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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?  

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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,

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?  

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,

Needs-Based Coaching: Employee Motivation in a New Light

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Coaching, People ManagementComments (2)

By Craig Perrin Behind every unmotivated employee is a leadership problem to be solved. Yet many leaders see motivation as a game of rewards and punishment. Forget the cash. Forget the threats. To engage today’s workforce, a leader is well advised to seek

Has the quality of our politicians declined or is the world becoming impossible to manage?

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Global Business, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Michael Cox We live not just in ‘interesting times‘, but in quite extraordinary times where few in the West now appear to have much confidence any longer in the notion of the West. Time therefore to take a moment to reflect on how these multiple and

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

Overcoming the Triple Hurdle of Diversity Management

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, MBA & Executive Education, People ManagementComments (0)

By Winfried Ruigrok Diversity management is a key instrument to position your company as a preferred employer. Fail to recite this mantra and you risk losing the attention of the majority of young graduates in Europe today.