By Kamal Ahmed, business editor of The Sunday Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk) Since the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008 there has been much pointed discussion about the need for business to rediscover its moral purpose.
BY Will Yacowicz (Article posted 10 Feb 2014 – Inc.com) Studies show that strategic thinking is the most important element of leadership. But how do you instill the trait in others at your company? What leadership skill do your employees, colleagues, and peers view as the most important for you to have? According Robert Kabacoff, the vice [...]
By Tim Kane, Published: February 5, 2013 (www.washingtonpost.com) The U.S. military is one of America’s premier leadership factories. But the product it manufactures is in decline. Seven years ago, the number of young officers willing to recommit after their initial tours of duty dropped precipitously. Before the Iraq war, three-quarters of Army officers stayed for a [...]
I recently read an outstanding book on the ‘state of leadership’ and the ‘leadership industry’ written by Barbara Kellerman of Harvards’ Kennedy School of Government entitled “The End of Leadership” Kellerman pulls no punches in her critique of both what is being cited as leadership and what is being taught about leadership. Never before has [...]
Fifteen years ago, Lori Patterson—a self-professed “accomplish-aholic”—walked away from a Fortune 500 company to join the ranks of the unemployed. She was done; she had finished working under a dysfunctional and disconnected system of leaders who took advantage of committed professionals by constantly moving the finish line and exerting their power rather than sharing it. [...]
By Mike Myatt The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a bit of luck. The [...]
Forbes: Karle Moore, written with Brian McGowan Today’s organizational leaders are facing accelerating rates of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, all of which are showing no signs of slowing down. Whether it is the continuing digital revolution or expanding global markets, our current environment requires a constant state of innovation. For companies to continue succeeding, [...]