Management Minute Articles
Dr. Brad Winn, Executive and Online MBA Director, delivers short lessons on how to become a better leader at work, home, and in your community. Lessons that working professionals need to know in the fast-paced, ever-changing, work environment.
Change Champs & Change Chumps: A Story of Leaders, Burning Ambition, and Alignment
Leaders need to focus their organizations on where they want to go. We mistakenly search for the one big thing that will create success. Success comes from the aggregation of marginal gains. It comes from making a large number of very small changes that collectively generate the momentum needed.
Developing NextGen Leaders: Voicing Values and Getting Results
All employees can have meaningful influence. There are certain times when we all risen to the occasion in exceptional or unexpected ways. We can look back and think of times when we were at our best or when we may have been in a “moment of greatness.” But the question is, “Why do some leaders stay in the leadership zone more often, create more value, have more impact, and inspire better results?”
Driving Stability & Disruption: How Stablerupting Leaders Unleash Innovation
Great leaders support employees who are innovative and disrupt the status quo. Real growth in the market only occurs when organizations continually adapt and innovate to offer relevant value. Leaders need to create a safe way for new ideas to be expressed and developed.
EBM: What It Is and Why Leaders Struggle Using It
Great leaders rely on evidence. Evidence-based management (EBM) has been discussed for decades as a superior way for managers and leaders to make decisions. We’ll look at the evidence for evidence-based management and review the what, why, and how of EBM.
Leadership and Deep Change: The Business Case for Organizational Virtuousness
How do leaders inspire meaningful change? Executives are discovering that for them to lead better, they need to focus on living better. In this era of fast-paced change, rather than working harder, executives might consider slowing down and looking inward for opportunities to reinvent themselves.
Leadership and Imagination: The Creative Act of Imagining Novel Strategy
Leadership requires imagination. How are new ideas formed and how do they result in the discovery of opportunities? What happens in the mind of successful entrepreneurs that leads to new value creation? As it turns out, the source of generating new ideas is imagination.
Leading through Crisis: When Downsizing Results in a Standing Ovation
Leaders can learn the art of downsizing. The downsizing process can lead to long-term higher performance and both the people who leave and the people who remain can feel honored and validated. The culture can be ennobling and the organization can exceed expectations, even in times of crisis.
The leadership development imperative: Preparing today’s leaders for tomorrow’s challenges
Leaders at all levels will continue to face a future of unknown difficulties and challenges. They will need to be able to refocus their leadership development strategies by better understanding and placing leaders’ challenges at the center of development.
They’ve Got Leaving on Their Minds: Leading for Keeps Amid the Big Quit
In response to the Great Resignation, companies have pulled out all the stops to keep the talent they have from walking out the door. Perhaps the most common tactic is to increase compensation. Many companies are promising more flexible work arrangements. Other approaches involve offering more employee-centric amenities and more support programs, such as increased access to physical and mental wel...
When Leaders Fail to Execute Strategy: Insights from Marketing Research
Implementation is the harder half of strategy and often where strategic efforts fail. Lessons learned from the field of marketing can provide new insights for leaders and HR professionals with regard to human capital and strategy implementation.
Women in Leadership
Executives can make a meaningful difference in addressing the dearth of women in leadership. It is time for organizational leaders – those who bear the stewardship of power – to move from commitment to action, and show how executives can enculturate greater inclusivity of women in their companies.