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World's Best CEOs - Barron's

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World's Best CEOs - Barron's - Barron's annual line-up of the 30 best CEOs had a higher turnover than usual this year. Who's out, and who made the cut.

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

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You Must Develop Diverse, Global Leaders

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Walking the tightrope of a global economy is a difficult yet increasingly essential feat businesses must perform to thrive. Those that only cater to one audience have a greater chance of falling behind their competitors and losing market share. 
Implementing sound leadership development is an important strategy to help businesses crack into diverse and emerging markets. Having leaders who understand how a diverse workforce fosters a larger consumer base might seem like common sense, but company executives often overlook the connections between diversity and leadership development, and the business suffers because of it.
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Want to boost the return on your leadership development investment? Make sure to incorporate diversity and inclusion in its design.

DeTrice Rodgers's curator insight, November 30, 2:00 AM

I so agree.  Our zip code only reach people in the community, global exposure opens a wealth of world culture.

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Can Networking at the Office Become Too Much of a Good Thing?

Can Networking at the Office Become Too Much of a Good Thing? | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch |

In every office, some employees carry a little more sway than others. Perhaps they’ve amassed enough political capital in the workplace to trade favors with colleagues and persuade supervisors to see things from their point of view. Maybe they can schmooze their way through a sales negotiation or exploit relationships with support staff to smooth the progress of a budget meeting.

Recently, some research has suggested that employees who exhibit this type of political proficiency in the workplace also perform better on the job. After all, if politically savvy employees can network more effectively and rally support across different factions of their department or company, it stands to reason that they also have the ability to exert more positive influence over firm-wide affairs.

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It’s generally presumed that employees who accrue political power at work are higher performers. But those who schmooze a little less are actually the best at their jobs.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, November 27, 12:44 AM

This is an important ponderable for leaders of organisations, Managing Directors and so on.

Too much of a good thing or TMGT can often backfire in the long run! In many cases we have seen it all, especially how employees who have amassed political clout in the workplace might become too big for their shoes and thus enter into a confrontation with their seniors. People in leadership positions should beware of allowing too much of freedom to politically savvy employees. Yes it is true that such people perform very well at the workplace, often getting the work done in time and on time, in many cases they have the ability to cajole, or convince people to buy their point of view, however too much of a good thing in such cases might lead to others being undermined by the kind of success that politically savvy enjoy. Leadership is not only about guiding star perfomers to greater heights, it is also about bringing low performers to an optimum level.