How To Transcend Your Leadership Style To Have More Humility?

In his book, Conscious Business: How to Build Value through Values, Fred Kofman identifies two types of people in business: controllers and learners. The leadership styles of each are dramatically different. One type will sound familiar as it will be the kind of person we are accustomed to seeing in the business world. The other…

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How Can Leaders Instill A Stronger Sense Of Integrity In Their Teams?

“Developing a conscious culture is a business imperative,” argues Fred Kofman in his book Conscious Business: How to Build Value through Values. A conscious culture consists of shared goals, beliefs, and values that are communicated to the employees to educate them on how they are expected to behave. Leaders’ behavior plays a critical role in…

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Do You Know How To Become A Conscious Leader?

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Most business books are full of advice on the steps leaders should take to make their teams more effective. These books discuss such topics as how to structure meetings, improve performance, and get more out of their employees. That is, the premise of most of those books is that it is all about the employees.…

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Ayn Rand: Capitalism, The Unknown Ideal (Part III)

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Read Part I here and Part II here Antitrust laws Rand views the Sherman Act of 1890 as the ultimate destruction of the American industry. According to Rand, the Sherman Act created the antitrust laws, which made an individual a criminal the moment he went into business. She feels so strongly about the antitrust laws…

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Ayn Rand: Capitalism, The Unknown Ideal (Part II)

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Read Part I here. The role of the government Rand’s most passionate views center around the role of the government in society. She contends that the primary purpose of government is to protect individuals’ rights from physical force. The police are supposed to protect individuals from criminals, the armed services protect against foreign invaders, and…

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Ayn Rand: Capitalism, The Unknown Ideal (Part I)

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After being surprised by Joseph Schumpeter’s views on socialism and capitalism, I wanted to explore another perspective. I could not think of a better defender of capitalism than Ayn Rand. While my research is not about politics, and I usually try to stay away from political discussions, understanding the dynamics of capitalism and socialism is…

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What Is The New Approach To Leadership?

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With so much changing around us, it is not surprising that leadership should change as well. Even before the pandemic, Heather McGowan and Chris Shipley suggested that “new times call for a new approach to leadership” in their book The Adaptation Advantage: Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work. The authors…

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How To Convert Vision To Strategy?

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Imagining the best possible future is one thing, but figuring out what to do to achieve that vision is another matter. In their book Lead from the Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking Into Breakthrough Growth, Mark Johnson and Josh Suskewicz describe how future-back leaders use their capacity for learning, deep curiosity, and comfort with…

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How To Become A Forward-Looking Visionary Leader?

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What do Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Steve Jobs have in common? All three are recognized as visionary leaders. They looked past the conventional wisdom and set out to create a different and better world, but they did not do it on their own. They inspired others to join them on their transformative journey. Mark…

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What Are The Most Effective Ways To Create A Strategy?

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“If your organization doesn’t have a unique point of view about the future, then it doesn’t have a strategy.” This comment from Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini’s new book Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them grabbed my attention. As a strategist, I could not agree more. In fact, it is something…

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