Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

The new question Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times. The new study Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins’s prior work by its focus not just on performance, but also on the type of unstable environments faced … Lire la suite

Peut-on sauver la fonction RH ?

 Un patron, embauchant son futur DRH, s’étonnait que les candidats, tous de haut niveau, avec de « beaux » parcours, ne parlaient que de gains, de procédures, de systèmes… Peu avaient utilisé les mots culture d’entreprise ou relations. Sauf en figure imposée et sans grande conviction manifeste. Quid de la fonction RH d’aujourd’hui et de demain? Les items recueillis lors d’entretiens et retranscrits ici ne sont pas enchainés les uns aux autres. Il n’y a pas de classement, de priorisation, d’importance, de causalité. Nous les avons enregistrés. Il faut les prendre, un par un, en s’interrogeant sur sa propre situation et sa … Lire la suite

Le film du nouveau programme dirigeant de l’EDHEC à Paris

« Nous avons bâti ce programme, pour préparer des managers à devenir des dirigeants. Nous leur offrons l’opportunité de renforcer leurs compétences techniques, tout en se forgeant des convictions managériales, éthiques fortes pour animer les organisations. Notre conviction est que la réussite professionnelle, l’adhésion des équipes, le développement des affaires passent par un management qui a compris que les bons résultats financiers ont pour origine des hommes et des femmes qui se respectent pour construire ensemble. L’Advanced Management Programme de l’EDHEC vous prépare à aborder les sujets les plus difficiles par la réflexion sur l’expérience croisée avec les fondamentaux académiques de la gestion … Lire la suite

Extra Thinking Time Leads to Ethical Decisions

87% of research subjects opted not to lie for self-gain if they were given three minutes to contemplate their choice, compared with just 56% of participants who were told to make an immediate decision, says a team led by J. Keith Murnighan of Northwestern University. In a paper published in the Academy of Management Journal, the researchers suggest that in companies with a « fast pulse » and a tendency to reward quick decision making, employees may make ethical missteps because they lack adequate time for contemplation. Study suggests disarmingly simple way to better job ethics: slow down… Full study : http://www.aomonline.org Source: http://web.hbr.org

Most Popular Ideas from Harvard

Here are the Top 10 most-read articles and 10 most-read working papers that appeared in HBS Working Knowledge in 2011. What CEOs Do, and How They Can Do it Better (29,119) http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6665.html Published: April 25, 2011 A CEO’s schedule is especially important to a firm’s financial success, which raises a few questions: What do they do all day? Can they be more efficient time managers? HBS professor Raffaella Sadun and colleagues set out to find some answers. Being the Boss (26,224) http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6573.html Published: January 17, 2011 Striking the right balance between good management and good leadership is a daunting but … Lire la suite

Top Companies World Map – Best Practices

You can’t build a great business without nurturing from within. Meet the firms that are doing it right. A great map of 25 Top Companies for Leadership Development. Examples of good initiatives include:  Sending leadership SWAT teams around the world to coach local staff (IBM)  90% of management promotions being internal (General Mills) Sending young managers to live in Indian villages so that they can understand the needs of rural consumers (HUL) CEO devoting about 40% of his time to leadership development (GE)  Half of variable comp for senior execs influenced by mentoring skills and other leadership behaviors (Eli Lilly) … Lire la suite

World’s top 50 Business Thinkers

The definitive listing of the world’s top 50 business thinkers is out. 1  Clayton Christensen (28) 2  W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne (5) 3  Vijay Govindarajan (24) 4  Jim Collins (17) 5  Michael Porter (11) 6  Roger Martin (32) 7  Marshall Goldsmith (14) 8  Marcus Buckingham (25) 9  Don Tapscott (39) 10  Malcolm Gladwell (2) Full list: http://www.thinkers50.com/results/2011 Have a good reading! A lot of new ideas to discover and nurture…

From an I.T. Revolution to a Management Revolution

A very interesting paper from Thomas Friedman in the New York Times points out: While Wall Street is being rattled by a social revolution, Silicon Valley is being by transformed by another technology revolution — one that is taking the world from connected to hyperconnected and individuals from empowered to superempowered. It is the biggest leap forward in the I.T. revolution since the mainframe computer was replaced by desktops and the Web. It is going to change everything about how companies and societies operate. Marc Benioff, the founder of Salesforce.com, a cloud-based software provider, describes this phase of the I.T. … Lire la suite

How great leaders inspire action: a great video

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question « Why? » His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers. Simon Sinek In 2009, Simon Sinek released the book « Start With Why » — a synopsis of the theory he has begun using to teach others how to become effective leaders and inspire change. Source : http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html