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Articles from Vol. 72, No. 3, May/June

How to Meet China's Cost Innovation Challenge
They are the co-authors of Dragons at Your Door: How Chinese Cost Innovation Is Disrupting Global Competition (Harvard Business School Press, 2007). They can be reached at p.williamson@jbs.cam.ac.uk and mzeng@ckgsb.edu.cn.As they go global, Chinese companies...
Mass Career Customization(tm): A New Model for How Careers Are Built
Flex time and work-life balance are coming to mean less and less, as the workforce becomes more and more dominated by knowledge workers, who have a different set of goals and options. It's no surprise then that the needs of knowledge workers and the...
Navigating through Leadership Transitions: Making It Past the Twists and Turns
Agility and adaptability are mandatory these days, as leaders prepare, manage, and sometimes reinvent themselves in order to navigate the twists, turns, and transitions they must make. Otherwise, making the wrong move could eventually scuttle a once-promising...
Recruiting Your Next Ceo: Practical Advice for Canadian Boards
Recruiting and identifying the next CEO are fraught with risk. But while the risks are known, they can also be managed, so that in the end, the board and its search committee feel strongly that the individual they have chosen will prove to be the right...
The Hr Challenge: Leadership Development for Ordinary Heroes
Now that the Great Man Theory of Leadership is dead, it's reasonable to ask what makes a leader the most. In the end, says this author, it is self mastery. And as she writes, learning how to master the self is just one of five imperatives that, properly...
The Resilient Leader: Why Eq Matters
An organization that has not championed and embedded resiliency and emotional intelligence in its culture and its leaders will never appreciate the positive link between EQ and the employee engagement, client satisfaction and the bottom line. This author...
To Win the Respect of Followers, Leaders Need Personality Intelligence
The diversity of identities and personalities in today's knowledge workplace complicates a leader's task. However, knowing what factors shaped and still influence those identities can help a leader understand - and predict - why certain personalities...
X-Teams: New Ways of Leading in a New World
There's nothing really wrong with the way organizational teams work - except for the fact that they are inward looking. This exception is critical, since the connections that enable the firm to seize market opportunities and leverage technological breakthroughs...
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