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Leadership can be challenging when you team consists of people of numerous nationalities and on top of it are in different locations all over the world. Devote 2 minutes to watching Anne Edmondson, Harvard Business School professor, outline her ideas on how to succeed:
Geographically dispersed teams offer a lot of benefits – increased efficiency, cost savings, and enables you to choose team members with optimal skills, regardless of where in the world they are. Videoconferencing, intranet and email has already made that way of working an option that’s likely to become even more popular. Actually believe that’s how we will increasingly work in the future.
To make a success of your global team, chose team players with the right characteristics and ensure that you have the best poss...Read More
Ever thought about what management will be like in the future? Former McKinsey director Stefan Heck and director Matt Rogers have. In this short video they discuss what leaders need to know in order to think in new ways about products, services, and technologies.
In the future leaders will need to be aware of things coming from completely new directions. They will have to notice neighbouring industries moving into their industry. Trends will increase to 20 percent per annum change as opposed to 2 – 3 percent at the moment.
Current management model out of date
Many experts are of the opinion that large companies today are run in ways that are seriously out-of-date...Read More
She will take over as CEO of General Motors this month. It’s actually the first time ever that a woman will lead a global automaker. What kind of woman does it take to lead such a male business? Listen to her views on leadership:
The video speaks for itself and shows that she understands not only leadership but the business of making cars. But will that be enough to stop her from having the problems most female leaders in large companies come across? Having to be twice as competent as a man and coping with men trying to get rid of them happens frequently to powerful women.
Do you believe Mary Barra has what it takes to lead General Motors? Is what she outlines in the video the kind of leadership it takes to lead the automaker? Will male colleagues in the male dominated sector respect...Read More
Lately we have witnessed some terrible leadership. Can’t help wondering why some of the worst leaders get followers? Maybe Gareth Jones, London Business School fellow, has the answer? Watch this short Harvard video with him outlining what gives leaders loyal followers:
The current lack of fait in leaders is lamentable. Gareth Jones is absolutely right when he states that “if we lose faith in our political and economic institutions, we are in deep trouble”, and adds that we need great performance from our leaders.
Effective leadership excite people to exceptional performance
His definition applies not only to businesses, but politics, schools, hospitals and all other areas of life.
Leadership has been studied for about 150 years, and according to Gareth Jones, mainly asked the wrong quest...Read More