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LEADERSHIP IS A DIALOGUE BETWEEN TWO CHAIRS

The command-and-control approach to management has in recent years become less and less viable. Globalization, new technologies, and changes in how companies create value and interact with customers have sharply reduced the efficacy of a purely directive, top-down model of leadership. What will take the place of that model? Part of the answer lies in how leaders manage communication within ...

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Betting The Future Of A B-School On The Future

After all, an impartial observer wouldn’t even call this a David vs. Goliath match. The school significantly trails its rivals in every ranking of MBA education. Its endowment is well under $100 million, a mere fraction of Harvard’s $2.8 billion. Less than one in ten alums donate money to the school in any given year, about a third of the ...

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HOW CEO OF M.BENZ LEARN LEADERSHIP LESSONS

Mercedes-Benz CEO Steve Cannon Steers Luxury To Attainable, Connected New Paths Steve Cannon, newly minted CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, got his leadership skills from his time spent in fatigues. Though you won’t find him telling staff to drop and give him 20, he is leading a charge into new tech territory and looking for a few good Gen Y customers ...

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BUSINESS LEADERS SHOULD GET CONNECTED TO POLITICAL LEADER

IN A grey building on a busy roundabout in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, Aliko Dangote deals in everything from cement and sugar to pasta and prayer mats. His ascent did not follow the usual path of the Nigerian mega-rich who feed at the oil trough. A decade ago he took over several failing state enterprises and made them profitable. His ...

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What 5 Things The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

  Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. Your supply of willpower is fresh after a good night’s sleep. That makes it possible to turn personal priorities like exercise or strategic thinking into reality. But if you’ve got big goals–and a chaotic a.m. schedule–how can ...

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FORGET CRICKET, EVEN HE PUT HIS OWN CAREER AT RISK

One should be a performer and demonstrate the same to our team. Performance is itself the most effective communication. Leader has to be humble in a way and consider himself part and parcel of the team and not above the team. Give genuine respect and trust to the team members. Allow them to experiment and take risk. In case of ...

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Lady Gaga’ is searched 151,000,000 times a month.”

Lady Gaga Poker Face She causes controversy, her music is might not be your cup of tea but it is certain that you will be familiar with the girl from the Lower East Side of New York who in a few short years transformed herself from Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta into one of the world’s best-known musical performers Who we ...

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LEADERS NEED WISDOM OR MORE INTELLIGENCE

Edie Weiner: I actually think that the women who are the most successful in rising to executive ranks and then ultimately being able to populate boards are women who know how to be wise.  And there’s a big difference between being smart and being wise, and also being intelligent, frankly. Smart is the ability to learn a lot of things and then ...

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MISSIONS AND METRICS

There is an old Zen story about a man riding a horse, galloping frantically down a path. His friend, who is sitting by the side of the road, calls out “Where are you going?” The man replies: “I don’t know. Ask the horse!” When we build our tools, we often depend on metrics to guide our development. We keep graphs of ...

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MUSIC + SPIRITUAL = Performance of A.R.RAHMAN

Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has lent support to a new spiritual album “Ik Onkar”, launched under new music label Asli Music. The album features the complete Japji Sahib, the first sacred composition found in the main Sikh holy scripture. It has been sung by upcoming singer Harshdeep Kaur, who recently topped the charts with her song “Katiya karun” for the ...

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