In recent weeks, we’ve seen how concentrated power and a lack of diverse perspectives on corporate boards can cause systemic blind spots in organizations and lead them into avoidable crises.
With the US midterm elections just in the rear view mirror, domestic political activism and social consciousness are not surprisingly at peak levels.. Individuals are obviously energized, but so are companies. For instance, more than 135 employers including Cava, Walmart, Levi Strauss & Co, Tyson Foods, and Patagonia, have launched campaigns to promote civic engagement … Continued
As more and more consultants, managers, and other observers of organizational life are talking about psychological safety, the risk of misunderstanding what the concept is all about has intensified. Here are some common misconceptions, along with clarifications.
Amy Edmondson describes three steps leaders can take to create psychological safety, the prerequisite for greater innovation and growth.
Coca-Cola Chairman Muhtar Kent shared his views on sustainable innovation and business transformation in a keynote speech to the International Academy of Management (IAM) Global Forum at the University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business.
We would like to thank Sanjay Sharma and, of course, the University of Vermont for this successful and stimulating meeting. They were, without a doubt, great hosts. Also, thanks to Stuart Hart and Paul Laudicina who, together with Sanjay, worked tirelessly to make this an unforgettable meeting. We leave some of the images of the … Continued
Sanjay Sharma, dean of the University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business, has been named the 2018 Fetner Sustainable Enterprise Fellow.
Years ago, Theodore Levitt, a marketing professor at the Harvard Business School, published a popular article entitled “Marketing Myopia.” Many people in business today, despite not having read the article, subscribe to the idea. It is that companies should define themselves in terms of broad industry perspective rather than narrow product position. To take Levitt’s … Continued
Amy Edmondson, a professor in leadership and management at Harvard Business School, has studied three different kinds of failures: preventable failure, complex failure and intelligent failure.
Imagine working for a company with no bosses. On your first day, you are given a handbook for new employees. This will be “the greatest professional experience of your life”, you read.