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Pope Francis and the Environment – Transformational Leadership in Action


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A version of this post appeared earlier this year in the blog of the Drucker Society of Europe: To students of management Pope Francis is a fascinating study in leadership and organizational change. From his surprise election as an outsider, … Continue reading


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The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing


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I enjoy reviewing books for Strategy+Business as it keeps me up to date with what is happening in business book publishing and forces me to read and pay attention. With my book, The New Ecology of Leadership, out I have … Continue reading


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Harvard Business School: The Reality Show?


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A fascinating front-page article in the New York Times reported on Harvard Business School’s attempt to achieve “gender equity”. HBS has had problems attracting and retaining female faculty. They comprise 22% of the faculty and the “pipeline” that leads to tenure … Continue reading


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Syria – complexity, dilemmas and a quest for leadership


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The theme of the Drucker Forum to be held in Vienna November 14-15 is “Managing Complexity” and Richard Straub, the President of the Peter Drucker Society Europe has been posing various provocative questions to publicize it. Recently he posed a … Continue reading


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Ecology versus Engineering: Why Reverse-Engineered Strategy Is No Better Than A Paint-by-Numbers Kit


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Recently there has been a lively discussion on LinkedIn about the similarities and differences between Kim and Mauborgne’s Blue Ocean strategy and Michael Porter’s strategic frameworks. What became clear in the debate is that the shared methodology behind both approaches … Continue reading


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Clayton Christensen at Davos: An Ecological Perspective on Innovation


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When interviewed at the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos, Clayton Christensen discussed what he has called “The Capitalist Dilemma”. It goes like this: There are basically three kinds of innovation in the economy: empowering, sustaining and efficiency. Empowering (or … Continue reading


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Romney and Obama: Do Mormons Make Better Managers than Leaders?


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We are into the last six weeks of the presidential election and the contrasts between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama throw light on the sometimes-controversial distinction between managers and leaders. In his 1977 article in the Harvard Business Review “Managers … Continue reading


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