Archive: May 17, 2009 - May 23, 2009

Is Your Company Brave Enough to Survive?

Freek Vermeulen is an Associate Professor of Strategic & International Management at the London Business School. His blog, Strategy Freek, appears on HarvardBusiness.org. As a professor of strategy, lately I've been getting asked quite a lot, "What can our company...

By Susan Jackson | May 22, 2009; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Are You a Leader in Denial?

More than 10 percent of U.S. companies disappear annually -- often owing to their leaders' denial that consumer needs are changing. Henry Ford failed to notice in the late 1920s that consumers wanted more from a car than transportation; theywanted...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 22, 2009; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Recession Leadership: On Sinking, Missing, and Rocking the Boat

Bill Taylor is an agenda-setting writer, speaker, and entrepreneur, and is the cofounder of Fast Company. His blog, Practically Radical, can be found at HarvardBusiness.org. For months, I have argued that a down economy can be a great opportunity for...

By Susan Jackson | May 20, 2009; 9:10 AM ET | Comments (1)

Become an Authentic Speaker

You rehearse your speeches thoroughly--including mastering body language. But when you deliver your presentations, your listeners seem unmoved. Why? You're probably coming across as inauthentic. That's because when speakers rehearse body-language elements, they use them after speaking the associated words...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 20, 2009; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Make Innovation Business as Usual

To grow, a company must constantly create new offerings. But for many large corporations, innovation is an unnatural act. Why? Resistance stifles new ideas, and silos block the cross-functional cooperation needed to commercialize innovations. One way to dismantle these boundaries...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 18, 2009; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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