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Corporate Leadership

Overcoming Cultural Differences in Japanese-American Offices (Part 1)

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 12.23.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

In the global community we live in today, it's becoming more and more common for multinational companies to put down roots in foreign countries where ...

Overcoming Cultural Differences in Japanese-American Offices (Part 2)

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

In my previous post, we began exploring some cultural differences between Japanese and Americans that tend to cause tension in the workplace. This we...

Authentic Leadership Means Being Real

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 11.26.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

Many people don't realize it, but a big part of true leadership is the ability and willingness to identify, accept and share yourself as a whole person - not just someone who works perfectly in an office.

How to Find an Inspiring Role Model

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

As women in the work place, we are often encouraged to look around for role models that exemplify the characteristics and qualities we wish to cultiva...

Scared to Ask for What You Need at Work?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 10.23.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

As corporate employees with an eye toward the executive office, we tend to encounter moments in our career that require us to ask for what we want. Wh...

Corporate Environmental Leadership: The Courage to Innovate

Margo T. Oge | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Margo T. Oge

Environmental regulations today have cleaned up everything from fish in mountain streams to fumes from urban smokestacks--and the air, land and water ...

When Principled Leaders Ignore Principles, America Suffers

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

In the annals of history -- in our country and the world -- there are lots of examples of the majority doing wrong while leaders went along or did nothing. We are at this kind of moral crossroads in American politics.

New Leadership Choices: Are You the Leader This Moment Requires?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

The future of work calls for an overhaul of business and work design. Each company's needs are different, but the overall trend is moving away from 20th-century hierarchies to a wirearchy -- leveraging the power of networks and communities to organize work and responsibilities.

5 Signs You're Not a Good Leader: What You Can Do About It Now

Greer Wignall | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
Greer Wignall

Far too many managers in business these days send an email and think that's the end of their involvement in the matter. Not so, my friend.

CVS: A Prescription to Do the Right Thing

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

CVS is a notable exception and, hopefully, a tipping point in moving companies from being profit-driven to profit-and-purpose-driven.

Seeking Better Returns: Staying True to 'Corporate Character' Means Realizing That Trust Is Not Transactional

Dov Seidman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Dov Seidman

We are moving deeper into an era when consumers have unprecedented visibility into shop floors and board rooms, and that gives new relevance to a time-honored truth: Trust is not transactional.

The Emperor Has No Privacy: 5 Essential Leadership Traits for the New Transparency Era

Chuck Runyon | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
Chuck Runyon

As with all technology, there's no putting the toothpaste back in the tube. So as a corporate leader, how should you navigate the challenges of this new "naked" era?

Bowlers for Bankers? Don't Import Failed UK Governance Cliches

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon is just the lastest to be ensnarled by the annual "separate the roles" campaign -- independent of lack of evidence these arrangements improve governance.

'Fiscal Drift' and the Need for a Rising 'C-Level'

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 03.09.2013 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

It is time we un-blurred the lines between government and business. If human rights and the ideal of equality and justice for all is the chief mandate of good government, it cannot allow the influence of industrial chiefs to favor their economic interests.

About Leadership: Four Points

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

How many speeches have we all listened to wondering what the point is that the speaker is trying to make? How many times have we seen a chairman unable to draw together the threads of the discussion in a meeting? All too many, I suspect.

Why You Shouldn't Lead Like a Politician

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 01.05.2013 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

In today's business environment, where innovation, motivation and productivity are more needed than ever, this style of leadership is rapidly losing favor. Not for any "soft" reasons, but because it simply isn't effective at driving business growth.

Corporate Culture Matters: Is Yours Good, Bad, or Ugly?

Meredith Haberfeld | Posted 07.19.2012 | Business
Meredith Haberfeld

In the work environment, culture improves. This is nearly universal, whether the company's culture is innovation oriented, results oriented, or any other orientation.

One Task These CEOs Refuse to Delegate

Melody Stevens | Posted 09.01.2012 | Small Business
Melody Stevens

I'm constantly seeking ways to help business owners and corporate leaders free themselves of certain day-to-day duties so they can grow their companies. Hence, delegation and having great teamwork are crucial.

About Leadership: Building Best Teams

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 05.23.2012 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

In our Building Best Teams course, we all realized that we needed to learn, or re-learn, the language we used in talking to others in our team, in giving feedback to colleagues, and, when asked, to our boss.

International Corporate Philanthropy Day: Corporate CEOs as Catalysts for Social Change

Margaret Coady | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Margaret Coady

CEOs of the largest companies in the world are well-positioned to be significant catalysts for positive social change. Unfortunately, doing so has traditionally not been a part of a corporate CEO's job description.

How To Change The Thinking In Your Organization

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Morty Lefkoe

In most companies, hardly a day goes by that some employees don't observe something and then reach a conclusion that negatively affects their behavior from then on.

About Leadership: Experience Counts

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

I think that today we undervalue experience. Perhaps not in the go-go businesses of Silicon Valley, where there is precious little experience available. But in the mature businesses -- oil, chemicals, minerals, etc.

How To Be a Significantly Better Business Leader in Just One Day

Les McKeown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les McKeown

Here are the seven most impactful short-term actions which, when taken together, will significantly improve your leadership in just one day.

Solving the Rubik's Cube of Organizational Structure

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Dysfunctional or outdated organizational designs can make it difficult for managers to operate effectively. Here are some steps that managers can take towards simplifying their own structure.

Can A Big Company Innovate Like A Start-Up?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Start-up employees have a different psychology and motivation than those in established firms. Joining (or founding) a start-up is an act of faith -- the conviction that an idea eventually can become a sustained commercial success.