The Most Important Leadership Competencies
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The Most Important Leadership Competencies

Harvard Business Review poses the question “What makes an effective leader?” and attempts to answer it based on the findings of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global organizations.  Author of the article, Leadership development consultant and organizational scientist Dr. Sunnie Giles, outlines 5 main themes as taken from the top 10…

What Is Disruptive Innovation?
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What Is Disruptive Innovation?

Disruptive innovation has been praised by entrepreneurial and large, well-established organizations alike, including Intel and Salesforce.com. But According to Harvard Business Review, the theory increasingly stands in danger of becoming the victim of its own success. This, being due to the fact that it’s generally misunderstood and its basic tenets frequently misapplied. As it happens, many…

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation
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How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

At a recent strategy meeting with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up almost 30 times in just 1.5 hours. As most business leaders believe, a strong organizational culture is crucial to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magical force that can’t be controlled. As such, most executives manage it using pure intuition. By…

Reinventing Performance Management
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Reinventing Performance Management

Any company worth its salt should be aware of the possibility that their current process for evaluating the work of people is increasingly out of step with their main objectives. This is precisely why Deloitte is one such company that’s redesigning their performance management system. They are dead set on developing something squarely focused on fueling performance…

Why Organizations Don’t Learn
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Why Organizations Don’t Learn

As any person in leadership will tell you, they believe that in order to stay competitive, their organizations must be continuously learning and improving on a daily basis.  However, even those companies esteemed for their commitment to continuous improvement (Toyota for example), are finding it difficult to practice what they preach. HBR examines in detail, why organizations don’t learn…..