IN AN IBM global survey of CEOs, the overwhelming consensus was that more than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision, successfully navigating an increasing complex world will require creativity. In a world where we must adapt or die, we need creative solutions. In struggling to generate a sufficient number of creative ideas, we typically
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Guest post by Janet Britcher: Entrepreneurship: ExploringWhen professionals demonstrate excellence in their chosen field, they are often promoted to leadership, leaving behind their foundational expertise and for some, their first love. Some scientists give up the joys of the lab, some physicians the satisfaction of clinical work with patients, some cooks give up the creativity
Negotiation is a skill that almost everyone uses in their daily lives. For leaders, negotiation is critical to move a business forward and achieve significant profit growth. Negotiations are not only with vendors and customers but also occur internally with employees, regarding promotions, raises, time off, and project assignments. What types of negotiators are there?
Guest post by Jamie Anderson and Gabor George: Truly creative leaders tap ideas from all ranks, and are typically skillful at fostering innovation. They are open to diverse perspectives, and willing to take risks. These leadership characteristics can be further enhanced by humor. In the words of IDEO founder and CEO Dave Kelly, “If you go
Before anyone should determine if he should pursue a position of leadership, he should introspectively, objectively, examine, if he has, what it takes, to be a meaningfulful, effective leader! While professionally designed, leadership training programs, might help an organization, determine those candidates, who, possibly, have the best potential, and then instill, the skills, assets, and
IN THE WESTERN WORLD, we often do not have an accurate picture of Africa as a growing marketplace. We frequently imagine a continent of villages and stories of corruption and violence dominate our perspective. Authors Acha Leke, Mutsa Chironga and Georges Desvaux of McKinsey and Company, take a different view in Africa’s Business Revolution. They