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Use Whitman and Jobs as Your Role Models | TechRepublic

#leadership #leader #tech #consulting #callistecomm According to John McKee 2011, “Takeaway: Today — more than ever — says executive leadership coach John M. McKee, leaders need to be guided by the right role models. He explains why Jobs and Whitman are those role models.

Regardless of industry, organization, gender, or even country, the leaders who are the most successful are usually very savvy at getting their own way. Because of that, they make massive impacts and leave their mark on the organization or even industry.” Read more >;content


Best Leaders Know What They Stand For | TechRepublic

#leadership #leader #tech #consulting #callistecomm According to John McKee 2011, “Takeaway: Ever notice that some leaders and some organizations seem to be able to move forward in any environment, while others seem stalled? There’s a reason for this, says executive leadership coach John M. McKee.

Why do some leaders, even those with very little education, like Sam Walton of Wal-Mart, make more effective bosses than others who have studied the theories of management for years?” Read more >;content


HP’s CEO Failure was Lack of Leadership Savvy | TechRepublic

tn-hp-logo#leadership #leaders #tech #innovation According to John McKee 2011, “Takeaway: It’s not what you’re selling — it’s what you stand for. For both leaders and organizations it’s important to keep this rule of success in mind.

Recently fired Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker set at least one new record during his brief tenure — the company lost nearly $40B in value during his 11-month rein. He wasn’t the first choice of everyone on the board when he replaced Mark Hurd; some decision makers had apparently doubted if he had the right stuff. To his credit, Apotheker was savvy enough to negotiate himself a nice “parting gift,” reportedly worth about $25M in money and stock as a severance package. But based on readers’ comments about my blog in August where I cited HP, I’m guessing his payout has outraged many who still care about the company.

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How ‘master innovators’ play by different rules | TechRepublic

#innovation #leadership #leaders #tech According to Jason Hiner 2011, “Takeaway: IT executives are under increasing pressure to become innovation leaders. These secrets from master innovators could hold the key.

Technology is all about innovation, or at least it’s supposed to be since we live in an era of sweeping technological progress. Unfortunately, a lot of IT departments are so bogged down in maintaining old systems and keeping the world running that they spend very little time looking for a better way. As a result, a lot of IT leaders are increasingly feeling the heat to break out of that cycle and become innovation leaders.” Read more >;roto-fd-feature


Analysis: Why Would Anyone Want To Be Yahoo’s CEO? | Reuters

According to Peter Lauria 2011, “There are few surer ways for an executive to lose a good reputation than to be CEO of Yahoo Inc. Just ask Carol Bartz or Terry Semel. As the company searches for Bartz’s replacement, its biggest obstacle is likely the track record of past CEOs after they moved under Yahoo’s figurative purple umbrella.” Read More > yahoo_logo_2


The Economist’s The Economist Innovation Awards and Summit 2011 Oct. 20 – Oct. 21, 2011

economistconferences_theme_logoAccording to the Economist 2011, “Who’s the greatest innovator of all time? Vote Now.” Participate between now and October 14, 2011 to cast your vote . “A Decade of Celebrating World Changing Innovation.”

Economist adds, “About – As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of our Innovation Awards programme, we have created The Anniversary Award –  a one-time honour which recognises the essence of truly great innovation. We are inviting Economist readers and the wider community the opportunity to vote on who of our previous winners is the most significant to them.” Read more >


The Economist’s High Growth Markets Summit Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2011

economistconferences_theme_logoThe line-up is phenomenal. The Economist’s High Growth Markets Summit Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2011 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London

According to the Economist Conferences 2011, “There are hundreds of reasons why your company should be investing in high-growth markets; it’s a world of opportunity. But this is a two-way situation: for every new opportunity in a high-growth market there are new high-growth competitors. They operate not only in their home environments but are also expanding globally. Consequently competition is escalating very quickly around the globe. In this new world of hypercompetition, how can businesses operate successfully? What are the strategies companies adopt to stand out?”


EIU: Executive Briefing Joins Forces with Harvard Business Review

eiu_harvard_logo Economist Intelligence Unit and Harvard Business School Publishing have joined forces to create the definitive source of best-practice management thinking and advice for senior managers. I’ve been an EIU executive member panelists for 5+ years now. I enjoy the reports, survey’s and articles. Read More (Image is owned by Economist and Harvard Business Review.)


Activision Blizzard Joins Broad Coalition Urging Rejection by The U.S. Supreme Court on California’s Flawed Restrictions of Video Game Purchases

(PRESS RELEASE) SANTA MONICA – Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), the interactive entertainment software industry’s leading publisher, today announced it supports respondents in Schwarzenegger v. EMA (No. 08-1448) and has joined the historic alliance of film, music, publishing, advertising, journalism, creative guilds, software, comic books, and other media-related groups, as well as 10 state Attorneys General, numerous legal scholars and social science professionals urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a 2005 California law that would interfere with the First Amendment by creating an unprecedented exception for unprotected speech. Read more >


What is Nanotechnology? | Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN)

According to the Center for Responsible #Nanotechnology 2008, “A basic definition: #Nanotechnology is the #engineering of functional #systems at the molecular scale. This covers both current work and concepts that are more advanced.” Article Continued > #nanotechnology #nanotech #CRN #engineering #consulting @Callistecomm