7
May

This is a nice article on the importance of developing top leaders to improve innovation.  We agree that it is so critical, but the question is: How do you get there?  Better team communication. We have found in our work with top management teams that so much of leadership development includes fostering better team communication.  […]

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27
Mar

Professor Tsedal Neeley of the Harvard Business School recently blogged about important moments that global teams all need to have to develop the necessary cohesion and perform at the highest levels. Global teams face the challenge of having to operate with limited face-to-face contact and across vast distances, time zones, language backgrounds, and contexts, as […]

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3
Oct

The September 24, 2011 edition of The Economist reports these survey results from LRN: It found that 43% of those surveyed described their company’s culture as based on command-and-control, top-down management or leadership by coercion—what Mr Seidman calls “blind obedience”. The largest category, 54%, saw their employer’s culture as top-down, but with skilled leadership, lots […]

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24
Nov

Update 11-24-09: I’ve been keeping track of a number of firms that have been downsizing for quite some time, and here is one snapshot. For more information, read on below. Aneil Original Post 10-14-09: The French business magazine, Business Digest, recently interviewed us as part of their profile of publication this spring in the MIT […]

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22
Apr

Update: Our coauthor and good friend Professor Gretchen Spreitzer of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business was recently interviewed about our article, elaborating on our key findings, and you can listen to the interview here. Our article on how to improve organizational flexibility, innovation, and internal communication to improve trust during downsizing was […]

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