Archive: July 13, 2008 - July 19, 2008

All Favre, All the Time

It's a Brett Favre world. The for-now-former quarterback's cold feet about retiring and ensuing tampering allegations against a competitor dominated the news -- not just the sports pages -- this week. The attendant analysis has ranged from silly suggestions that...

By Scott Berinato | July 18, 2008; 1:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Do Your Strategy Off-Sites Pay Off?

Yearly strategy off-sites cost U.S. businesses hundreds of millions in participants' salaries alone. But most off-sites don't generate fresh ideas for strategic priorities. One reason is that many participants agree ritualistically with the top leader. To induce genuine engagement and...

By Editors | July 18, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Get the Most From Your Employees

How to get the best from employees? Instead of trying to change them, identify their unique strengths, then help them use those strengths to excel in their own way. To identify employees' strengths, ask, "What was the best day at...

By Editors | July 17, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (5)

Leadership Training in Afghanistan

Recent setbacks in Afghanistan demonstrate the real, immediate need for leadership in that fractured country. Instead of waiting around for those leaders to emerge, allied forces are actually attempting to recruit them, into the new National Military Academy of Afghanistan....

By Scott Berinato | July 16, 2008; 1:00 PM ET | Comments (1)

Get Honest Feedback on Your Strategy

Your strategy is sound, but you can't get it off the ground. That's probably because people in your unit are afraid to talk frankly and publicly about obstacles to change. But to execute your strategy, you need the unvarnished truth:...

By Editors | July 16, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

To Manage Your Career, Understand Your Strengths

Companies today aren't managing employees' careers. So it's up to you to carve out your place in the work world, know when to change course, and keep yourself engaged and productive during your work life. One way to do this...

By Editors | July 15, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Go Ahead, Make a Mistake

Most managers frown on mistakes -- their own and others. But done right, mistakes accelerate learning and sharpen your company's competitive edge. Still, mistakes are costly, so you need to extract *profitable* learning from them. A good first step is...

By Editors | July 14, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Welcome to The Intelligent Leader

On behalf of Harvard Business Publishing and, welcome to The Intelligent Leader. We're here to help you connect the news coverage found on with the leadership and management ideas from The Intelligent Leader is your new management...

By Scott Berinato | July 14, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

About Scott Berinato

Scott Berinato is an editor at and 12-year veteran of business journalism. For seven years he covered technology, security and business for CIO and CSO magazines, and prior to that he covered technology and business for PC Week. He...

By Editors | July 14, 2008; 6:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

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