It's time to reinvent management. You can help.
My conversation with our newest MIX Maverick Andrew McAfee yielded all kinds of bracing insight when it comes to how we set strategy, structure work, unleash talent, and measure success. But I haven’t been able to shake one idea in particular he threw out at the end of our conversation as a...
Blog by Polly LaBarre on September 9, 2010
One enduring change in the management lexicon brought about by the dotcom revolution was the term business model —how a firm makes money. The concept had been in existence for decades, but the competition between "old" and "new" economy firms, with very different business models, helped to...
Blog by Julian Birkinshaw on September 2, 2010
Know how to project power, counsels Stanford management professor Bob Sutton, since those you lead need to believe you have it for it to be effective. And to lock in your team’s loyalty, boldly defend their backs. Bosses matter. They matter because more than 95 percent of all people in the...
Blog by McKinsey & Company on August 30, 2010
by Joy Kosta Ben Heineman, GE's former senior vice-president for law and public affairs and currently a senior fellow at Harvard Law School and at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, also author of "High Performance with High Integrity," says that effective leaders “find a sound balance between...
Blog by HCI on August 19, 2010
Here at the MIX we believe that great ideas can come from anybody and anywhere in the world—as long as you're open and clever enough to ask for them. We're not sure how clever we are, but we're asking. We want YOUR great ideas when it comes to reinventing management. That's what the MIX is designed...
Blog by Polly LaBarre on May 14, 2010
Garth Saloner, dean of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, discusses the challenge business schools face in educating students for a new world of companies without borders.
Blog by McKinsey & Company on April 28, 2010
This year’s Global Leadership Summit at London Business School will focus on emerging markets. The success of the BRIC countries over the last decade has been well documented and justifiably celebrated. But what are the lessons we can learn from their explosive growth and which emerging markets are...
Mick Blowfield examines the recent Climategate scandal and explores the damage it can cause managers who are too easily mystified or misled. Read the full article on London Business School's site.
The model of the single powerful leader who operates through command and control is attractive in its simplicity. This model of leadership often gets reinforced in the media, as well as by demanding shareholders. In reality, it is impractical to expect the single leader to have all the answers, and...
Blog by Terri Kelly on April 8, 2010
Most economic theories (and many managers) assume that the best way to get what you want from workers is give them the right financial incentives. But most real people have lots of reasons for working besides just making money. They work to have fun, to socialize with others, to challenge...
Blog by Tom Malone on April 8, 2010

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