Archive: August 17, 2008 - August 23, 2008

What Apple Knows That Facebook Doesn't

Blog post of the week goes to Umair Haque, who's in full Haquian bloom (read enough of his work and you'll understand what I mean) as he tears down Facebook's strategy versus Apple's. You may have heard that Apple's iPhone...

By Scott Berinato | August 22, 2008; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (1)

What Your Boss Expects of You

Relationships between bosses and subordinates strongly influence any team's success. Yet while the leadership literature specifies actions bosses should take, it says little about what leaders should expect from their followers. One thing your boss should expect from you is...

By washingtonpost.com Editor | August 22, 2008; 8:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

How to Enjoy Your Successes

No matter how successful you are, there's always another promotion to win, more money to make, a bigger house to buy. No wonder you're stressed! To enjoy your victories (rather than stressing about what's next), imagine success as comprising four...

By washingtonpost.com Editor | August 21, 2008; 9:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Decline and Fall of Powerful Leaders

We're going to hop around the world today. Let's start in Pakistan. The resignation of Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf seemed to come swiftly after a few days of buzz and speculation. But Musharraf's rule, argues Barbara Kellerman, effectively ended a...

By Scott Berinato | August 20, 2008; 2:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fix Your Company's Strategic Planning Process

The traditional strategic planning process has serious flaws. For example, it's conducted annually, so it doesn't help executives respond swiftly to threats and opportunities that arise throughout the year. And top leaders usually visit one unit at a time to...

By washingtonpost.com Editor | August 20, 2008; 8:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Refocus on What *Really* Matters to You

Are you devoting your time and energy to what really matters to you? If not, you may be taking on obligations that are siphoning precious resources away from your deepest convictions. To regain control over your life, list your values...

By washingtonpost.com Editor | August 19, 2008; 9:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Need Leadership Inspiration? Leave Business

Well, don't leave, but look outside the business world. Management ideas these days, it seems, are as likely to come from sports or science. And examples of great leadership (and poor leadership) to inspire leaders seem less likely than ever...

By Scott Berinato | August 18, 2008; 1:35 PM 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 washingtonpost.com Editor | August 18, 2008; 8:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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