Lessons in Leadership to Last a Lifetime

Leading Blog

A FTER 18 YEARS on the MIT faculty, I thought I knew a thing or two about leadership. But in 1999, at the height of the Internet boom, I took a two-year leave of absence to serve as director of system architecture at Akamai Technologies, an MIT start-up located here in Cambridge.

How I Became A Leader Without Any Formal Training

Lead Change Blog

I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for Apple’s Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Lynch. That’s a colossal amount of time, but what impresses me the most is the way in which he appears to have developed strong leadership skills from virtually nothing.

How to Stop Selling Your Ideas and Start Enrolling People in Them

Next Level Blog

These days, Donagh is the chief technology officer for the restaurant company, Bloomin’ Brands. You may have noticed that these steps lead to more of a collaborative approach to leadership than a heroic approach. Communications Influence leadership resultsThink about the last time you made a big purchase like a car, a major appliance or a mattress.

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The ‘Old Economy’ Needs a Rocket Man

In the CEO Afterlife

Most problems in business begin with leadership. Right away, he replaced the chief operating officer, chief marketing officer, chief technology officer and chief talent officer.

Team Building Agenda: Kick-off Program for IT Leadership Team

Mike Cardus

Below is the Day-1 ‘Kick-off’ program to 4 months of work I will be doing with an IT Leadership Team. IT Leadership Director Team Building & Leadership Agenda – Kick-Off. IT Leadership Program Agenda.

How to deal with cyber-attacks: publicly or privately?

Strategy Driven

Further, if the rearguard strategy backfires, or is exposed by the press, this can amplify the damage to a company’s brand and leadership, not to mention potential legal consequences if a court can prove negligence.

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Management Craft

Elaine Biech author, The Business of Consulting and editor, The ASTD Leadership Handbook. “If Cory Bouck , Director of Organizational Development & Learning at Johnsonville Sausage; author of The Lens of Leadership : Being the Leader Others WANT to Follow.

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The Professional: Seven New Rules

Strategy Driven

Consider the chief technology officer of a company who is able to influence standards by being on an industry body – the revenue impact of such a thing can be immense.

To Be Number One, Get the Right Number Two

Harvard Business Review

political system, the business world has no rules requiring that every leader have a backup, or that every corporate chief executive has a chief operating officer. Leadership development Succession planning

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Will Oracle’s Co-CEO Setup Work?

Harvard Business Review

Ellison will remain chairman of the board and will still serve as chief technology officer. Last year we published a post on shared leadership by David Heenan, a Georgetown professor who wrote a book on the topic called Co-Leaders. 2 executives, we believe, are those of a leader and a chief ally. Leadership Larry Ellison announced yesterday that he was stepping down as CEO of Oracle, the company he co-founded in 1977.

How to Bring in a New CEO for Your Startup

Harvard Business Review

They have an even harder time admitting that the answer might be new leadership. As a venture begins achieving a solid foothold in the marketplace, it needs different leadership capabilities to create maximum shareholder value.

A Hands-Off Approach to Open Innovation Doesn’t Work

Harvard Business Review

In particular, large companies want to partner with small firms that have developed advanced, game-changing technologies. They focused on the entrepreneurial talent, not the technology.

Oracle: The Worst-Governed, Best-Run Company Around

Harvard Business Review

The 70-year-old will stay on as the software giant’s executive chairman and also its chief technology officer — the latter title a formalization of a role he was already playing. Boards Leadership Technology After 37 years in charge, Larry Ellison finally stepped down as Oracle’s CEO on Thursday. Except that he’s not really stepping down.

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Reversing the Curse of Dominant Logic

Harvard Business Review

Rich countries are the most technologically advanced. We should be able to meet their needs with cheap products based on older technology. We excel in product leadership and advanced technology — values inconsistent with the ultra-low-cost products poor countries require. Bulk up on emerging market knowledge and expertise: Paliwal now transports his entire leadership team to China for a month every year.

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How to Harness the Customer Awakening

Harvard Business Review

As I explain in my book, The Hidden Wealth of Customers , HDS marketing executives Brian Householder and Asim Zaheer took, in effect, the Founding Fathers' approach to assert leadership in the conversation. HDS put Hu Yoshida , its highly-respected chief technology officer, in the limelight to attract high-level audiences. For example, the Facebook page might post links to blog posts by Yoshida on the latest video technology or storage trends.

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

Harvard Business Review

“When you’re a technical expert, you know your value to the organization,” says Wanda Wallace, President and CEO of Leadership Forum and author of Reaching the Top. The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you?

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When an Activist Hedge Fund Thinks a Company’s Salaries Are Too High, Who’s Right?

Harvard Business Review

The company, founded in 1996 by an engineer from Xerox’s legendary Palo Alto Research Center , Pradeep Sindhu (who remains its chief technology officer and vice chairman), was one of the highest flyers of the fin de siècle tech stock boom. attempt to change the leadership and strategic direction of the company. Finance Tech industry Technology

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A Global Online Network Lets Health Professionals Share Expertise

Harvard Business Review

Hours later, he was reading detailed replies from a tuberculosis advisor in Azerbaijan and a medical officer at the World Health Organization. Health Information & technology Internet Knowledge management

Ocado Is Transforming Online Grocery Shopping with AI, But A Skills Challenge Lies Ahead - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM OCADO 

Harvard Business Review

By Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer, Ocado. This has been our experience at Ocado, a leading online-only grocery retailer, as we’ve embedded AI across our technology estate. The technology that powers this revolutionary solution is designed and built in-house, and we are now making this platform available to large brick-and-mortar grocery retailers around the world. Technology Innovation Business processes Growth strategy Sponsor Content