Archive: December 14, 2008 - December 20, 2008

Teaching Leadership Skills

One of your most crucial jobs as a manager is to help develop your direct reports' leadership capabilities. Action learning can help. Through action learning, individuals work through actual business problems and apply lessons learned to new challenges. How it...

By Editors | December 19, 2008; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Drive Your Own Development as a Leader

Many top-performing companies are investing in "pull" (self-directed) leadership-development approaches. In "pull" approaches, people have extensive choice and flexibility and take more responsibility for enhancing their leadership talents. How to fully exploit "pull" approaches? One way is to focus on...

By Editors | December 18, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Top 10 Ways Obama Can Change American Culture

Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter blogs at about leadership, innovation and change. Here she offers 10 ways Obama's presidency could change "the work ethic and business norms that can support recovery and competitiveness." In the transition to...

By Editors | December 17, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Combat Prejudice to Get the Promotion You Want

Are you being kept from advancing to more senior roles because of your race or gender? Ascending the corporate ladder is tough for all contenders, but women and minorities often face especially great challenges. One strategy is to look beyond...

By Editors | December 17, 2008; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

How General Motors Violated Your Trust

Here's Harvard Business School Professor and marketing expert John Quelch on the eight reasons GM's marketing efforts have failed so catastrophically. This post originally appeared at In a fascinating mea culpa, General Motors has finally discovered the consumer...

By Editors | December 15, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (4)

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