusting More (with reservations)

November 20, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Corporate Governance, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By J. Keith Murnighan Trust is critical for leaders. Without trust, leadership is impossible. The problem, however, is that trust always entails risk. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A

The Will and Skill to be Strategic

July 17, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Corporate Governance, Global BusinessComments (0)

By Patrick R. Dailey & Chuck Russell Strategy guidance is a board’s most crucial responsibility. With contemporary directors repeatedly being exhorted to step up their contribution to strategy, the question below tests any Chairman’s confidence in

The Rise of the Functional Manager Changes Afoot in the C-Suite

May 20, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Maria Guadalupe, Julie Wulf & Hongyi Li Research shows that the recent transformation in the C-suite, that is, the skyrocketing number of executive team of chief officers or Senior VPs that report directly to the CEO, shifts decision making power up,

So, you think you have a strategy? Five poor excuses for a strategy

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Corporate Governance, Global BusinessComments (0)

By Freek Vermeulen No matter how colourful your PowerPoint presentation, it does not mean you have a strategy. So what is strategy and what are the most common mistakes one can make when presenting a strategy?   You might also like: Reinvention: Critical

Changing The CEO Politics and Decisions at the Top

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Succession PlanningComments (0)

By Guido Stein & Manuel Gallego   Introduction 
Companies statistically dismiss twice as many CEOs in bad economic times as in good. Certainly, many senior executives have lost their jobs lately. Yet this new wave of dismissals masks a deeper