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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, not down. You might also like: Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and …

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Leadership and Culture: Part 1 – The Case for Culture

May 20, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Leadership DevelopmentComments (3)

By Sean Culey Issues of corporate culture have long been of great concern to executives and management theorists alike for a simple reason; culture matters – enormously. In this two part article, Sean Culey will first take a close look at organisational

Needed: Executives (and Citizens) with a Global Mindset

March 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, MBA & Executive Education, Global Business, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Nakiye A. Boyacigiller We are facing challenges of a global nature that require global citizenship, global responsibility, and global solutions. These cannot be achieved without an increasing cadre of managers who understand the world through global

Delivering Transformational Change

March 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, TransformationComments (0)

By David Miller Change is becoming more frequent, radical and complex. Failure rates of change projects are high because organisations fail to implement the change fully. To overcome these challenges, the knowledge, skills and processes must be developed by

The Search for Innovation Leadership

March 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, MBA & Executive Education, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Jeff Gaspersz What do we need to do to build the leaders that are equipped for the new innovation challenges?   You might also like: Enhancing value through customer centric supply chain Tailoring the Strategy Function for Success The E-Car Will

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,

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

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,