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Take the Window Seat (Outbound)

December 16, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, BLOGS, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor As we near the year-end, a fairly typical professional reflection may include the number of business trips and particularly flights we have accumulated during the year. If you’re really lucky, a further flight or three may await for travelling home for the holidays! I write this article on my final business …

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A Wake-Up-Call for the Boards on Innovation

November 24, 2016 • INNOVATION, Corporate GovernanceComments (0)

By Alessandro Di Fiore, Jonas Vetter and Joachim von Heimburg Today, innovation is not limited to products, but includes business models. Boards can play a critical role in shaping a balanced ambidexterity, raising the company executives’ strategic

November – December 2016

November 20, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, Current IssueComments (0)

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Election Postmortem – The Leadership System

November 11, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, CommentaryComments (0)

By Barbara Kellerman Impossible to make much sense of what happened – President-elect Donald Trump – so soon after the fact. But when the history of this moment is written, it will have to presume a systemic perspective. It will have to account not only

5 Ways Trump or Clinton Could Make Government Run More Like a Business

November 10, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Commentary, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Howard Schweitzer Applying business concepts to government is not a fantasy. With the right leader, a heavy dose of patience and good ideas, government can become more efficient delivering more value at decreased burden to taxpayers.   Throughout the

Leo Messi and Larry Ellison have more in common than you think

November 9, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor I was watching through a crack in my fingers. And there it was, inevitable really. Number seven. My football team, Glasgow Celtic was getting a thrashing in the opening Champions League match of the 2016-17 season at the Camp Nou in

Values, Values on the wall, Just do business and forget them all: Wells Fargo, Volkswagen and others in the hall

October 20, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Corporate Governance, Social ImpactComments (3)

By Avi Liran and Simon L. Dolan There is a growing discrepancy between the values stated on the wall and values in action. In the case of Wells Fargo, most of the company’s values and visions were breached. In this article, the authors discuss effective

Creating Effective Organisational Systems through Experimenting with Human Nature

October 18, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, David De Cremer on Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao If organisations are serious in building cultures that can translate the desire to create joint value into a competitive advantage, it is needed that they become architects of systems that account for the human nature of its

We Are All Executives Now

October 4, 2016 • Leadership Development, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (1)

By Steven P. MacGregor Last week I was teaching on a new “Executive Program” for Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica at their Corporate University north of Barcelona. A large multinational aiming to reinvent their business in the face of massive

What Senior Executives Should Know About Sales

September 30, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Frank Cespedes Business is more complex, data more abundant, and more specialists are needed to stay up-to-date with functional best practices. As a senior executive, you can worry all you want about disruption, but you need a salesforce aligned with