One of the most powerful and heartwarming subplots from the tragic period of the Holocaust was the heroic role that many “righteous gentiles” played in saving the lives of Jewish neighbors and refugees.
Don't expect the gorilla to cooperate if you're spanking him. Insults don't enhance influence. You can't antagonize and influence at the same time. The teammate you're complain about was hired by the person you are ...
It’s cliché to say that “command and control” leadership is no longer relevant in most organizational contexts. But — especially in large, global, diverse organizations — what should it be replaced with?
It was my first dinner party in France and I was chatting with a Parisian couple. All was well until I asked what I thought was a perfectly innocent question: “How did the two of you meet?” My husband Eric (who is French) shot me a look of horror.
When HBR asked us to write about the origins of discovery-driven planning, we had to laugh. It all started back in the mid-1990s, with Rita’s “flops” file – her collection of projects that had lost their parent company at least US$50 million.
Organizations need to be structured to provide employee empowerment, lean operating techniques and continuous improvement philosophies. Yet organizations still fail to obtain desired change even though they put in exemplary efforts to support such structural recommendations.
The reality is that if we want to see advancement in this arena, a major paradigm shift needs to occur in the way we view organizational structure.
When Nelson Mandela spoke people listened. When Winston Churchill spoke people listened. When Warren Buffet speaks people listen. When Jeff Bezos speaks people listen. When leaders speak people listen.