Trust is an essential element of leadership, but how exactly do we build that trust as leaders? Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind propose just that in their book, Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders use Conversation to Power their Organizations. It's one of the best books I have read on "how" to embark on the journey … Continue reading Book Review: Talk, Inc.
Alignment is one of those intuitive things that is easy to write about but much harder to practice. Of course HR, Finance, Communications, Operations, and Sales should be aligned towards the same goals/directions. No one is going to argue they should not be. But many organizations are full of silo-ed departments that are not aligned, … Continue reading Book Review: Rapid Realignment
I came across an interesting comment recently: "Firms need to think more strategically about developing not just managers or global managers, but alliance managers, as they will run the companies of the future" (Isabella & Spekman, 2001, p.240). Isabella & Spekman write about the importance of alliances in the 21st Century, and how leading in … Continue reading Alliance Leadership