Conventional wisdom tells us that leaders are the men and women who stand up, speak out, give orders, make plans and are generally the most dominant, outgoing people in a group.

But that is not always the case, according to new research on leadership and group dynamics from Wharton management professor Adam Grant and two colleagues, who challenge the assumption that the most effective leaders are extraverts.

How do creative people come up with great ideas?

Organisational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world.
In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure.
“The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

Marcia W. Blenko, Michael C. Mankins and Paul Rogers of Bain Consulting contest that many companies struggle to make and execute key decisions. Bain’s Decision Insights series describes a five-step process that can boost your organization’s decision effectiveness and improve its performance….

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