We know what a world dominated by men — by male CEOs, management teams, and heads of state — looks like. Consider for a moment what the world might look like if female leaders were the norm. Research McKinsey
On his first day as CEO of the Carlsberg Group, a global brewery and beverage company, Cees ‘t Hart was given a key card by his assistant. The card locked out all the other floors for the elevator so he
Not everyone is comfortable making decisions that affect a group rather than only themselves. Entrepreneurs just getting started take personal risks: quitting their jobs, investing their savings, taking
Motivated and inspired employees are possible. But do you have the guts to ask your employees these five questions? If Gallup's most recent retention figures are any indication, almost two-thirds of your
Since at least the time of Frederick Taylor, the father of “scientific management,” control has been central to corporate organization: Control of costs, of prices, of investment and—not least—of people.
Just becoming a leader is enough to exacerbate some people’s unethical tendencies. But power does not corrupt everyone. Our research suggests that key personality characteristics predict unethical leadership
If you are the CEO of a large, established company, you should be able to enjoy the benefits of size, including the ability to learn from a broad, longstanding customer base. With more customers to seek
There are managers who coach and managers who don’t. Leaders in the latter category are not necessarily bad managers, but they are neglecting an effective tool to develop talent. We’ve been researching
WHAT MAKES A LEADER? CAN YOU REALLY LEARN TO LEAD? You might believe that leaders are born, not made. Perhaps you think that you need to hold an important job to be a leader--that you need permission lead.
Jim Kouzes is coauthor (with Barry Posner) of the bestselling book The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations. The book is now in its fifth edition with over 2 copies