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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 might also like: Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch …

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Woman in Consulting: Q+A with Claire Arnold

September 28, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Women in LeadershipComments (0)

Claire Arnold is a founding partner of Maxxim Consulting. In this interview, she told us about her management philosophy, visions as well as her views on the future for Maxxim and other consultancy firms. You might also like: Conflict Contagion: A Virus to

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 Value Value?

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Corporate Governance, Finance & Economics, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Tim Koller, Richard Dobbs and Bill Huyett Most executives have figured out how to create value for shareholders through experience, observation, and intuition. They’ve developed a wealth of personal wisdom that typically takes them in the right

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

What Managers Need to Know about Platforms

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Annabelle Gawer A new and powerful way to compete has taken shape in our business landscape: Platform competition You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat Early

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,

Creating Abundant Organizations

June 9, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, People Management, Editors' Pick, Leadership Development, Team ManagmentComments (1)

Interview with Dave and Wendy Ulrich In “The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations” (McGraw-Hill 2010), Dave and Wendy Ulrich set out to help leaders find an understanding of the meaning and purpose of work. You might also like: