Business in Action, 9th Ed.
Chapter 7: Management Roles, Functions, and Skills
"Chris Zook explains how you can fight bureaucracy by thinking like a founder.
"Tom Peters [photo, left] reflects on a half-century spent studying management.
"Diversity is among the most critical issues and opportunities we face today.
"Leadership comes in many packages.
"To reach that state of loyalty where people trust you at your every word requires the daily act of exposing your values, beliefs, convictions, and morals to others in close quarters.
According to John Baldoni (photo, left), "A leader’s legacy is a sum of pluses and minuses.
"The ability to think through problems to the second, third, and nth order—or what we will call second-order thinking for short—is a powerful tool that great thinkers use to their advantage all the time.
"Imagine that you’re sitting at a poker table.
"The pitfalls of leadership spring from within," warns Dan Rockwell (photo, left) in a post at his blog.
"Making mistakes is a great way to learn tough lessons, but can be costly in terms of time and resources.
"Why are weaknesses and fatal flaws so hard for us to spot in ourselves?
According to Helen Rothberg (photo, left), "Over the past 25 years, I've coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg's, Monsanto, SoCalGas, Newark City Government, The United Way, IBM, and AT&T.
"Trusting others doesn’t mean that you abdicate your responsibility as a leader.
"What leader wouldn't want a team filled with these high-performing folks?
"I became an HR person in 1984, when many of my readers had not been born yet.
"Studies of leaders often focus on their style or charisma, but we wanted to look at how workers are affected by their boss’s technical competence.
Julie Winkle Giulioni reports at SmartBrief.
"The automation of work and the digital disruption of business models place a premium on leaders who can create a vision of change and frame it positively.
Adam Grant (photo, left) interviews Tony Hsieh at a recent Wharton People Analytics Conference.
Tor Constantino (photo, left) covers the topic at Entrepreneur.
"Knowledge@Wharton recently interviewed [Dinesh] Paliwal to talk about Harman’s transformation.
"For their service in the 2006 Battle of Ramadi, Navy SEAL Team Three Task Unit Bruiser and its commander Jocko Willink [photo, lef] became the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War," writes Dragan Radovanovic and Richard Feloni.