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How the best bosses learn to thrive on chaos

Added: 05.12.2011
The best bosses can weather any storm, overcome any setback and lead their teams to victory without breaking a sweat. These seemingly superhuman abilities derive from relentless but realistic optimism, a single-minded focus that borders on obsession, and an ability to frame multi-dimensional problems with clarity. The good news is that these capabilites can be learned, says Justin Menkes from the Harvard Business Review online. - READ FULL STORY

Leadership should be fast and flat

Added: 05.11.2011
Smart companies throw command-and-control leadership systems and hierarchical management structures out the window, says Deloitte CEO Barry Salzberg. "No longer is leadership about a few exceptional leaders at the top of the organization," Salzberg says. "Rather, the future is about exceptional teams and the leaders within those teams who can out-maneuver, out-manage and out-innovate their competition." - READ FULL STORY

Innovation isn't a young man's game

Added: 03.21.2011
The best innovators aren't fresh-faced youngsters, writes Gregg Fraley; rather, they're gently aging experts who've had time to master their chosen disciplines. That's because at its core, innovation is about making connections -- and you can't connect all the dots if you don't know where they are. "You have to know the elements, the factors, the market, and the context in order to combine old elements into a meaningful new innovation," Fraley writes. - READ FULL STORY

Want to be more creative? Don't be so selfish

Added: 03.06.2011
Thinking about others can help business leaders keep their own creative juices flowing, a recent study suggests. Subjects were much more creative in their responses to puzzles and brainteasers when they were told they were solving the problems for an unspecified third party than when they were working solely for themselves, researchers found. - READ FULL STORY