By Bill George
Published Oct. 15, 2009 - “In the summer of 2008, Lehman Brothers and AIG were renowned power-players and titans of finance.
They were innovative, profitable… nearly untouchable. Now, they are insolvent.
These are just two in a long line of now-clichéd Wall Street stories: successful company—under pressure to earn bigger profits faster—succumbs to appeal of short-te
By David Kord Murray
Published Oct. 15, 2009 - "... As I go out into the world and teach people about creative thought, I’m often asked by managers 'how to' apply this in an organization. They want me to talk about 'corporate creativity' and 'innovation management' and at first blush, to me, 'corporate creativity' seems like a [George] Carlinesque oxymoron. It seems like two words that
By Hunter Lewis
Published Oct. 15, 2009 - "Most of us would agree that the principal difference between children and real adults is that the latter look ahead, consider consequences, act responsibly and sustainably. Sustainability is not, however, just the essence of maturity. It is also the essence of morality.[...]Whether one looks at our ailing planet,
By Jeanne Bliss
Published Oct. 15, 2009 - “How you apologize is your humanity litmus test. Let’s face it, at some point; your business will suffer a failure that disappoints customers. How your company reacts, explains, removes the pain, and takes accountability for actions signals how you think about customers, and the collective heart of your organizati
By Nancy Ancowitz
Published Oct. 14, 2009 - “Introverts. The world needs us, can't live without us, and often doesn't quite get us. However, we persist, mostly behind the scenes, quietly contributing to society—writing, creating, designing, researching, solving problems, and digging for treasures ancient and new. Are you one of us?
If you're more of a
By Susan Scott
Published Oct. 14, 2009 - "There is a bold, compelling line between leadership and 'fierce' leadership. Wherever you are in
the world, I hope you’ll join the thousands of leaders who are crossing the line.
Fierce Lead•er•ship [feers lee-der-ship]
1. A fast-acting anti-venom to the business-as-usual mode of high