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Lessons From Drucker

Cohen

Drucker's 8 Principles of Successful Leadership:

About thirty years ago, I initiated a study called the Combat Leadership Study. I was inspired to find the most challenging scenarios and leaders who were successful in those situations. This included management functions in business and other organizations.   There are many challenging conditions for leadership of course: the hospital room, run-ins with danger in the street, emergencies at sea,... Read more

by: William Cohen, Ph.D.
Published: April 15, 2018
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Cohen

If You Dare the Impossible You Achieve the Extraordinary: What Any CEO Can Learn from Drucker:

Drucker wrote about what could be done under difficult or impossible conditions and that included just about everything. His list of extraordinary leaders started in ancient times.His favorite book on leadership was Xenophon’s Anabasis. Xenophon was a Greek historian. Anabasis was written 2300 years ago. But before he turned to writing history, Xenophon was a Greek general elected by soldiers... Read more

by: William Cohen, Ph.D.
Published: March 10, 2018
Tags: Peter F. Drucker, leadership, inspiration, motivation

Cohen

Four Entrepreneurship Strategies to Build Your Career:

Drucker was both the Father of Modern Management and a high-priced consultant to major corporations billing as much as $10,000 an engagement for a few hours work. He made millions for them and was worth every penny. He used unique strategies to build his own career himself that was quite different from other consultants. Drucker had four basic strategies and used all four. These are not mutually... Read more

by: William Cohen, Ph.D.
Published: February 20, 2018
Tags: entrepreneurship, consulting, marketing, market research, Peter F. Drucker

Cohen

Drucker's 5 Rules for the Ambitious:

It is one thing to be able to contribute to humankind in challenging work, but that ability is worthless if you can’t demonstrate it. Drucker would have said that it is a societal obligation to make it so. That is, for the maximum number of others to know about and to take advantage of your contributions.Drucker learned from his work with General Motors that he could contribute to organizations... Read more

by: William Cohen, Ph.D.
Published: January 17, 2018
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Measurement Driven Management

Paul Niven

The First Law of Creating OKRs :

OKRs have been proven to help overcome many vexing challenges that plague modern organizations.For example, they can: foster teamwork and collaboration, drive engagement through their mix of top-down and bottom-up development, and ensure your focus is fixed squarely on just the things that matter most for your success.But you know what they can’t do? No matter how much you hope and try, OKRs... Read more

by: Paul Niven
Published: April 15, 2018
Tags: measurement, performance measurement, OKR

Paul Niven

5 Keys to Strategy Execution – Where Do You Stack Up?:

Execution is everything. In a recent study (Harvard Business Review, March 2015) it was the number one challenge cited by global CEOs, topping innovation, geopolitical instability, and top-line growth. Little wonder it keeps executives up at night when you consider that at least two-thirds of companies struggle to execute their strategy.If you want to execute, here’s where you must excel:Market... Read more

by: Paul Niven
Published: October 22, 2017
Tags: performance management, performance measurement

Paul Niven

Balanced Scorecard or OKRs: Which Tool Will Help You Execute Strategy?:

In a recent study highlighted in Harvard Business Review, strategy execution was cited as the number one challenge facing global CEOs, topping innovation, geopolitical instability, and top-line growth. Little wonder it keeps executives up at night when you consider that at least two-thirds (and by some estimates a much higher percentage) of companies struggle to execute their strategy.So how do... Read more

by: Paul Niven
Published: September 10, 2017
Tags: measurement, performance measurement, strategic planning, strategy

Paul Niven

What Car Repair Can Teach You About the Balanced Scorecard:

I don’t know if it’s a sudden thirst for knowledge or a classic mid-life crisis, but recently I’ve become very interested in cars. Not just a typical urge characterized by the purchase of a sleek new sports car, but instead I’ve cultivated a desire to learn how cars work.Why do the brakes take us from 60 to zero in a few seconds? How exactly is power delivered from the engine to the four wheels?... Read more

by: Paul Niven
Published: June 25, 2017
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Engaging Leadership

Diane M. Ryan, Ph.D

How To Be Successful vs. How To Be Useful:

Recently I had the distinct privilege to spend two days at the United States Military Academy – the Nation’s premier leader development institution and coincidentally, my former place of employment for the better part of 10 years - with several of the most successful leaders on the planet.Although I retired from the Army last summer and transitioned to the civilian sector, I was grateful to... Read more

by: Diane M. Ryan, Ph.D
Published: March 18, 2018
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Total Alignment

Riaz Khadem

The 4 Roles of Accountability Within Your Company:

The following excerpt is from Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem’s book Total Alignment. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBoundWhen determining accountability within your company, there are two groups that should be held responsible. First, process indicators should be pushed down to the lowest appropriate level.This gives the power to act to the right person, thus empowering all... Read more

by: Riaz Khadem, D.Phil
Published: March 18, 2018
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Riaz Khadem

The 4 Roles of Accountability Within Your Company:

When determining accountability within your company, there are two groups that should be held responsible.First, process indicators should be pushed down to the lowest appropriate level. This gives the power to act to the right person, thus empowering all levels of employees.In many organizations, decisions are made at the wrong level, sometimes several levels removed from the person whose action... Read more

by: Riaz Khadem, D.Phil
Published: October 8, 2017
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Riaz Khadem

The 3 Reports Every Manager Should Use To Identify High-Performers:

The following excerpt originally published on Entrepreneur and is from Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem’s book Total Alignment. The three reports that every manager should use are part of a reporting system first described on our book, One Page Management. They’re ideal for tracking alignment in an organization. Let’s take a closer look at what those three reports can do for you and your teams.The... Read more

by: Riaz Khadem, D.Phil
Published: August 15, 2017
Tags: performance measurement, measurement, leadership, management

Riaz Khadem

5 Principles of Collaboration: Leverage Team Reviews to Drive Performance Across the Organization:

The following excerpt originally published on Entrepreneur and is from Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem’s book Total Alignment.The best results are produced through collaboration, a fundamental requirement for alignment. Collaboration needs to take place both within and outside teams, throughout the organization. In particular, the action planning process requires collaboration.How do you improve... Read more

by: Riaz Khadem, D.Phil
Published: July 31, 2017
Tags: measurement, performance measurement, collaboration, leadership

Insights & Analysis From Gallup

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Does Your Brand Attract Star Employees?:

by Nate Dvorak and Robert Gabsa of Gallup Many star employees are probably ready to leave their companies. Is your business prepared to attract them?Fifty-four percent of Americans say now is a "good time" to find a quality job. This marks the first time a majority has said this since Gallup began tracking the question in 2001. What's more, 51% of U.S. workers overall -- and 60% of millennials... Read more

by: Gallup, Inc
Published: March 18, 2018
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Gallup

Why B2B Leaders Should Rethink the True Cost of Large Accounts:

by Jeff Durr and John FlemingSTORY HIGHLIGHTSLarge B2B accounts do not guarantee strong profitabilityB2B customer engagement is a powerful indicator of future account healthEvaluate resource allocation and account management to maximize big-dollar accountsIn the business-to-business (B2B) world, large accounts typically attract a lot of attention.While winning with big clients can certainly lift... Read more

by: Gallup, Inc
Published: January 28, 2018
Tags: gallup, b2b, b2b sales, sales leadership

The Modern Knowledge Worker

Bruce Rosenstein

The “Deeper Sense of Purpose” of T. George Harris, a Collaborator and Friend of Peter Drucker:

T. George Harris, who died at 89 in 2013, eight years after his longtime friend and collaborator, Peter Drucker, led a colorful, creative and productive life. Harris wrote and edited about many subjects, including civil rights, politics, business, psychology, careers, self-development, health and spirituality. He was born in Kentucky, served in World War II and graduated from Yale. He became a... Read more

by: Bruce Rosenstein
Published: March 17, 2018
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Bruce Rosenstein

28 Peter F. Drucker Quotes to Energize Your Work Week:

Every day I post quotes by Peter Drucker on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. I’ve curated these quotes over many years, and I find them to be inspirational and useful in my work and life. Here are some of my favorites, grouped by topic:Innovation“Effective innovations start small. They are not grandiose. They try to do one specific thing.”“The large organization has to learn to innovate, or it... Read more

by: Bruce Rosenstein
Published: February 25, 2018
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Bruce Rosenstein

How Max De Pree's Career Exemplifies Drucker's Art Of Leadership:

I was saddened recently to learn of the August 8th death, at 92, of Max De Pree, who had an illustrious career as CEO and Chairman of the innovative furniture/design company Herman Miller. Today’s leaders and managers are under pressure to make breakthroughs in creativity and innovation for their organizations. Yet many struggle with this idea, and can’t relate well to creative, innovative people... Read more

by: Bruce Rosenstein
Published: November 5, 2017
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Bruce Rosenstein

Why Drucker On 'The Changing World of the Executive' Was Ahead of Its Time :

Soaring executive pay. The future of health care. Disappearing manufacturing jobs. Information overload.These are all hot button topics today. They were also subjects written about by Peter Drucker during the mid-1970s to early 1980s, as shown in his 1982 book The Changing World of the Executive.While Drucker contributed to many publications on a regular basis, and published a number of... Read more

by: Bruce Rosenstein
Published: September 24, 2017
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The Drucker Perspective

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Make This the Year You Master the Art of Management: Top 5 MMN Stories:

The world is awash with management gurus, leadership books and flimsy articles listing “the top 10 things every executive should know.”The truth is, it was Peter F. Drucker who had formulated the most fundamental principles for effectively running any organization -- be it a corporation, nonprofit, government agency, startup or small business.Countless industry titans have attributed their... Read more

by: Editorial Staff
Published: March 11, 2018
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Ed's Ink: Maximizing Opportunity (Not Profits) Is The Name Of The Game:

Learning is thinking with other people's ideas. New ideas come from creatively imitating ideas derived from the masters of management including Peter F. Drucker, Harvard's Ted Levitt, Marshall Goldsmith, Sydney Finkelstein, Paul Niven, James Champy, Joseph Juran and dozens more.  The trick is to associate, adapt, magnify, minify, substitute and rearrange. Ed's Ink by MMN's editorial staff... Read more

by: Editorial Staff
Published: January 14, 2018
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Marketing Is Innovation:

Innovation means the creation of new value and new satisfaction for the customer. Successful innovating organizations, noted Peter F. Drucker, measure innovations "not by their scientific or technological importance but by what they contribute [in terms of value] to market and customer." Innovation in a business enterprise must be always market-focused. Converting unfulfilled customer needs into... Read more

by: Management Matters
Published: September 24, 2017
Tags: marketing, strategic marketing, innovation, Peter F. Drucker

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Crafting & Executing Strategy: Part 1:

Editor's Note:Corporate planning has evolved over the years. Strategic planning is but one step (albeit an important one) in a series of relatively new tools to help organizations think through what must be done and how to do it.Peter F. Drucker's contributions to making the strategic planning process into a discipline that can be taught, learned, and practiced are without equal. Others have... Read more

by: Editorial Staff
Published: September 6, 2017
Tags: strategy, Peter F. Drucker, performance, strategic planning, vision

Leadership Step by Step

Joshua Spodek

Part 2: Lessons in Leadership from Frances Hesselbein:

This is part 2 of a 5 part series on lessons from the woman Drucker said was the best CEO in American history.Frances Hesselbein, the former CEO of Girl Scouts of America, invited me to her office. The first day I went, I approached the front desk. The security guy was friendly. As he processed my ID he said, “Oh yeah, Frances gets big visitors. Sometimes Generals come in. Four stars, ones from... Read more

by: Joshua Spodek
Published: March 10, 2018
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Joshua Spodek

Lessons in Leadership from Frances Hesselbein -- Part 1:

“To serve is to live.”Frances Hesselbein had the fastest, clearest, most direct, and most meaningful answer of anyone I remember asking her passion. Five minutes into our pre-lunch conversation and she went right to the point.Experience and, I believe, only experience enables people to encapsulate great meaning in a minimum of words. I was immediately struck by the power and meaning in these few... Read more

by: Joshua Spodek
Published: March 10, 2018
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Essential Management for Doers Doubters and Darers

Jim Champy

The Future of Work - A Call to Action:

The question of what work and jobs will look like in the future is very much in the public discourse. It’s surprising, given the unemployment rate in the US has fallen to 4.1%. But big change is ahead.Some jobs are already disappearing. And new jobs are being created in the virtual (see gaming and bitcoin) and digital (see fincom) worlds.I was amused by the older job classifications the Bureau of... Read more

by: Jim Champy
Published: March 10, 2018
Tags: the future of work, labor economy, workforce

Jim Champy

HR Can’t Fix Sexual Harassment. Change Must Come From The Top:

The flood of recent sexual-harassment cases and other forms of bad behavior in corporate settings raises some difficult questions: where was the human resources - HR - organization? Did HR know what was going on and did it try to do something about it?  Isn’t HR supposed to be the guardian of good corporate values and the protector of the people?The unfortunate answer to these questions - with... Read more

by: Jim Champy
Published: December 13, 2017
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Jim Champy

In the Age of The Unicorn Bubble, the Real Value of a Business Matters More Than Ever:

What’s a business worth? Given the outsized valuations of the so-called “unicorns,” the answer may be “who knows.” Is Uber really worth $75 billion? These valuations of privately held companies valued at more than a billion dollars -- and public stock prices that have followed -- may excite, but they raise questions for investors, employees, and founders. Simpler Times It used to be easy to... Read more

by: Jim Champy
Published: September 10, 2017
Tags: startups, business valuation, private companies, value of a company, sell your business

Jim Champy

Despite Technology’s Hype, Business Remains a Human Enterprise:

There is no doubt that technology is playing an extraordinary role in the transformation of business. From Uber to Airbnb, from Amazon to Netflix, business models are dramatically changing. But I worry that our fascination with technology may be distracting us from paying attention to the importance people play in the success and failure of business - even one that is highly digitized.My... Read more

by: Jim Champy
Published: July 26, 2017
Tags: digital age, management, technology

Drucker Today

Robert W. Swaim

8 Reasons Change Efforts Fail & How To Avoid Them :

According to Drucker, people really do not resist change. It is the way changes are introduced in organizations that they often object to. What then are some of the errors that are made when a change effort is introduced which creates resistance and hinders the success of their change efforts?These errors, which are presented in an organizational change context include:Error #1: Not Establishing... Read more

by: Robert Swaim, Ph.D.
Published: February 25, 2018
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Robert W. Swaim

How Your Business Could Become a Better 'Change-Leader':

"This is a new era of opportunity, but only for those who are willing to accept change as an opportunity, not for those who are afraid of it." Peter F. DruckerIn today’s rapidly changing environment, Peter F. Drucker stressed that mangers must be able to anticipate, plan and lead change efforts in their organizations. Managers must also be able to create an organizational environment where change... Read more

by: Robert Swaim, Ph.D.
Published: October 8, 2017
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Robert W. Swaim

How Organizations Can Prepare For Change :

Overcoming resistance to changes is often one of the biggest challenges for continuous improvement practitioners. In the first of a 4-part series on managing change in the enterprise, Dr. Robert Swaim looks at the reasons organizations change and breaks change down in 6 key areas of impact.Why Organizations ChangeOrganizations change for a number of different reasons, so they can either react to... Read more

by: Robert Swaim, Ph.D.
Published: October 8, 2017
Tags: organizational change, evolving your business, Peter F. Drucker

Robert W. Swaim

Peter F. Drucker and The Next Society Part 2: How a New Global Workforce Will Shape Strategy:

Introduction:This article presents Peter F. Drucker’s observations on what he called the “Next Society,” as explained in “Managing in the Next Society,” (2002) and in an earlier book, “Managing in a Time of Great Change” (1995).Drucker referred to the “Next Society” as the major social changes that will surely impact and trickle down to all business strategy. These included; The 4th Information... Read more

by: Robert Swaim, Ph.D.
Published: September 4, 2017
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Things Managers Should Know

Marshall Goldsmith

4 Ways to Manage through Turbulent Times:

[Edited from Lifestorming by Marshall Goldsmith and Alan Weiss]In 1980, Peter Drucker wrote a cutting-edge book called Managing in Turbulent Times. Today, turbulent times are the norm, so we might as well get used to them and get better at dealing with them.Features of today’s turbulent times include:No expectation of privacyImmediate and irretrievable communicationGlobal applications and... Read more

by: Marshall Goldsmith
Published: February 4, 2018
Tags: management, Peter F. Drucker, change leadership, leadership

Marshall Goldsmith

You’re Only as Good as Your Team!:

For the great achiever, it’s all about “me.”For the great leader, it’s all about “them.”Over the years, I have worked with many great leaders as an executive educator and coach. One client, Charlie (not his real name), in particular is still one of my favorites. He is the one who showed the most improvement — and he is the one who I spent the least amount of time with.Charlie was president of a... Read more

by: Marshall Goldsmith
Published: October 1, 2017
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Marshall Goldsmith

Every Leader Has to Start Somewhere! :

Every leader has to start somewhere. This is just the fact of the matter.And, another fact? Not every leader, even some of the greatest leaders of our time, start off with flying colors.Take my good friend Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford. Alan led the epic turnaround of the Ford Motor Company. This incredible story is told in the Wall Street Journal bestseller, American Icon. I highly recommend... Read more

by: Marshall Goldsmith
Published: August 20, 2017
Tags: Ford, Alan Mulally, leadership

Marshall Goldsmith

6 Triggers that Can Make or Break Your Success As a Leader:

What if you could control your environment so it triggered your most desired behavior and steered you toward success?This would mean that instead of blocking us from our goals, the environment would propel us toward them. Sounds ideal, doesn’t it? It also sounds far-fetched. It’s not. To achieve “control” of the environment so it triggers our most desired behavior, we must first clarify the term ... Read more

by: Marshall Goldsmith
Published: August 8, 2017
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Secrets of Superboss Leaders

Sydney Finkelstein

Why It’s Not Always So Good To Be Consistent: Wise Words For Managers:

The award-winning play Hamilton made pretty much every shortlist of the top theatre experiences of the last two years. Sold-out performances continue unabated in New York all the while it has opened to tremendous fanfare in London. Finally, even I felt compelled to see it.  And I… didn’t love it. How could I? After all the hype, no play could have met my out-sized expectations.Lesson? I should... Read more

by: Sydney Finkelstein
Published: January 7, 2018
Tags: management, bosses, leadership

Sydney Finkelstein

How to Create World-Class Talent:

It’s more important for success than strategy, technology and even products. The only way for an organisation to survive and thrive long-term: the ability to generate and regenerate talent on a continual basis.But how? Having spent ten years studying this question, and even more time designing and delivering talent development programs and activities for dozens of companies around the world, I’ve... Read more

by: Sydney Finkelstein
Published: October 1, 2017
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Sydney Finkelstein

The Nice Boss Syndrome :

Everyone wants a nice boss. And if a nice boss is one who respects me and my work, challenges me to get better and wants to see me grow as both a professional and a leader, then I’m for it too. But too many people look at a hard-charging boss and jump to the conclusion that he or she is a tyrant. Here’s what these people don’t get: just because you have a nice boss, doesn’t mean you have a good... Read more

by: Sydney Finkelstein
Published: August 20, 2017
Tags: leadership, management, management best practices, bosses

Sydney Finkelstein

Want To Run More Effective Meetings? Avoid These ‘Meeting Malpractice’ Sins.:

With summer here, our thoughts naturally turn to BBQs, beaches, and vacations. It’s the time of year when you can easily find yourself daydreaming when you should be paying attention. And then, as if in a nightmare, you realize you are seated around a table, listening to people you don’t really want to hear from, people who are saying things you don’t really need to know. Yes, you are in a... Read more

by: Sydney Finkelstein
Published: August 14, 2017
Tags: management, meetings, effective meetings, leadership

Marketing Insights

Josh Steimle

Copycat To Copyright: Marginal Innovations Are More Disruptive Than You Think:

I’m a fan of Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author Clayton Christensen. Christensen’s research has focused on what he terms “disruptive innovation,” or those innovations that target non-consumption with products that are inferior but “good enough” for consumers who previously had nothing at all.Christensen’s model shows how these inferior products are improved to take market... Read more

by: Josh Steimle
Published: October 8, 2017
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Josh Steimle

Marginal Innovations Are More Disruptive Than You Think:

I’m a fan of Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author Clayton Christensen. Christensen’s research focuses on what he terms “disruptive innovation,” or those innovations that target non-consumption with products that are inferior but “good enough” for consumers who previously had nothing at all. Christensen’s model shows how these inferior products are improved to take market... Read more

by: Josh Steimle
Published: August 15, 2017
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Josh Steimle

Finding Insight in a Digital Sea of Information:

For roughly a decade, businesses and governments have been collecting digital information about the world’s citizens; not just names and numbers, but loads of data, Big Data.The IDC (International Data Corporation) predicted that the Big Data industry will experience a 26.4% compound annual growth rate, reaching $41.5 billion by 2018. What this means is that more and more companies and... Read more

by: Josh Steimle
Published: July 25, 2017
Tags: measurement, big data, data, digital age, management, performance measurement

Josh Steimle

As Hong Kong’s Startup Economy Rises, Drucker’s Words on Fostering Innovation Still Ring True:

InvestHK is a government agency tasked with fostering entrepreneurship in Hong Kong. In 2013 it launched a website at StartMeUp.hk along with various programs aimed at providing information and incentives to entrepreneurs considering moving to Hong Kong.Creating this centralized information hub and launching city-backed incubators and accelerators have paid off. In 2016 Hong Kong saw the number... Read more

by: Josh Steimle
Published: July 13, 2017
Tags: marketing, Peter F. Drucker, global economy, startups

My Journey with Peter Drucker

Frances Hesselbein

Leaders Must Always Envision a Bright Future :

This column originally published on Leader To Leader Journal and has been updated for MMN.Occasionally, I casually remark in speeches that I have tattoos on both shoulders. I pause and wait for the audience’s shock to become apparent, and then go on to mention that the tattoos are in invisible ink—you can’t see them, but I know they are there—several of them.Always the first tattoo is the... Read more

by: Frances Hesselbein
Published: September 19, 2017
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Radical Innovation

Sunnie Giles

How Activating A Corporate Brand Kickstarts Radical Innovation:

Co-authored by Torben ValstedWe (Sunnie and Torben) come from different perspectives: Sunnie is an ardent student of radical innovation, and Torben in brands. We combined our expertise to reach a point of confluence for these important topics. A brand can serve as a powerful instrument for companies to generate radical innovation in two ways: to provide constraints that are necessary for... Read more

by: Sunnie Giles, Ph.D.
Published: July 11, 2017
Tags: marketing, creative imitation, innovation

Excelling In A Rapidly Changing World

Andy Andrews

Andy Andrews: 4 Incredibly Effective Influencing Skills Most People Overlook:

The following column was originally published on AndyAndrews.com. IntroductionThere is an enormous misconception in just about every article or book on influence that exists today.Browse through a couple and you’ll quickly notice that they overwhelmingly focus on teaching you the inner workings of the human mind.The promise is clear—learn what makes people tick and you can convince them to do... Read more

by: Andy Andrews
Published: June 6, 2017
Tags: leadership, influence, Andy Andrews, self-management

Insights Advice and Watch Outs

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Be Data Literate Part 1: How Aggregated Data Misleads Management:

This is Part 1 of a series on data literacy for managers. For more, read Part 2.For any manager looking to flex their leadership acumen, he or she must not only be able to read data, but have the ability to detect the forces that skew the accuracy of its results as well. Many journalists are not ever aware of it. Neither is corporate America. National magazines deny its existence. And public... Read more

by: Editorial Staff
Published: May 15, 2017
Tags: data, statistics, analytics, management

Drucker In Practice

Elizabeth Edersheim

The Woman Drucker Said Was the Best CEO in America:

Photo: Wesley MannPeter F. Drucker, the founding father of management, proclaimed Frances Hesselbein “the best CEO in America.” “She could manage any company in America, even General Motors, and do a great job,” Drucker said.That was in 1990. Frances, then CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, was nearly unknown to anyone outside a small circle of people involved in nonprofits.Two months later,... Read more

by: Elizabeth Edersheim, Ph.D.
Published: April 29, 2017
Tags: frances hesselbein, Peter F. Drucker, girl scouts of the usa

Elizabeth Edersheim

A Letter to Mark Zuckerberg About Facebook’s Fake News Problem:

As Facebook confronts criticism about its role in mixing real news and fake news, I envisioned a letter to Mark Zuckerberg.Dear Mark,As Facebook addresses the challenges of your role in the post-truth world, I encourage you to reframe the questions your team appears to be asking. How to do that? Try the Master of Management’s 20th century approach to 21st century problems. Rather than ask “Is... Read more

by: Elizabeth Edersheim, Ph.D.
Published: January 27, 2017
Tags: Peter F. Drucker, mark zuckerberg, facebook, fake news

Elizabeth Edersheim

Jay Hennick on Leading Effectively, Part 2:

Jay Hennick, founder and chairman of FirstService Corporation and chairman and CEO of Colliers International, was also the founding chairman of Mt. Sinai Health System. He’s received the Canadian award for entrepreneur of the year and has been named CEO of the year by Canadian Business magazine. He’s also received multiple honorary doctorate degrees.Jay has run people-based service organizations... Read more

by: Elizabeth Edersheim, Ph.D.
Published: November 11, 2016
Tags: Peter F. Drucker, Jay Hennick, leadership, management

Elizabeth Edersheim

Jay Hennick on Leading Effectively, Part 1 :

Jay Hennick, founder and chairman of FirstService Corporation and chairman and CEO of Colliers International, was also the founding chairman of Mt. Sinai Health System. He’s received the Canadian award for entrepreneur of the year and has been named CEO of the year by Canadian Business magazine. He’s also received multiple honorary doctorate degrees. Hennick attributes his success to his parents... Read more

by: Elizabeth Edersheim, Ph.D.
Published: November 11, 2016
Tags: Jay Hennick, Drucker in Practice, CEO, Interview, leadership

The Effective Executive In Turbulent Times

Jeremy Hunter

Pay Attention! Why Attention Is the Foundation for Self-Management:

Editor's Note: This article, the first in a series of articles/webinars by celebrated Drucker-inspired executive effectiveness expert, Dr. Jeremy Hunter, presents the building blocks of self-management and how they fit together to create mindfulness, that is, self-awareness & self-regulation.Dr. Hunter he shows us why and how focused attention is the key to getting work done. Indeed,... Read more

by: Jeremy Hunter, Ph.D
Published: July 22, 2016
Tags: self-management, attention, mindfulness, performance, productivity, effectiveness

Jeremy Hunter

Tweak the Way You Ask Questions and See Dramatic Results :

Many leaders focus on having the right answers, but what about asking the right questions? Can a question influence an answer? Does our framing of a situation open up possibilities or shut down the situation?Let’s try an experiment. Look at the questions below and see what happens:“How can I prove I’m right?”“How did I get stuck with these idiots?”“Who’s to blame here?”“How can I lose?” (...and... Read more

by: Jeremy Hunter, Ph.D
Published: July 14, 2016
Tags: management, questions

Jeremy Hunter

The Fight for Focus: Successful Strategies to Get Important Things Done:

Focused attention is the basis for effectiveness. Without it, any sort of complex activity is more challenging, if not impossible. In a previous post, I introduced Eleanor, a high-performing executive I worked with at a global aerospace firm. Wrestling with interruption, distraction, and stress, she decided to fight back. Her mission? Everyone on her team structured their time so that “at the end... Read more

by: Jeremy Hunter, Ph.D
Published: July 1, 2016
Tags: focus, productivity, open office, modern workplace