Samsung's disastrous Galaxy 7 Note smartphone recall shows the perils of fostering an authoritarian management culture.
Research into how the federal government actually functions would scare anyone off.
Companies with more female senior managers are likely to perform better across a variety of measures, including sales growth, return on equity, debt levels and share-price appreciation, according to an analysis by Credit Suisse.
Even for people with years of experience, mentoring and guidance, making the leap to an executive leadership position is a challenge hard to fully prepare for. There’s no way to understand what it’s like to sit in an executive chair until you get there.
Early on, every Pixar film "sucks", Ed Catmall, president of the animation studio once famously said. The important thing is getting it from "suck" to "not suck", he added, by taking ideas through a refinement process that can involve directors offering each other critical yet constructive feedback. There is a lot CEOs can learn from that message.
So what does it take to make it as a leader? Hard work? Talent? The ability to handle pressure? While all of these qualities are indeed important, it appears a crucial determinant is how many different job functions aspirants have performed over the course of their career.
Always look toward the long-term, take risks and find your own personal voice. Those are just some of the ways in which the most influential women of the middle market have become successful and remain so consistently.
If you want strong leaders in the future, start developing them now—don’t wait until they’re already in leadership positions to give them the coaching they need.
Long-time Sports Illustrated associate editor turned business consultant Don Yaeger studies high performers in sports for lessons in business leadership. Recently he conducted more than 100 interviews with some of the greatest team-builders in sports and business. From those interviews he wrote “Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently.” He spoke with Chief Executive about how great coaches develop championship organizations.
One of the most important things a new business leader does is assemble his or her leadership team. But new CEOs and chairmen typically will only go as far as their hand-picked team will take them. How does one decide whom to choose?