Sunday, September 14, 2008

Leadership Articles shared from 2005 to 2008

Tomorrow’s Leader: Identifying the Next Generation

  • In this article, author Carlton D. Becker highlights that organizations that flourish in this new global market will be those that do the best job of developing their people to support strategic initiatives, building high-performing work teams around the world, and functioning effectively in virtual environments. Traditional organizational structures and thinking are incapable of meeting these dynamic demands.
  • Carlton talks about current trends and their implications for tomorrow’s leaders. Also, he gives a few examples of taking current competencies and redefining them to reflect future needs.
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Shared by N. R. Khushalani on March 03, 2008

Leading by Example

This article talks about the role of leaders in creating and maintaining an innovating organization. Business pundits are tired of stating the importance of innovation. But the fact that they continue to do so is indicative of the business world's inability to abide. Thankfully, it is neither the lack of belief in the importance of innovation nor inertia that prevents organizations from innovating. Nearly 65 percent of business leaders believe that it is innovation that will guarantee them a berth in future. Of the 800 CEOs interviewed in a survey, each one of them had a game plan to enhance and sustain innovation. So where are things going wrong? Experts believe that there might be a gap or two at the senior leadership level that needs plugging. Contact Vishal for the complete article.

Shared by Nitin Sangle on January 20, 2008

Colgate-Palmolive’s Mark Ruben: On Leadership and ‘Moving the Bell Curve’

  • After unusually long 23-year tenure as chief executive, Reuben Mark, who is still chairman of Colgate-Palmolive, sees corporate leadership like a baseball game that is won, not by spectacular homeruns, but by singles and doubles. In the enclosed article Reuben Mark shares his views on corporate leadership and attitude.
  • This article is published by Knowledge @ Wharton and can be accessed online at:

Shared on October 07, 2007

A Leader’s Legacy

Contact Vishal for this pdf book summary [a short easy read] - an inspirational piece on Leadership. It mentions that Leadership isn’t solely about results. Success in leadership isn’t measured only in numbers. Being a leader brings with it a responsibility to do something of significance that makes families, communities, work organizations, nations, the environment and the world better places than they are today.

Shared by Harold Schroeder on July 01, 2007

Why Leadership means Listening
  • Over the past several weeks, Carmine Gallo interviewed half-dozen well-known business leaders for a new book on communications. One theme came up repeatedly—great leaders are great listeners. Extraordinary men and women solicit feedback, listen to opinions, and act on that intelligence. Listening skills have always been important in the workplace, but are even more so when dealing with young employees. Today's employee wants to be asked for feedback and he wants to be heard. Here are some tips for becoming a better listener.
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Shared on April 01, 2007

The Pillars of Self-Mastery

Good presentation on habits to lead a successful and disciplined life. Contact Vishal for the complete article.

Shared by Sriram Dharmapadam on January 14, 2007

The Art and Science of Leadership

  • This leadership guide is for supervisors, managers, leads, and anyone wishing to move up through the ranks as a leader. The first chapter, Concepts of Leadership, provides a basic background on leadership, while the following 18 chapters provide the skills and knowledge needed to implement effective leadership.
  • Access the guide on:

Shared on May 08, 2006

Dress the Part of the Leader

Shared on April 10, 2006

12 secrets of greatness: A dozen leaders share "How I work"

Shared on March 24, 2006

Lessons learned from 20 Young Business Entrepreneurs

Shared by Swamy Ramchandran on February 19, 2006

Leadership and Stories

  • "Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader's arsenal." Dr. Howard Gardner, Professor, Harvard University, and Author of Leading Minds.
  • The article also includes topics like - How companies are using stories, How to tell stories and Story telling techniques.
  • Contact Vishal for the complete article.

Shared by N. R. Khushalani on February 11, 2006

25 Lessons from Jack Welch
A quick read through, highlighting Jack Welch’s management style. The presentation has four parts:
- Lead More, Manage Less
- Build a Winning Organization
- Harness your people for competitive advantage
- Build the Market-Leading company

Contact Vishal for the complete article.

Shared on January 15, 2006

General Collin Powell on ‘Leadership’
General Powell was the first African-American and the youngest officer ever to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ranking officer in the United States military. His articulate, forthright manner and unassuming dignity made him a favorite of statesmen, journalists and the general public. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed him Secretary of State, a position that placed him at the head of America's foreign policy, and fourth in line of succession to the Presidency itself. He remains one of the most admired Americans, a leader whose prestige transcends party and ideology. Contact Vishal for the complete article.

Shared by N. R. Khushalani on December 25, 2005

FedEx chief takes cues from leaders in history – An interview by USA TODAY
Founder, President, and CEO of FedEx, Frederick Smith, says that he has learned far more from historical figures than from trendy leadership gurus. Whatever he's digesting, it seems to be working. FedEx stock is up 400% since the Fourth of July a decade ago. Smith, 60, sat down with USA TODAY corporate management reporter Del Jones at the FedEx Washington office, appropriately at 101 Constitution Ave., and a few hundred yards from the Capitol building. Contact Vishal for the complete article.

Shared on December 04, 2005

Five traits of a brilliant team leader – Specials

Shared on October 22, 2005

How Leaders Gain (and Lose) Confidence
An interview with Rosabeth Moss Kanter, the author or coauthor of many best-selling books, is the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Reference:

Shared on October 14, 2005

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