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Top Blog: Becoming a leader

Top Blog: Becoming a leader

As we look forward, we must also continue to remember the past. In our Thinkers50 Top Blog series, we revisit the ideas of our Thinkers. I remember how weird it felt when I first became a fire captain, after almost...

Simply, Strategy

Simply, Strategy

Sometimes you read of a strategic move and its simplicity has a brutal beauty.  Some entrepreneurs and, perhaps lesser number of executive leaders, can lay claim to doing something truly original, executing a new and novel strategy.  Often these are...

Marshall Goldsmith Interview with CUTV News – Part 6

Time and again with my clients, students, and friends, I’ve shared this tool and the power that it has had to change my life and that of those who use it. It is a triggering mechanism, and its objective is...

Should Business School Faculty be Executives?

Should Business School Faculty be Executives?

MBA students are often puzzled why faculty at top business schools are not either current or former executives with so-called “real world experience”. Instead, academics with PhDs teach the next generation of executives. The overwhelming majority of faculty members have...

Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds with Kate Darling

Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds with Kate Darling

An expert in robot ethics, Darling is a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. Her work explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines and anticipates difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers, and the wider public...

Is Management a Noble Profession?

Is Management a Noble Profession?

Last week I spoke of marketers as liars. This week’s blog post is to atone for that. One consequence of the 2008 financial crisis, the deleterious impact of which on employment and incomes still persist, is that it tarnished the...

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