Can collaboration can go too far? Is there an arc to the effectiveness of collaboration, where at some point, collaboration begins losing its effectiveness? This kind of seems ridiculous to write. Of course we should collaborate. Teams are necessary in today’s ever-changing world. Collaboration is necessary for innovation. There’s no ‘I’ in team (on an … Continue reading Can leaders be too collaborative?
Book Review: You Can’t Fire Everyone
Hank Gilman is the Deputy Editor of Fortune, and You Can't Fire Everyone is a meandering blend of thoughts on management, leadership, hiring and firing people. Gilman has a witty and engaging prose style. I didn’t really learn anything from this book, but yet I happily read it cover to cover, wondering what crazy rant … Continue reading Book Review: You Can’t Fire Everyone
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