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How the Himalayas Changed My View of Entrepreneurship

<i>Nihar Sawant is a co-founder at Expojure. This post originally appeared on his Medium blog.</i><p>Recently, I was in the Himalayas for two weeks. During those two weeks, I had zero communication with the outside world. Climbing 14,000ft in the dreadful nature left my mind in a complete desolation.<p>We don't …

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced …

Meet The New Boss And His Take On Your Strategy

Leaders are starting to let go of the myth they are in control of the customer journey as organizations get comfortable with buyers calling the shots. Companies as diverse as Safelite Glass to Aruba Networks are aligning their entire organizations to how their customers want them to behave.<p>Customer …

A Diverse Board Is an Independent Board

Good corporate governance is about many things — boards that act independently, robust shareholder rights, accurate accounting, reasonable and fair executive compensation, and so on. No single parameter defines good governance. It takes a village.<p>But with board independence in the spotlight …

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

The Corporation is at Odds with the Future

A client recently asked me to comment crisply on the future. I came up with these observations.<p>See if you can spot my error.<p><b>The world is speeding up</b>. In 1989, Alan Kay said it takes at least 10 years for an innovation to get from the lab into everyday life. Twitter did it in 4.• <b><br>Faster change means</b> …

Talent Management: Boards Give Their Companies an “F”

What is top of mind for corporate boards worldwide? In one of the most comprehensive global surveys of corporate directors to date, we found that they were very worried about developing and enacting strategic plans that will enable their organizations to succeed. And what did they say was their …

Hitting The Intergenerational Sweet Spot

There’s no hotter topic in human resource management at present than how to manage Millennials (aka Generation Y), the age 30-and-under members of the workforce. Millennials are the “kids nowadays!” that managers from previous generations fret about. Typical challenges older people experience in …