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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 his/her board.… You might also like: An Innovator’s Midsummer Dream Come True Industry 4.0

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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

What Leaders Do… Requisite Competency for 21st Century Challenges

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Leadership DevelopmentComments (1)

By Patrick R. Dailey
 From the earliest recorded leadership teachings of Confucius to contemporary theorists and practitioners, leadership has consistently been viewed as the decisive factor in the success of an organization – be they feudal clans,

Future Proofing the Boardroom

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

By Lucy P. Marcus The board room is going through an extraordinary time of transition. More is being demanded of boards than ever before, and the activities of boards are under greater scrutiny. You might also like: An Innovator’s Midsummer Dream Come True

Leading with Ethics and Compliance

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Corporate Governance, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Mark Meaney As millions take to the streets in a global protest of corporate malfeasance, Dean Rich Lyons of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, has taken the approach that ethics reform begins from within an

Reinventing Management

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Corporate Governance, Global Business, Emerging IdeasComments (2)

 By Julian Birkinshaw What is the future of management? Can management be reinvented to make it more effective as an agent of economic progress and more responsive to the needs of employees? You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but

Complexity Kills Profits – CEOs need to simplify their businesses

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (4)

By Simon Collinson and Melvin Jay The competitive environment is becoming more complex and unpredictable, and senior managers have no control over the underlying trends, from globalisation to technological change. The most damaging kinds of complexity,

The Anatomy of Board of Director Culture

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Patrick R. Dailey Culture matters more than before. Unless the right board culture is in place, nothing very special is likely to happen. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A Virus to