Whether operating in retail, banking, grocery or other industries, the health of today's companies relies more than ever before on creating a reciprocating network of shared value for all stakeholders.
Because a truly successful venture is rarely a one-person show, your ability to get the right people on your team -- and doing their best work -- is possibly the most critical, and often overlooked, skill an entrepreneur can have.
In my work as an executive coach to help others build vision, voice, and followership -- one of the biggest steps you can take for your career and life is to take the baby steps towards seeing yourself as "an owner."
Tracking your employees' keystrokes and their visits to websites is not leadership. But when you're honest and human and forthright with people, that is leadership. Here are more things that do not constitute leadership in any way, shape or form.
Gautam Mukunda is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and the author of Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter, a book which analyzes how and when historic and modern leaders make a difference.
Part of a leader's job is to help employees connect to and relate to that value so that the company's mission becomes part of their own dream. Without that connection, employees will, at best, go through the motions.
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.
Once others see that the CFO challenges the status quo in an effective manner by working through the current management and executive processes, others will appreciate what a high impact and important job it is.
We know that power lies in depth, and that from the depths of our presence, we can affect each other and thus our world. An integral framework includes five distinct elements that organize a more balanced and comprehensive approach to leadership.