In Lampedusa’s classic book The Leopard, which chronicles the decline of the aristocratic era in Sicily while Garibaldi and the Mafia take root, the statement is made “Unless we ourselves take a hand now, they’ll foist a republic on us. If we want things to stay they are, things will have to change.” In the 21st century that is now the ever-present situation, around us things are altering so fast that change is ever-present – and if you want to keep your place in that environment ‘you must take a hand now‘.
This is the root of all leadership – directing, fostering, energizing change. The task is ceaseless and exhausting, but in this issue we tackle a handful of key issues that all should give us pause for thought and with that some clarity and space to move forward in this too frenetic world.
A conversation with Monica McGrath, Vice Dean, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
If the fundamental cognitrive aspect of trust is absent, the emotional aspect will override it only with difficulty; some managers imagine it will – that is a delusion.
Mark McCartney and Robert Rowland Smith
A half-time talk for those leaving the first half of their careers.
Leadership At Every Level Peter Chadwick with Monica McGrath
A Deeper Perspective on the Millennial Management Challenge Tyler Waye
The Psychology of Managing Trust Richard Kwiatkowski
The Pivotal Role of the Operational Leader Greg Park
Resolving Risky Leadership Dilemmas Jamie MacAlister
Life at the Centre of the Arena Jock Encombe
How to Play the Second Half Mark McCartney and Robert Rowland Smith
Leadership Journeys – Angela Arendts (Burberry CEO) Bob Rosen
LEADERSHIP RESEARCH DATA FOCUS
Creating Leadership Capacity Dan Lentell reports INSEAD’s program with Astellas
Inspiring HR to Act with Impact Tom Nash reports on Danone’s approach
The Risk Driven Business Model – Karan Girotra & Seguei Netessine
Measurement Madness: Recognizing and Avoiding Pitfalls of Perfomance Measurement – Dina Gray, Pietro Micheli & Andrey Pavlov
Negotiating Genuinely: Being Yourself in Business – Shirli Koppelman
The Science of Leadership – Julian Baring
EXEC ED NEWS
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