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Challenging the “Tailor” How to Effectively Customize Executive Education for the Companies’ Benefit

March 22, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, MBA & Executive Education, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Andreas Löhmer When it comes to executive education, companies very often accept second best solutions. Looking at the impact achieved, these investments do not always seem sufficiently well-placed. In a time where resources are even scarcer than before, organizations require proper learning partners in order to stand out. Here, two things are crucial:

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Leaders Who Hit The Numbers

March 21, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland Leadership is seen in the heat of the moment in the world of work, not in theory during an off-site course. Leadership development, therefore, must occur during business as usual, not in some simulation. In this article, John Sutherland

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,

The Leader’s Checklist

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (1)

By Michael Useem The Leader’s Checklist comprises fifteen mission-critical, time-tested leadership principles that vary surprisingly little among companies or countries. Taken together, they constitute a playbook for leadership decisions whatever the

Worry: I know there is a crisis waiting for me

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Thomas DeLong Jana Jones was a successful, experienced manager who had run a multi-million dollar business. She projected the image of being able to do it all. She was COO of an internet consulting firm and had previously run a major piece of a large

Adapt to Survive – a picture of leadership in 2030

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Georg Vielmetter The business world is changing. Over the next twenty years, various global pressures will have a major impact on European organisations and leaders. Dr Georg Vielmetter, head of leadership and talent for Europe at global management

Redesigning Leadership: Design, Technology, Business + Life

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Maeda and Becky Bermont There is a simple saying in Japanese that epitomizes the nature of striving for excellence, “Ue ni wa ue ga aru.” It translates as, “Above up, there is something even higher above up.” To me, it is an eloquent

Think Again: How good leaders can avoid bad decisions

September 28, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Andrew Campbell and Jo Whitehead Leaders can make good decisions or less good decisions. Several years ago, we set out to understand the causes of these less good decisions. Our main finding is that the bad decisions start when the brain lets us down.

What Do Bosses Do Today? Rethinking this still-essential role for a new world

September 28, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback Being a great boss has always been hard. The challenge for organizations today is that it’s getting both harder and more essential at the same time. How and where will organizations find great bosses who can effectively

The 7 Keys to Unlocking Organisational Greatness

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, People Management, Business Process, Leadership Development, Strategic Spotlight, Supply Chain, Team Managment, TransformationComments (0)

By Sean Culey Sean Culey, member of the European Leadership Team of the Supply Chain Council and CEO of business improvement consultancy SEVEN Collaborative Solutions, discusses the challenges of creating organisation wide process integration, strategic