Tag "leadership"

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Leaders often adopt a flawed approach to ‘time’. It is considered an elusive commodity in their packed schedules, and having control over it is seen as a difficult proposition. Time is undoubtedly limited; so, where should the focus lie for unleashing one’s true potential? How can one get beyond citing time crunch as an excuse for faux pas?

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When ego takes a back seat

“Top leaders have been better at getting to the top than actually leading successfully when they get there. We need to move beyond the hero and celebrity leader phenomenon and identify and develop leaders that are going to be excellent when they get to the top.” In an interview with The Smart Manager, John Knights talks about the core idea of his book Leading Beyond The Ego, and explains why adopting a style beyond the traditional is more suitable in a world of continuous transformation.

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Negotiations on the leadership path

According to conventional wisdom, leading people requires vision, charisma, and a palpable self-confidence—but not negotiation skills. Negotiation is for use outside the firm—for instance, in cutting deals with partners, customers, and suppliers. The conventional wisdom is dead wrong.* The skill to negotiate is integral, for without it the path to leadership would be difficult.

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MANAGING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

How can one build a high-performing team? Larry Sternberg and Kim Turnage, co-authors of Managing to Make a Difference, decode five leadership myths that will help managers engage, retain, and develop talent for maximum performance.

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the intangible

In Beyond Performance, the product of a research effort by McKinsey & Company, Scott Keller and Colin Price hold the view that an organization’s health is as crucial an element as its performance. Management guru Gary Hamel referred to this as ‘a new manifesto for thinking about organizations,’ in the foreword to the book.
Organizational health is the sum of a multitude of factors, but company culture is perhaps the most important of it all—strong values, robust management practices, accountability, transparency, equal opportunities, and so on. Morgen Witzel drives home this view, underlining the inextricable link between culture and health.

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advancing women is not a women’s issue, it is a business issue

“Companies with gender-balanced teams have an advantage,” argue Howard J Morgan and Joelle K Jay, The New Advantage.

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contours of leadership

Why is the leadership odyssey a journey filled with great uncertainity? This book unravels the mystery behind this journey and prepares leaders to thrive in an ever complex world.

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what leadership looks like

Stuart Crainer traces the journey of the Haier Group, from hard times to becoming one of the world’s most innovative companies under the stewardship of Zhang Ruimin.

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