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Wharton: Where Entrepreneurs Learn the Business of Business

September 19, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, MBAs & Executive Education, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

Max Baumann’s company Just Chill started with an idea for a beverage that could help people stay cool and calm. “Stress is the number one health epidemic in the U.S. There were plenty of drinks that provide energy, but none that help you stay calm. I didn’t act on the idea right away, though,” he …

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Closing the Leadership Gap

September 19, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, Coaching, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland Traditional leadership development programmes operate with a one-size-fits-all mentality. Below, John Sutherland argues that the key to developing the right kind of leadership skills for your organisation lies in creating, and continually

A Fresh Perspective

September 19, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, Coaching, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Damian Goldvarg Increasing numbers of individuals and organisations are discovering the powerful role that coaching can play in developing themselves. Below, Damian Goldvarg illustrates the competitive advantage that professional coaching can give to an

Managing Your Manager

July 17, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, Coaching, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Bill Smullen Most everyone still working today either has a boss or is a boss. Either way, you should want the boss to be successful because when he or she succeeds everyone in the organisation benefits. Below, Bill Smullen shares years of experience

Are Leaders Fair? On the Need to Understand Fairness Management in Organisations

July 17, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, BLOGS, David De Cremer on Management, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By D. De Cremer, G. Houwelingen, C. Ilse, H. Niek, L. Brebels, M. Van Dijke & A. Van Hiel It is human nature to want to be treated fairly, and nowhere is this more evident than in the workplace. Leaders need to effectively manage the perceived fairness of

Developing Leaders with Practical Mastery

July 17, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, Coaching, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland You may know about leadership but can you lead? One you learn from a book or a course, the other through repeated trial and error in the real world of work. The difference is critical when you need to ensure you get a healthy return on

The Well-Focused Leader

June 30, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (1)

By Daniel Goleman Directing attention where it needs to go is a primal task of leadership. Below, Daniel Goleman considers how leadership hinges on capturing and directing the collective attention, and argues that new strategy means reorienting from business

Rise and Fall of Leadership

May 22, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (10)

By Guido Stein Few concepts have received such widespread attention over the last two decades as that of leadership. Below, Guido Stein discusses the complicated balance between leadership and results, and considers the qualities that make a great leader.

Leading through Engagement: Creating Foundations for the Africa of Tomorrow, Today

May 21, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, Global Business, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Sean Culey Africa is at a tipping point. It is poised for growth, but the question is whether this growth will be based on sustainable foundations that benefit the majority, or on commodities that only benefit a few. Below, Sean Culey argues that

Mindfulness, Mindlessness, and Work

November 8, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (1)

By Michael Pirson While mindfulness was originally developed as an individual concept, it has been transferred to the organisational level in the context of research into performance in organisations. Below, the author outlines how mindfulness can be