Leaders today experience a disconnect between classic leadership skills and the speed and pace of a volatile, connected world. What does it mean to be authentic today? To be as close as you can be to who you really are, while at the same time delivering what followers need in a global, networked world? My intent is to provoke debate on this critical topic.

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The Shifting Problem of Strategy Failing

We know that change initiatives fail about 70 percent of the time.  We also know that a new strategy brings change, so strategy also fails more often than it succeeds.  At worst, we get...

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I have been travelling to India, on business and for leisure, since the late 1990s and was one of the earlier teachers at the India School of Business in Hyderabad. I have ridden the Maharaja...

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Making Strategy Happen

Every year, companies spend billions of dollars on strategy guidance from some of the best brains on the planet.  Yet McKinsey and other studies show that 70 percent of change initiatives...

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Strategy Lessons from Bats

Bats are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight.  Microbats use echolocation to navigate and forage, often in total darkness.  (Megabats have good visual acuity)....

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