Tag Archives: HBR

What Feeds Profitable Innovation? Leadership Grounded in a Celebration Change and Diversity

According to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, the golden age of American innovation was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But it wasn’t a lack of regulations, or a search for stability, or a need to keep people in their traditional places that motivated these changes. It was a visionary drive that grew out of thriving and diverse new communities.

#HBR: The Authenticity Paradox in Leadership

Should you be transparent about your feelings and challenges? Should you be cautious, and strategic in your leadership persona? Such a paradox, in a world that claims to love authentic leadership! Authenticity is a double-edged sword, building trust and breaking it down, depending on how we perform our true selves. According to Hermania Ibarra, in […]

Why lead? #HBR asks the $20,000 #leadership question

One of the most telling questions you can ask someone in any kind of leadership role is what motivates them to be a better leader. The Harvard Business Review wants us to ask the hard questions so we can find real answers to make our leadership better. Motivation is everything. “Those with internal, intrinsic motives […]

Innovative Roadblocks at the New York Times: Best Intentions, Hard Times

What’s challenges your innovative leadership goals? Are you and your organization immune to an ecosystem mindset? John Geraci, who worked at the New York Times from 2013-2015, has a few thoughts about his, according to his article on HBR. “Companies with the organism mindset are too slow to adapt to survive in the modern world. […]

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 […]

ART AND LEADERSHIP: Creative Leadership Begins with Play

Here’s a new twist on work evaluations! Michael O’Malley suggests 12 criteria to judge how much of an artist your fearless leader might be! If  indeed, Every Leader is an Artist, we need to move these challenging criteria into a happier dance to ensure success…  His criteria are: Intent. Do they make an express commitment to achieve certain […]

New Research on an Attitude of #Gratitude and the #Business Bottom Line

Leadership and gratitude are usually linked with an idea that an appreciated follower is a happy one. But recent research indicates that leaders who cultivate gratitude may also have more ability to delay immediate gratification to build sustainable solutions and support a stronger long-term bottom line in business and personal finances. David Destino, in the […]

Daniel Goleman on “What Makes a Leader?” Emotional Intelligence

In a culture that values the head over the heart, the individual over the group, and the leader over the follower, there are a lot of leadership concepts that create a paradoxical feeling, an uncomfortable combination of  good old fashioned common sense and impossibility. For me, “emotional intelligence” has always been one of those. Psychologist […]

How to Get Out and Stay Out of the Leadership Box

Hereʻs a radical idea; innovation isn’t about solving problems — it’s about staying in the “problem space” long enough to see what’s really going on, and then taking action. According to Bart Barthelemy and Candace Dalmagne-Rouge in HBR,“as you start thinking of a solution, you unconsciously begin shutting off possibilities for getting a deeper understanding […]

Missional Business: Balancing Change and Calling in Public, Private and Social Leadership

Originally posted on Rendering Anew:
The cover story in September’s Harvard Business Review is about women in leadership. I figured it would provide some good content for our discussion, but on the way to the article I got sidetracked, or maybe main-tracked, by a relevant article, Triple-Strength Leadership. The article praises leaders who are simultaneously…