Manifestos tagged with Leadership


Why You Don’t Need VC to Build a Billion Dollar Business
Dec. 27, 2018 - By: Dileep Rao, Ph.D.
“Silicon Valley venture capital is like a very successful lottery. […] For entrepreneurs who want to reduce the role of luck in their success and improve their odds, here are six reasons why you don’t need VC to build a billion-dollar business.”
The Teamwork Imperative
Dec. 27, 2018 - By: Simon Mac Rory
“Over 90 percent of what we do in our work lives happens through collaborative effort. That makes teams and teamwork the most important means of output and productivity in the organization. So you would think that organizations would treat team performance as a strategic imperative, but most do not, preferring to muddle on with poorly performing teams and accepting mediocrity.”
The Silent Killer of Founder Owned Businesses
Dec. 27, 2018 - By: D. Scot Hunsaker
“A recent Wall Street Journal/Vistage poll showed that half of all business owners say that they have a succession plan, but only 25 percent have actually put pen to paper and written it down. I would contend that if you haven’t written down your succession plan you don’t really have one. It doesn’t have to be this way.”
One Room, One Team, Different Purposes
Dec. 27, 2018 - By: Carlos Valdes-Dapena
“We preach collaboration, talk and train teamwork, but all the while organizations are optimized to manage, foster and reward individual effort. Collaboration is second- or third-nature for a large majority of us and this predisposes us to consistently revert to our more selfish ways, especially where we’re rewarded and recognized to do so.”
Erasing Institutional Bias: Structural Change, Starting with You
Nov. 14, 2018 - By: Tiffany Jana & Ashley Diaz Mejias
“In our work with organizations, we have found that erasing institutional bias is a difficult task. When bias is operating at a systems level, it can seem impossible to change. But with humility, patience, and some tools, change is possible.”
Defy Ordinary, Exploit Imperfection, and Captivate your Customers
Nov. 14, 2018 - By: Stan Phelps & David Rendall
“As we look at what successful companies are doing, it’s natural to emulate them. This has even been institutionalized in the process of benchmarking. … The problem is that when everyone in an industry starts copying the leaders, then, over time, the entire industry starts to look the same, feel the same, and sound the same. There are no differences. Nothing distinguishes one brand from another.”
Why We Must Evolve, or Die
Nov. 14, 2018 - By: Tom Triumph
“It really comes down to a decision. You either ride things out, fight for the status quo and hope the changes you’re sensing are going to slow (they won’t), or you think about where the world is headed and change to get yourself there. The journey is difficult, but the direction is clear. Evolve or die.”
Leadership On Day One
Oct. 10, 2018 - By: Drew Dudley
“I’ve studied leadership my entire adult life, and I firmly believe there is no shortage of leadership on this planet. However, we are systematically ignoring a huge percentage of the leadership that surrounds us each day because we have chosen to define it too narrowly.”
Don’t Stress: When Doing and Spending Less Can Help Your Business Get Ahead
Oct. 10, 2018 - By: Stephen Wunker & Jennifer Luo Law
“Innovation doesn’t always have to be more—more flavors, more horsepower, more memory space, more bells and whistles. New solutions can excel in their simplicity, earning customer love and saving money along the way—and, yes, that is just as deserving of being called 'innovative' as a new blockchain game or genetic therapy.”
The Forgotten Diversity Group: Ambitious Women Who Want to Lean “In-Between”
Oct. 10, 2018 - By: Kathryn Sollmann
“Diversity and inclusion is a hot topic on corporate agendas these days, but despite the best efforts of employers, a large group of women are feeling left out. When it comes to leadership training, employers are still pressuring women to conform to one profile of an ambitious and successful woman.”



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