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Bimonthly journal publishing scholarly articles written by business management professionals.

Articles from July/August

A New Role for Management in Today's Post-Industrial Organization
In many organizations, employees know more about their work than their managers. This reality should force organizations that still cling to the old, top-down style of managing to recognize that many employees today are very capable of managing themselves....
Are You an Accidental Diminisher?
A manager who regularly steps in to solve a problem for an employee may think that he or she is helping. In fact, this well-intentioned manager is actually limiting - and hurting - the employee. The effective manager enables employees to utilize the...
Executives, the Economy and a 17th-Century Catholic Philosopher
Who would have thought that the works of a 17th-century French, Catholic philosopher would provided some insight into today's economic situation, and, more unlikely, provide reason for optimism?Good advice is where you find it. Executives should cast...
How Do You Capture Value from an Innovation?
Creating a good product does not ensure success in the marketplace, though it is a necessary first step. The next steps, whose goal is to capture maximum value from the new product, are crucial. This article will help practitioners successfully structure...
Just Ask Leadership: Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions
The smart, aware executive today is doing something different. He or she is asking questions. Almost like leading itself, "asking" has different techniques and styles. Readers will learn which ones are right and the best fit for them in this article.Questions...
Leader's Edge: An Interview with Tom Peters
The publication of In Search of Excellence, in 1982, marked an important change in the culture of business. The success of the book, considered the best-selling business book of all time, created a new category in publishing, the business-book blockbuster....
Leaders Who Make Meaning Meaningful
They are the co-authors of the new book The Why of Work (McGraw Hill; www.thewhyofwork.com). This article is based on the book.It may be arguable, but a leader's critical mission is to instill meaning and purpose in his or her organization. Employees,...
Principles to Advance a New Leadership Ethos
In the aftermath of the dot com bust and the bursting of the telecom bubble in the late 1990s, I gave dozens of speeches about my experience as the President and CEO of Lucent Technologies Canada. People wanted to know what it was like to enjoy the exuberance...
The "New Normal" Requires a New Mindset
Hunkering down may be the preferred strategy in tough economic times. But as these authors suggest, companies that recognize the opportunities and modify their business model can actually grow. Managers will learn some key tactics that will make their...
Venture Capital Firms in America: Their Caste System and Other Secrets
While American venture capital firms are coated with an aura of glamour they are also shrouded by a cloud of mystery. Just how do they operate? How do they raise their money? Why do some VC firms succeed while others do not? The authors of this article,...
Who Will Lead? Twelve Canadian Organizations Discuss How to Assess Executive Talent
Numerous processes in business are both an art and a science. Assessing executive talent is one such process. This author surveyed senior human resource professionals, and while he found that firms used different tools to assess executive performance,...
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