Category: leadership

When ‘More, Bigger, Faster’ Is Not Better

DALIAN, China — What quality ought we value most in leaders?That’s the question I’ve been thinking about all week at the World Economic Forum‘s annual meeting here, known as Summer Davos. It brought together some 1700 chief and senior executives from 90 countries around the world. At a workshop ti. . .

The Power of Stepping Back

I am the chief executive of my company, with responsibility for 30 people in the United States and another two offices overseas. As part of my vacation last month, I took two weeks when I was completely offline and didn’t check in to my office at all. Was this a wise move? Was it responsible?First. . .

What It Takes to Fully Engage Your Employees

Over the 15 years I’ve been consulting in the corporate world, I’ve only met a handful of senior leaders who had as a primary goal for their companies making a positive difference in the world. Surely, there are more such people, including a good number who are highly philanthr. . .

Truly Great Companies Add More Than They Extract

Perhaps no business consultant enjoys higher esteem in the corporate world than Jim Collins. Over three decades, he has sold millions of copies of his books describing the characteristics of what he terms “great” companies. It is hard not to admire his diligence. Along with a large team of researc. . .