Category: Leadership

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Have you paid a bribe?

Corruption gums up the workings of a market economy—making legal activity less efficient, degrading the quality of institutions, and disadvantaging those who would behave ethically. A website in India aims to use the tools of social networking to start the wheels of positive change.
Research
Leadership Social Enterprise Innovation

Do teams need leaders?

The team is an indispensable component of the modern organization. Harvard professor Richard Hackman outlines how leaders can set up teams for success.
Q & A
Leadership

What's the business case for diversity?

A range of often subtle biases around gender roles pervade the workplace. SOM's Victoria Brescoll discusses the impact these biases have on women and men, successful approaches to inclusivity, and the business case for making changes.
Q & A
Leadership Social Enterprise

Do you need more power?

Does power corrupt? Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer suggests that power is instead a tool that you should make use of to advance your career and safeguard your interests against unfeeling organizations and unfair leaders.
Q & A
Leadership

Do leaders need to be authentic?

Roger Brown is the president of the Berklee College of Music. He previously cofounded Bright Horizons, a childcare provider that grew into a billion-dollar, publicly traded company, and ran relief operations in Asia and Africa. He talks about lessons he’s learned from these leadership experiences—including the importance of authenticity and the value of a little music.
Q & A
Leadership

What kind of leaders do we need now?

Rosabeth M. Kanter discusses her vision of the advanced leadership needed to address the unique challenges of the complex global environment of the 21st century.
Q & A
Leadership

What can you learn from Machiavelli?

“It is necessary for a prince wishing to hold his own to know how to do wrong.” Advice like this, offered by Niccolò Machiavelli in The Prince, made its author’s name synonymous with the ruthless use of power. But Robert Harrison suggests you should be careful before looking for leadership lessons in The Prince.
Opinion
Leadership

Are CEOs today's heroes?

All cultures and all eras have their heroes—individuals who set out on a quest and overcome great adversity to attain a glorious end. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld suggests that CEOs today are living out this age-old narrative. He explains why society is looking for its heroes in the corner office.
Q & A
Leadership

Are leaders one size fits all?

Should you take charge? Should you work to build consensus? Victor Vroom argues that effective leaders are sensitive to the nuances of their organizations, cultural environments, and short- and long-term objectives.
Q & A
Leadership