Thursday, May 31, 2012
How Great Leaders Inspire Action
by Simon Sinek
In this talk, Simon Sinek, describes how great leaders inspire action. He starts questioning why is it that some companies, like Apple, year after year, always seem to lead innovation? Why is it that the Wright Brothers were the ones that discovered controlled, powered man flight when others were more qualified and better funded?
Everybody knows well “what” they do but some know how they do it and very few people or organizations know WHY they do it. Simon Sinek explains through his simple “Golden Circle” idea to explain why some leaders are able to inspire where others are not.
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Sunday, April 8, 2012
Transformational leaders use organizational learning to achieve continuous performance improvements in their organization. Meanwhile underperforming organizations don’t even have processes in place to learn from their mistakes. They keep repeating the same mistakes over and over. This leads to recurring performance issues such as product quality problems, delayed product introductions and operational inefficiencies that diminish the return on investment.
In his book, “The Fifth Discipline” Senge makes it clear that the ability to learn faster than your competition may be the only sustainable advantage for your organization in the long run.
In this video from Harvard Business Publishing, David Garvin and Amy Edmondson, Professors at Harvard Business School discuss the importance of learning in organizations and how managers at all levels can stimulate learning.
David Garvin and Amy Edmondson have also an article on this topic and below is the reference for their article.
David A Garvin, Amy C Edmondson and Francesca Gino, “Is yours a learning organization?”, Harvard Business Review (2008), Volume: 86, Issue: 3, Publisher: Harvard Business School Publication Corp., Pages: 109-16, 134.
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Sunday, March 18, 2012
John Kotter, Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School is one of the world foremost experts on leadership and change. He is also the author of a book entitled “A Sense of Urgency”. In this video, John Kotter talks about the importance of urgency to make real transformational change in organizations.Without a true sense of urgency across an organization, any change effort is doomed to fail. John Kotter states that there is a disconnect almost everywhere between what is happening outside the organization and what people see and feel inside the organization. He thinks that organizations should bring the outside in the organization.
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Friday, December 2, 2011
This video from the Stanford Entrepreneurship Corner features David Neeleman Chairman and CEO of JetBlue Airways Corporation who describes JetBlue's secrets for success: Hire and train great people, develop purpose, vision and values. Establish organizational culture, listen to customers and employees. Cultivate leadership. Provide incentives to employees.
Posted by Kam Aite at 8:09 PM
This video from the Stanford Entrepreneurship Corner features Jen-Hsun Huang co-founder of NVIDIA Corporation who believes that Corporate culture is the single most important thing for a CEO or entrepreneur to focus on in a company today. The culture at NVIDIA is about innovation and intellectual honesty, and the ability to be self-critical and recognize mistakes. Recognizing the power of this culture is very important for a leader.
Posted by Kam Aite at 7:43 PM
A recent report published by Deloitte discusses the issues facing higher education institutions in the years ahead. The higher education sector is due for a deep transformation in the coming years. Institutions that don't have the necessary transformational leadership will be the big losers in this new context. The new conjunction will benefit institutions such as the online University of Fredericton that are using disruptive teaching approaches by offering affordable and flexible higher education without compromising quality.
Please read below the full text of Deloitte's press release.
Posted by Kam Aite at 7:02 PM
This video is from the Stanford Entrepreneurship Corner featuring Wendy Kopp, CEO and founder of Teach For America, who believes that change happens where leaders commit to making organizational transformations, mixed with high-levels of energy and discipline. As in all business sectors, transformational leaders in education have an obsession with building strong teams and systems, and creating cultures committed to continuous improvement.
Posted by Kam Aite at 6:38 PM
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
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