Robert Malcom Gillies

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Suggestive Leadership: A Civic View

Nearly every study about the subject of leadership, from <i>HBR</i> articles to the GLOBE project, deals with components such as culture, nature, nurture, management style, education and recently EQ and SQ.<p>The role of luck, personal choices, decisions and their combined effect are, in my opinion, hugely …

5 Leadership Lessons for Today's Executive

The poster of <i>12 O’clock High</i>, the 1949 Gregory Peck-led vehicle centering on the underperforming 918th Bomber Group, hangs framed in my Aveksa office. This is not because of its reputation as one of the best WWII films to emerge from the glut of late 1940’s war-centric cinema, but as a constant …

Will Moneyball Analytics Kill Loyalty and Leadership?

Future potential matters (much) more than past performance. That’s the new quantitative consensus reshaping professional sports worldwide. After looking hard at the numbers and algorithms, the smartest — and richest — general managers and franchises have made up their collective minds: They’re not …

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Mid Staffordshire: Andy Burnham Was Either Incompetent or Negligent

Yesterday Andy Burnham stood before Parliament and, with incredible chutzpah, accused the government of failing to fully respond to the Francis …

Three Leadership Traits that Never Go Out of Style

When I was a kid, the children in our neighborhood would play in a nearby park every evening. Our undisputed leader was a boy barely a year older than I was, I think. He introduced the new kids to everyone, taught them the rules of games we played, and made sure no one felt left out. We also …

Why Tony Blair’s Leadership Journey Failed

Back in 1997, I was working on a newspaper which supported Tony Blair’s election campaign and included colleagues who went on to join Blair’s inner circle. The optimism and excitement during election night exploded as it became clear that the young moderniser of Britain’s Labour Party had won a …

Leadership: The Killer App That Almost Everyone Overlooks

Being successful in business requires a strange and unique combination of traits and skills that are not often found in one person. For example 'vision' -- the ability to envision a new possibility for the future -- is the stuff of entrepreneurial legend and obviously required. You're not getting …

A CEO’s Guide to Leadership Development

This post was published in SmartBlog on Leadership last week: <i><br>“The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is</i> …

Pope Benedict XVI and the Leadership Issue No One Wants to Talk About

<i>An edited interview with Harvard Business School professor and leadership historian Nancy F. Koehn.</i><p><b>Pope Benedict XVI just resigned, citing age and poor health. Aside from the whole “no pope has resigned in the past 600 years” thing, why is this important in the grand scheme of how we understand</b> …

The Emotional Adventure of Leadership

I was lost.<p>I looked at the map and my heart raced as I admitted to myself — only to myself — that I had no idea where I was. It felt too humiliating to let the others know.<p>This was the summer of 1990 and I was leading a group of students on a 30-day mountaineering expedition. It was the first day …

Best Practices For Developing A Dream Team

Lessons in developing your own deep bench of superstars, from “The Leadership Challenge.”<p>When people recall their personal-best leadership experiences, they always think about some kind of challenge. Why? Because personal and business hardships have a way of making people come face-to-face with who …

What Women Know about Leadership that Men Don’t

No single challenge has been greater for me as a leader than learning how to take better care of the people I lead, and to create a safe, supportive space in which they can thrive. Like most men I know, I grew up with very little modeling around empathy — the ability to recognize, experience and be …

Arsenal and Liverpool to battle it out over Swansea Captain Ashley Williams

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers eyeing Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has started planning for more attacking reinforcements at Anfield by adding Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan to his summer wishlist.<p>Mkhitaryan is one of several advanced midfield players on Rodgers’ radar, with Ajax’s Christian Eriksen and Newcastle’s Hatem …

Transfer news: Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen linked with Liverpool

Liverpool have been 'frequent visitors' to Ajax amid reports Christian Eriksen is Brendan Rodgers' top transfer target.<p>Eriksen has long been regarded …

Liverpool: Has Brendan Rodgers made the Reds a better team?

<b>In pre-season, Brendan Rodgers gave John W Henry, Liverpool's principal owner, a 180-page manifesto.</b><p>The document outlined the 40-year-old's grand vision for the club, forensically detailing his desire to play "attractive, attacking football".<p>It laid out his footballing ideology, detailed a …

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