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Substitutes and Compliments for Interpersonal Leadership

My first Harvard Business Review blog post went live last Friday! Thank you to Nilofer Merchant for the recommendation to my great editor there, Sarah Green. Here is the intro to the post: LEADERSHIP IS MORE THAN INTERPERSONAL SKILLS Most of the 89,000 leadership books offered on Amazon.com focus on traditional interpersonal leadership: the relationships between leaders and … Continue reading

Yahoo & Zappos Leaders Take Different Views on Innovation and Place
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Yahoo & Zappos Leaders Take Different Views on Innovation and Place

In a recent post for the Silicon Valley Business Journal, I note the different perspectives that Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer and Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh offer on the role of location and innovation. From Get Out of Your workplace Bubble: Marissa Mayer spoke recently at the Great Place to Work conference about “the elephant in the room” — her … Continue reading

Has technology surpassed the management skill set?
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Has technology surpassed the management skill set?

Guest blog post by Dr. E. Glenn Dutcher The demise of recent high profile flexible work programs at Yahoo and Best Buy is attention grabbing because technology companies, the assumed leaders in technology-based management, are killing technology based programs. This raises the question – If high tech companies can’t make these programs work, who can? Should … Continue reading