Leadership is the ability to influence change, and not a question of position in a hierarchy. To drive strategy, create value. To build connections across silos and bring people with shared purpose together.   A shared purpose leadership style transforms it...
Get ready for big digital transformation 3.2 billion people are now online, and they are already spending more time there than watching TV. They are making and watching videos about products they like – and tweeting vigorously about customer service that...
Quest: Leading Global Transformations By Professor Anand Narasimhan with Jean-Louis Barsoux This book identifies and addresses the seven transformation journeys that are reshaping corporations today.It integrates and builds on the collective experience and learning of IMD's professors, who work directly with...
You have to be known for high integrity – doing what you say, saying what you mean," emphasized HP Chairman, President, & CEO Meg Whitman. During her View From The Top talk at Stanford GSB, Whitman shared leadership lessons and...
Innovation and creativity In this engaging presentation of the eight essentials of innovation performance, McKinsey principal Nathan Marston explains why innovation is increasingly important to driving corporate growth. Taken together, these form an essential operating system for innovation within a company’s...
Defining Moments: What Every Leader Should Know About Balancing Life Reaching a level of total balance requires more than just dividing your time among the many roles you play in your professional and personal lives -- business leader, father, husband,...
“Try and fail, but don’t fail to try,” emphasized Vinod Khosla during the Roanak Desai Memorial View From The Top talk. Khosla, the founder of Sun Microsystems and Khosla Ventures, also discussed the importance of having a belief system and...
  Collaboration is permeating all aspects of business. Innovators and top performers expect a culture of collaborative engagement. And if they don’t see it in their first encounter with the company (during the hiring process), they might mistakenly assume that collaboration does not...
Pamela Slim explores where we can find career security in a world pulsing with external chaos. She shares experiences from her two decades working as a career coach, and provides hope and optimism for our ability to create powerful,...
   In today’s business environment, nine out of every ten enterprises have shared services and 97 percent manage outsourcing relationships. However, the majority have yet to benefit from combining shared services and outsourcing into one integrated global business services framework. Hfs...
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