Tag Archives: corporate

When “nice” makes corporate leadership harder:HBR on collaborative leadership vs. cooperative leadership

Ron Ashkenas (Schaffer Consulting) has some solid wisdom for leaders who want to try the sometimes challenging collaborative leadership approach in this HBR article. “Everyone seems to agree that collaboration across functions is critical for major projects and initiatives. The reality, however, is that meshing the skills and resources of different departments, each focused on […]

Leadership Optimism Meeting Reality: Can Corporate Leaders Face the Truth about the Cost of Profit?

The United Nations released a groundbreaking report that demonstrates that no industry could report a profit if they accounted for the cost of environmental damage. The report comes amid growing concern that no one is made to pay for most of the use, loss and damage of the environment, which is reaching crisis proportions in […]

“You are all too comfortable to be dreaming”:@IbukunAwosika to young #leaders

In CSRwire (the Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire) this week, David Wilcox opens his article about “real” sustainability with a quote from Ibukun Awosika, founder of the Chair Center, to an audience of young women at Harvard Business School: “You are all too comfortable to be dreaming” of sustainable solutions. It’s a poignant comment — a […]

Jack Hassard: Why Bill Gates Defends the Common Core

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
We have long known on this site that Bill Gates’  foundation underwrote every aspect of the Common Core standards. Mercedes Schneider has documented nearly $200 million in grants specifically for the writing, evaluation, review, implementation, and advocacy for the Common Core standards. Jack Hassard, a retired professor of…

Training Phobia: How Shortsighted Managers Let their Fears Limit Innovation

Ironically, some leadership trainings can produce bad management. If a leader learns that his authentic values are the core of good vision for the company, and doesn’t examine his values or have the courage to challenge himself, the result just might be this Dilbert cartoon! Arguably, bad leadership and bad management go hand in hand, […]

“Leaders Donʻt Matter”

Thatʻs according to Gautam Mukundaʻs intriguing Harvard Business Review blog. He adds the codicil “most of the time” to his title. He argues that external constraints, internal constraints, and leader selection systems create a pool of leaders who are similar, and therefore, largely replaceable, in todayʻs corporate culture. Interesting… He riffs on popular leadership theories […]

Michael Malone: Shapeshifter Leadership in the Virtual Economy

Technology journalist Michael Malone releases his new book this week, The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory. It sometimes takes the profoundly interdisciplinary journalistʻs mind to tap into science in a way that challenges our ideas of who we are. Take his 2009 book, The Future Arrived Yesterday: The Rise of […]