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Contributor: Editorial Staff
Posted: 11/14/2017
alignment
What does in mean for a company to be in “total alignment”?Riaz Khadem, author of Total Alignment, says it means everyone in the company is highly competent in actions that directly support the strategy of the organization; the strategy supports the shared vision; the shared vision delivers the organization’s purpose; and that purpose is... Full Content »
Contributor: Jamie Nichol
Posted: 11/06/2017
culture
Company culture is not just about providing perks like ping pong tables and team happy hours. While these perks can certainly be present in a high-performance culture, they do not alone represent company culture.So, what is company culture?Simply put, company culture is the set of behaviors that determine how things get done at your... Full Content »
Contributor: Robert Swaim, Ph.D.
Posted: 10/09/2017
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... Full Content »
Contributor: Marshall Goldsmith
Posted: 10/03/2017
Marshall Goldsmith
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... Full Content »
Contributor: Bruce Rosenstein
Posted: 09/26/2017
worldview
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... Full Content »
Contributor: Frances Hesselbein
Posted: 09/19/2017
Frances Hesselbein ted talk
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... Full Content »
Contributor: Sydney Finkelstein
Posted: 08/28/2017
nice boss
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... Full Content »
Contributor: Marshall Goldsmith
Posted: 08/24/2017
start
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... Full Content »
Contributor: Marshall Goldsmith
Posted: 08/08/2017
leadership
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... Full Content »
Contributor: Management Matters
Posted: 08/07/2017
arrows
Editor's Note:The concept of opposites is well known to historians, fiction writers and savvy marketers.But it's not well known to many best described as “long on schooling but short on education.”Said Harvard's Ted Levitt: "The prevalence of competing opposites is a persistent theme in the history of mankind; Othello had Iago, Jefferson had... Full Content »
Contributor: William Cohen, Ph.D.
Posted: 07/31/2017
think
Peter F. Drucker, author, consultant and founder of modern management, wrote that the purpose of strategy is to enable an organization to achieve its desired results in an unpredictable environment. Contrary to what "everybody knows," strategy is not about achieving results in a known and foreseeable environment, but in an environment that is... Full Content »
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