leadership

20th century companies defined success by their hard assets. In contrast, 21st century businesses are based around information and ideas. In this video, Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat, explores how we add value in today's contemporary business, and, by extension, as a society.
0 comments Posted 16 Dec 2010 by Kim Jokisch (Red Hat) Feed
My experience as a manager – and in particular, as the leader of a company – has been shaped by two quotes that have helped frame my thinking about that role. One is from Harold Geneen, who oversaw the growth of ITT into the first modern conglomerate: "The skill of management is achieving your... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Dec 2010 by Tim O'Reilly Feed
Over the years, I’ve picked up an unhealthy understanding of the language of business. Years of sitting in big corporate meetings will do that to you, unfortunately. Here at New Kind, my business partners will still call me out for talking about “action items,” saying something is in our “... Read more
2 comments Posted 6 Dec 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
In the years ahead, any leader who hopes to have followers will need to carefully examine the foundations of their own authority. Why? Because we live in a world where the effectiveness of positional power is rapidly diminishing—at least outside of prisons and elementary schools. Thanks to Enron,... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2010 by Gary Hamel Feed
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6 comments Posted 27 Sep 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
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6 comments Posted 27 Sep 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
A trio of recent Harvard Business Review blog posts all center around a common theme: what does it take to be a successful business leader and manager in the 21st century? What traits and characteristics should this new generation of business leader possess?
3 comments Posted 1 Sep 2010 by John Adams (Red Hat) Feed
Maybe some day we'll look back on the role of the manager in our organizations and laugh. Such a quaint trend. Kind of like having The Clapper in every room of your house, or wearing multiple Swatch watches, or working out to Richard Simmons videos. Each seemed really helpful at the time, but... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 Aug 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
This week I finally got a chance to sit down and digest IBM's latest Global CEO Study, newly published last month and entitled Capitalizing on Complexity. This marks the fourth study IBM has done (they complete them once every two years), and I've personally found them to be really useful for... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Jul 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Let's face it. There are tons of projects out there in the world being run the open source way today. While the great ones can accomplish unbelievable things, the bad ones, even the average ones, often fail to achieve their goals. In many cases, the failed projects still used many of the tenets of... Read more
7 comments Posted 7 Jun 2010 by Chris Grams Feed

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