In the C-suite, the need to develop and implement a plan for leadership succession is one of the most frequently discussed topics. Yet according to this author, the overwhelming majority of companies have done little about it. Executives who think they can wait will learn why implementing a plan right now can save their company — and their job.
While existing research suggests that firms create breakthrough innovations by acquiring external knowledge and applying it to their particular situation, it also underscores the difficulties in doing so. The question for managers is this: Does applying knowledge that has not been created by their organizations enhance or diminish a firm’s performance? Managers whose firms make strategic decisions about their product portfolio will find helpful guidance in this article
A leader cannot create a values-driven culture with rules and mission statements alone. Using techniques such as pre-scripting, rehearsal and peer coaching, leaders can learn to listen and employees can learn to speak. The result is a circle of practice that removes values from the realm of aspiration and positions them squarely within the realm of everyday business. Readers will learn how to create such a circle in this article
Organizations that understand social technologies’ key capability – to enable employees to connect with others to boost job and organizational performance – will realize significant benefits. Thus, organizations need to think strategically about using these technologies to help transform themselves into truly collaborative workplaces. These authors, who were integrally involved in one such exercise, describe how it’s done
The powerful combination of youth, technology and rising consumerism across the globe is creating opportunities – and challenges – for companies looking for their next billion customers. Readers will learn how to connect with those “under 30’s” from these authors, who have written a book on how to do it
The quest for understanding leadership seems perpetual. Against the context of the daily news that is full of leadership failures and lost opportunities, it seems to be an area of mystery rather than understanding. Advances in neuroscience may help us understand the internal mechanisms that enable some people to be effective leaders, and some not. It will help us to know how some people can form effective leadership relationships, and some not. It will also help us to understand why some people
CEOs and their vice presidents of human resources are bombarded with daily requests to buy the latest and greatest in executive education. How do you differentiate the snake charmers from the real deal?