Strategic Leadership

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A harsh lesson on blind loyalty

December 31, 2015
As David Gergen, a speechwriter for Richard Nixon, remained loyal to the president through the Watergate scandal, he kept hoping against hope that the accusations were all untrue. He would never forget what that taught him.

4 guidelines for hiring the very best

December 25, 2015
Management guru Peter Drucker found that the typical executive has a success rate of only 50% when hiring employees. To improve your hiring, treat it as an ongoing pursuit. Follow these guidelines.

3 tips for managing your board

December 15, 2015
Attorney Douglas Brown at Post University and David Scarola, vice president of the Alternative Board, offer these insights for managing expectations and avoiding disappointments on an advisory board.

5 keys to gain a competitive advantage

December 8, 2015
In the 1970s, executives favored a technique called SWOT analysis to think strategically. But SWOT is now outdated, and there’s a more reliable way to devise strategy.

CEO takes charge amid tragedy

December 2, 2015

On Jan. 29, 2003, an explosion destroyed a West Pharmaceutical Services factory in Kinston, N.C. Along with six deaths and dozens of injuries at the plant, the resulting fire burned for two days. Donald Morel Jr., West’s then-CEO, was returning to the Philadelphia area from a business trip to New Jersey when he received the news. Morel rushed home, packed a bag and chartered a plane …

The makings of a quick turnaround business

December 1, 2015
Everyone said Max Mullen’s grocery-delivery business wouldn’t work. He didn’t listen.

Who do you turn to?

November 16, 2015
Asked about their go-to person in making important business decisions, 750 owners of small companies admitted mostly going it alone.

VW’s slow road back to trust

November 16, 2015
By secretly tampering with its cars’ emissions controls for years, German automaker Volkswagen has dealt itself a self-inflicted wound.

Indulging his hobby proves costly to doc

November 5, 2015
When Denton Cooley, 95, reflects on his storied career as a pioneering cardiovascular surgeon, he admits that he made some judgment errors as a young physician.

5 steps to getting things done

October 28, 2015
Here, in a nutshell, is David Allen’s famous five-step process for getting things under control, whether what you’re trying to accomplish is through your team, your division or your organization.
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