Posts Tagged ‘ leadership ’

Leadership skills in global environments

November 5, 2014
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Leadership skills in global environments

In a joint study conducted by the American Management Association and I4CP, investigators surveyed 1000 HR executives and senior business leaders from 57 countries to determine what leadership development initiatives were being implemented to help with global awareness and acuity.  The survey concluded that fewer than 20% felt that they had successful global leadership development…

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Strategy class challenge–global leadership development

September 1, 2014
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Strategy class challenge–global leadership development

This month brought the passing of leadership expert, Warren Bennis. A recent study by the American Management Association, in conjunction with the Institute for Corporate Productivity  and Training Magazine, identifies a continuing gap in leadership and general workforce preparedness for global business.  The study suggests: (1) global leaders need local knowledge; (2) collaboration and influence…

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Warren G. Bennis―the crucible moments that make great leaders

September 1, 2014
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Warren G. Bennis―the crucible moments that make great leaders

Warren Bennis died the end of July 2014, leaving a legacy of work in leadership that has been compared to the importance of the Peter Drucker legacy of work in management.  Many of his books and articles address characteristics of leaders across generations, including this September 2002 Harvard Business Review article on the Crucibles of…

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Business obligations to stakeholders

September 1, 2014
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Business obligations to stakeholders

Corporate social responsibility, according to Nancy Koehn of the Harvard Business School, is not a recent discussion.  Several examples in this film, illustrate early roots of the concept that are intricately tied to the business founders:  Josiah Wedgewood, Henry Heinz, and Estée Lauder.  In each of the cases presented, the leader brought the vision, communicated…

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Family business over time–The Stroh Brewing Company

August 4, 2014
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Family business over time–The Stroh Brewing Company

Succession planning plays a significant role in family business sustainability.  In this video clip, Kerry Dolan of Forbes Magazine explains the demise of the family-run Stroh Brewing Company.  She observed that after several generations, family businesses often fail.  In the case of Stroh’s, the fourth generation Chairman, Peter Stroh, ushered in the eventual sale of…

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RBV expert expounds on the big picture of strategy

February 10, 2014
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RBV expert expounds on the big picture of strategy

Author, Richard Rumelt, known first for his early work on the Resource-Based View of the firm, presents an easily-consumed book of his view of strategy that is based upon his research and years of consulting experience with a full gambit of companies. Good strategy starts with a clearly focused understanding of the major challenges the…

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Focus―high performance and fulfillment

November 1, 2013
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Focus―high performance and fulfillment

Author Daniel Goleman is known as the author of the 1995 book on Emotional Intelligence, a work that changed how managers look at IQ scores and their significance to performance.  In this new book, Goleman suggests that attention is the secret to performance and fulfillment.  His work uses empirical research and observation to conclude that…

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Management across the generations―the arrival of the Millennials

October 1, 2013
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Management across the generations―the arrival of the Millennials

Authors Karsh and Templin, both working at JB Training Solutions, offer a guideline for generational management, oriented toward the Millennial generation.  This timely book provides interesting insights into the differences that drive each generation, with suggested action approaches for bridging the understanding. The four groups addressed (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials) find themselves…

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Washington Post under Bezos’ tutelage

September 1, 2013
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Washington Post under Bezos’ tutelage

Jeffrey Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, agreed in August to purchase the Washington Post newspaper from the Graham family, which had owned the paper since 1933. In early September, Bezos met with the newsroom employees for two days to discuss the business and editorial plans he has for the company, once the deal closes…

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Leadership Development―Case Studies, Videos and Teaching Notes

September 1, 2013
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Leadership Development―Case Studies, Videos and Teaching Notes

This rich selection of materials is available to academic educators, at no cost, upon validation of subscriber academic credentials.  Items include video case vignettes, capstone perspective videos, and accompanying teaching notes.  The subjects cover strategic management leadership issues that managers face in their careers and include videos of practicing managers of well-known companies. Source:  Adapted…

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