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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 challenge.   You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious

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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. You

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

Brain Science and the Tasks of the Manager

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Leadership Development, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Robert Chapman Wood, Gerald A. Cory Jr., and Osvald M. Bjelland Ego and empathy—the two great drivers of business—come from distinct sets of elements in our brains. Excellent business performance requires using the two sets effectively together. And a

Why Leaders Fail

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, Editors' Pick, Leadership Development, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Patrick R. Dailey “All too frequently, an exceptional executive encounters a corporate trap door, falls, and then derails. This article presents 21st century challenges—corporate trap doors—that arise to snare exceptional executives.” You might

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B

July 9, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Coaching, People Management, Leadership Development, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Stan Slap Emotional commitment means unchecked, unvarnished devotion to the company and its success; any legendary organizational performance is the result of emotionally committed managers. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success,