Tag Archive | "leadership"

How star women build portable skills

Research has shown that star performers often falter when they move to new companies. Further analysis reveals that’s true primarily of men. The research showed that male analysts built up greater firm and team-specific human capital, investing more in the internal networks and unique capabilities and resources of the firms where they worked. In contrast […]

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“The CEO’s role in leading transformation”: The CEO helps a transformation succeed by communicating its significance, modeling the desired changes, building a strong top team, and getting personally involved

This is a first class article with some good practical tips you can follow. Authors, Carolyn B. Aiken and Scott P. Keller identify four key functions that collectively define a successful role for the CEO in a transformation: 1.    Making the transformation meaningful. People will go to extraordinary lengths for causes they believe in, and […]

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Leading for the Next Act: Why CEOs Must Evolve or Step Aside

The secret to long-term CEO success, according to David Nadler, is conceiving of a CEO’s tenure as a performance with a series of distinct acts. “Each act requires the CEO to lead, think and behave in fundamentally different ways. The successful ones are those who are able to make the transitions,” says Nadler, a consultant […]

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Building a Leadership Pipeline: Developing a Sustainable Supply of Leaders Ready to Execute Your Strategy—Now and in the Future

From the CEO down—how many of your senior leaders will leave by 2010? If you answer more than half, you’re not alone. According to a recent study, 50 percent of all companies surveyed believed that more than half of their senior leaders would leave in the next 5 years. Who will assume these leaders’ roles? […]

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Layoffs. Downsizing. Rightsizing. Job cuts. Separations. Terminations. Workforce reductions. Off-shoring. Outsourcing. Cutting Jobs as Corporate Strategy?

From Knowledge@Wharton: When Circuit City in 2007 that it was laying off 3,400 workers so it could rehire new ones at lower salaries, it raised the question of just what strategic benefits the company — or any company — expects to achieve through employee downsizing. Clearly these benefits depend on the underlying strength of the […]

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Bridging Your Goals with Their Goals: A ‘Context-driven Approach to Leadership’

While changing jobs and shifting careers is hardly unusual in today’s business world, Russ Palmer is somewhat unique in that he has been the leader of three very different organisations over the past several decades. He was CEO of Touche Ross (now Deloitte & Touche) for 10 years, dean of Wharton for seven years, and […]

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