Manifestos tagged with Leadership


5 Things We Think We Know about Strategy—and Why We’re Wrong
June 12, 2019 - By: Edward Morrison, Scott Hutcheson, Elizabeth Nilsen, Janyce Fadden, Nancy Franklin
“Strategic planning has always been an ineffective tool to lead an organization. … The venerable institution of strategic planning is long overdue for at least a major overhaul, if not outright replacement.”
Want to Be a Great Leader? Hit the Pause Button
June 12, 2019 - By: Sara Canaday
“Today’s leaders are being asked to both do more AND think more. Is that even possible? I’m a fan of multi-tasking but this seems unreasonable. Expecting leaders to succeed in the context of a constant act-more, think-more, produce-more world is self-defeating, at best. At worst, it could be disastrous for our projects, for our teams, and for our health.”
Become the Leader You Would Follow
June 12, 2019 - By: Scott Jeffrey Miller
“Leadership isn’t always rewarding. It can feel like a bottomless pit of problem solving and adult-sitting. … It’s okay if you admit that leadership can be hard and unenjoyable, because the benefits of being successful at it can be life-changing.”
Rethinking Execution: The ‘Salsa Scale’ of Embedment
June 12, 2019 - By: Todd M. Warner
“Execution is a challenge in every organization, and “embedment” means different things for different technical outputs. Not every initiative and priority needs to be localized in teams across an organization. Unfortunately, organizational approaches to embedment are so shallow and flawed that they are perpetually vexed by the challenges of getting local people to adopt any new ways of working.”
The Resurrection of the American Dream
May 15, 2019 - By: Craig Hall, with Linden Gross
“The statistics and research are clear—over the course of the last several decades, the number of new startups in the U.S. has been on a steady decline … 75 percent of venture capital in the U.S. goes to only three areas—Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston. This has left much of the United States a wasteland in terms of entrepreneurial activity. And the punches keep on coming.”
How to Green Your Company
May 15, 2019 - By: Gay Browne
“Traditionally, responsibility means looking out for the bottom line, and reporting financial performance to your shareholders if you are a publicly traded company. In today’s world, responsibility is taking on a whole new meaning, including looking out for your employees and the natural environment.”
How to Turn Complexity Into Advantage
May 15, 2019 - By: David Komlos & David Benjamin
“With all the fuss about unprecedented and accelerating complexity, you’ll probably be surprised to hear that today’s standout leaders are solving their organization’s defining challenges … They have upended conventional wisdom and replaced it with a new underlying logic, from which when understood, there’s no turning back.”
The Future of Sales is Radically Transparent—Are you Ready?
May 15, 2019 - By: Todd Caponi
“How can sellers understand technology advancements, adjust, and actually have buyers looking forward to their interactions with sales professionals? How can sellers become no longer a necessary evil, but the key element in an easy, successful, confident decision making process? Transparency.”
A Leader’s Most Powerful Tool: Choosing When to Say No
April 17, 2019 - By: Janelle Bruland
“Isn’t it funny that one of the most important words to say is also one of the hardest? One simple word: no. … Yet, the ability to say ‘no,’ to set boundaries and build a structure that works for us, is one of the most important tools we can add to our arsenals to successfully create our best lives.”
Does Real Leadership Require Spirituality?
April 17, 2019 - By: Hilary Jane Grosskopf
“Have you ever found that in order to make the right decision and move forward, you must often defy the boundaries of structure and logic? An element of spirituality is necessary in order to be a successful leader because leaders must acknowledge that we are all interconnected, that we have limitless potential beyond our control, and that the most important decisions involve empathy. ”



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