Much has been and continues to be written on the challenges of leadership. I was recently in the international terminal of the Los Angeles airport where there is a sizable book store and was noticing the virtual blizzard of new business books dealing with the topic of leadership.
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Archive for May, 2015
A few years ago a faculty member at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School published a paper describing how he and his colleagues incorporated military leadership principles into the MBA curriculum. One example that stuck with me after reading the article underscored the importance of creating a personal link with people in your organization and how it pays off when leading people through a major change.
KP is a healthcare organization that operates a large network of hospitals and physicians. Over the years they have had a very successful internal innovation team charged with developing/finding bright ideas and implementing them. For example, that team designed a clever system for reducing medication errors and importantly, implemented it in all KP hospitals and it has been enormously successful. Many hospitals have copied that system.
In the last couple of weeks I’ve been struck by the similarity between the situations that Yahoo and IBM are in. Both are madly scrambling to figure out where to go from here.