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By Anonymous Apr 23 2008

Blue Ocean Strategy - Motivation for Implementation

In their book, Blue Ocean Strategy, W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne talk about how to motivate the troops to execute a strategy. They discourage the traditional approach of creating grand strategic visions propagated by massive top-down mobilization initiatives that are very expensive and usually on...
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By Inspector Gadget Apr 20 2008

Be Inspired: The ibot. The wheelchair that stands up and climbs stairs

If leadership is partly about freeing people from limitations so they can go onto become leaders, too, this is inspiring: Johnson& Johnson's iBot, which re-invents the wheelchair into something else: it allows you to climb stairs, play basketball, talk to people at eye level, go whereve...
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By Kate Moor Apr 20 2008

From Myths and Legends

Like many thousands of people I have a long standing passion for myths and legends and my favourite centres on the stories of King Arthur and The Knights of the Roundtable. I have spent many hours lost in legend, as well as having the pleasure of personally visiting places mentioned in the dozens...
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By Jason Cowsill Apr 19 2008

Get Of Me Butt

Well, it's been a long time coming but I finally decided to start focusing on doing the right thing for me and making a contribution.I'm working for a joint venture as part of 2 multinational, multi-billion dollar organisations which are going through absolute turmoil right now with no signs of it a...
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By Phil Dourado Apr 17 2008

April 17th 1970: Houston, we no longer have a problem. Leadership Lessons from Apollo 13

A lot of leadership lessons have come out of NASA over the years Teamwork and Innovation Leadership and innovation consultants often remind their clients that NASA would get two teams to compete on coming up with an innovative solution to a problem and that the competitive element accelerated the in...
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By Anonymous Apr 16 2008

Larry Bossidy on Leadership

In his book, Execution, Larry Bossidy mentions that Leadership is not about strategizing and creating vision then dispensing it on managers to do the grunt work. Leadership is not about presiding. Leadership is about being actively involved in the business. To Read more, click here.
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By Colin Scowen Apr 15 2008

Reformist update

Right, time for another leadership diary entry. It's been a while, so this one will be quite long. There is still some too-ing and fro-ing in the leader group here. Some are still in the soaking up information phase, some are in the reflection phase, and some are in the starting to do it phase....
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By Joe Espana Apr 15 2008

Leadership and Air Traffic Control

This is an analogy I've use in many senior level engegements in the past.  It works for me because it suggests a basic skill set for leaders that we don't often take time to contemplate.  This skill set has nothing to do with communication skills, direction setting, building commitment or an...
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By Joe Espana Apr 15 2008

Leadership and Air Traffic Control

This is an analogy I've used in many senior level engegements in the past.  It works for me because it suggests a basic skill set for leaders that we don't often take time to contemplate.  This skill set has nothing to do with communication skills, direction setting, building commitment or...
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By The Architect Apr 15 2008

On singing someone else's song, and leadership lessons from Casablanca

I think leadership struggles with the whole 'one to one', 'one to many' and 'many to many' paradox of the world we are in today. I find this hard to explain. I mean traditional notions of leadership are about one person leading many. But, in a horizontally networked world (Wisdom of Crowds, Wikinomi...