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The Chief Innovation Officer Should be in Charge of New Territories. Not More. Not Less.

January 9, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (2)

By Albert Meige An analysis with Google Trends on “Chief Innovation Officer” shows an increasing interest starting in 2010. The term was actually coined and described by Miller and Morris in 1998, but it seems to have only received interest in the past 4-5 years or so. While the Chief Innovation Officer’s function is becoming …

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Take the Window Seat (Return)

January 5, 2017 • BLOGS, Leadership Development, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor   As we begin a new year and return to work a fairly typical professional activity may include a look ahead to time spent on the road. I made a call for mindful flying through the simple act of choosing the window seat on the

What Leaders Can Learn from Both Clinton and Trump

January 5, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Women in Leadership, CommentaryComments (0)

By Katharina Balazs When connecting with an audience, Hillary Clinton leads with the head while Donald Trump comes from the heart: both hold lessons for today leaders. Watching Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the US presidential debates, it is

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

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