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By Zen Master Jun 25 2008

Thought From The Zen Garden: great leadership means giving up the right to resent people

I know this (below) can be read as slightly idealistic and cheesy, but an essential part of leadership is not giving in to personal enmity, or our own personal feelings of having been slighted and so on, and instead acting in a way that is good for the group or organization, and sets an example. It'...
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By esben deven Jun 25 2008

Advice on forgetfulness

Hello, My first post here is for some advice. In my current role I have summer staff of a high range of backgrounds and, for lack of a better term, trustworthiness. It is new for me to have such a large range of people I am partially responsible for. Now my problem I need some advice on is the...
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By Inspector Gadget Jun 24 2008

Larry Bossidy's Seven Essential Leadership Behaviours/Behaviors

1. Know your people and your business2. Insist on realism3. Set real goals and priorities4. Follow through5. Reward do-ers6. Expand people’s capabilities7. Know yourselfFunny, you kind of expect something deeper or more insightful from these 'gurus' don't you. Or, maybe it really is that simple?...
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By Anonymous Jun 24 2008

Deming’s Point #11 – Eliminate Numerical Quotas/Goals

In his book, Out of the Crisis, Quality guru W. Edwards Deming describes 14 points required to transform American Industry. Let's concentrate on the 11th point - Eliminate Numerical Quotas for the Workforce, and Eliminate Numerical Goals for People in Management.This is contrary to the way many...
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By Phil Dourado Jun 23 2008

What's your leadership recipe? Kjell Nordstrom on Recipe-Based Competition

I've been thinking a lot about corporate strategy lately, and how poor most of it is. I mean the linear nature of it in a non-linear world, and the similarity of it all when difference is what the market demands for success. Most strategy is just not fit for purpose. Here's an alternative way of thi...
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By Phil Dourado Jun 23 2008

Leadership Book Of The Week: How to lead like Ingvar Kamprad

Ingvar who? Take the first letter of his first name, the first of his last name, the first letter of the region of Sweden he was born in ('E') and the first letter of Almhult, the town he was born in and you get...IKEA, the global powerhouse that he founded from a shed in the bottom of his garden...
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By Knut Egeland Jun 20 2008

Gorbachev on the most valuable asset

In the age of information sciences, the most valuable asset is knowledge, which is a creation of human imagination and creativity. We were among the last to comprehend this truth and we will be paying for this oversight for many years to come --- Mikhail Gorbachev, 1990
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By Anonymous Jun 20 2008

Deming’s 14 Points

In his book, Out of the Crisis, Quality guru W. Edwards Deming describes 14 points required to transform American Industry. Click here to read more.
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By Knut Egeland Jun 19 2008

The Four Tests of Leadership

TESTS OF LEADERSHIP : 1. Vision (You have an idea that is sufficiently captivating to attract me) 2. Competence (Do you know where you’re going? How to get there?) 3. Trust (Do I trust you? How much am I willing to risk?) 4. Courage (I think you have the courage and responsibility)
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By Knut Egeland Jun 19 2008

Senior security advisor and Consultant Responsible

I work with mangament coaching of mangars on C-level (CEO-CFO-CSO-CFO-CHR) and our connections to consultant firms when it comes to the main segments of Environment Healt and Security (ehs) , Governence Risk and Compliance, Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) ,  sustainable development, and...