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...
  Big change in an organisation's environment requires big, thoughtful, responses. The bigger the change, the more we need a willingness to reconsider every attribute of an organization's business model. We live in a world of great volatility and surprise, as...
 A lot of leadership skills you learn at home. There is no leadership without a context," says Professor of Leadership Development and Organisational Change Manfred Kets de Vries, referring to his case study on British entrepreneurial businessman Richard Branson,...
Procter & Gamble Chairman, President and CEO David Taylor explains how part of the role of a leader is to create space: "Space for conversation, space for dissension, space for disagreement." Taylor was part of the Distinguished Speaker Series at...
  Left Brain, Right Stuff: How Leaders Make Winning Decisions By Professor Philip Rosenzweig Dozens of books have been published recently on the errors and biases that affect our judgments and choices.Drawing on cognitive science, their lessons are excellent for many kinds...
According to by Richard Verity and Simon Mills, in times of uncertainty, strategic planning must shift from a bureaucratic, linear process to a more targeted approach that is both analytic and creative. Together, the following five pillars of corporate strategic...
Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business, Distinguished Speaker Series: Sam Allen, Chairman and CEO, Deere & Company
Business models are evolving to catch up with the emerging drivers of competition. Leaders must be capable to quickly adapt to new market developments. Success hinges first and foremost on "Thinking-Ahead" strategy and robust execution Because execution plays such a critical role...
Customer in the Center Identify what’s most important to your customers. Seth Godin is right: You want to focus your energy on pleasing your truly rewarding customers. If it’s not clear exactly who they are, make sure you’re spending enough time on...
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