"The pitfalls of leadership spring from within," warns Dan Rockwell (photo, left) in a post at his blog. "Dangers that emerge from within are more perilous than dangers that attack from without."
"Making mistakes is a great way to learn tough lessons, but can be costly in terms of time and resources." "Instead, take this wisdom from someone who's been there."
According to Helen Rothberg (photo, left), "Over the past 25 years, I've coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg's, Monsanto, SoCalGas, Newark City Government, The United Way, IBM, and AT&T. I've been in board rooms with people fretting about decreases in market share, swirling about regulatory agencies, and agonizing […]
"Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos released his annual letter to shareholders on Wednesday. It's a must-read missive filled with pearls of management philosophy and leadership lessons from the guy who created a $430 billion juggernaut." Read more . . . Also see: Here Are Some Lessons Businesses Can Learn from the United Airlines Fiasco Introduction to […]
See on Scoop.it – Business in Action, Online Magazine Supplement A new study sheds some light on what your boss's John Hancock might say about his personality. The findings, released by the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, indicate that for CEOs, the bigger the signature, the bigger the ego, and the […]
"It's not every day you'll see CEOs getting their hands dirty, working side by side with the rank-an-file. But for four years, the CBS show "Undercover Boss" has given viewers that chance, showing 60 top executives doing regular jobs, from flipping hamburgers to installing alarm systems. The show, however, has attracted its fair share of […]
Here are 13 ways of knowing whether you’re a poor manager: People are afraid of you. In some workplaces, managers are feared even by employees who don’t know them — because their reputations precede them. If this is you, there’s a high probability that you aren't good: no ifs, ands, or buts about it. . […]
Booz & Co. just came out with its annual ranking of the world's 1000 biggest R&D spenders, which includes a survey of more than 700 senior R&D executives asking them what companies are the most innovative in the world. Only two of those voted most innovative were among the top ten spenders on research last year. […]
Southwest is one of the most admired companies in the country, respected in an industry that's better known for delayed flights and bad customer servicethan a great corporate culture. Not to mention the fact that it's remained profitable in a sector that rarely is. One of the reasons for that is its founder, Herb Kelleher, […]
Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen is best known for introducing the theory of disruptive innovation, which Steve Jobs and other visionaries have used to map out successful strategies for their businesses. We spoke with Christensen a few weeks ago about his new book, "How Will You Measure Your Life," which looks at how we […]