Category: Leadership

Scenario Planning and Agility: The Case for Scenarios In an Uncertain World

Scenario Planning and Agility: The Case for Scenarios In an Uncertain World Scenario planning and agility. Too often, managers and leaders focus on how to control the near-term. They don’t take the time to consider if what they prioritize as important today, will be useful, valuable, or applicable to some future state of the organization. .

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What Leaders Can Learn from Playing Video Games: Why Excellence is a Mystery

Be it Angry Birds or Galaga, Fallout or Call of Duty, knowing what good likes like is pretty easy. You gain an achievement, rack up three stars or land on a leaderboard. In the pre-social gaming days, it was a local leaderboard, the one on the game you were playing at Shakey’s Pizza during lunch.

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What Leaders Can Learn From Playing Video Games: Mentoring

What Leaders Can Learn From Playing Video Games: Mentoring Angry Birds players rack up high scores from exhibiting the most destructive of behaviors. In the world of management, however, it is important to think about the young birds, before they become angry, and how to help them find their place. How can you help them prosper? How.

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Russia and Ukraine Expose Weak Link in NASA Planning

Today the BBC asks, “Could tensions over Ukraine hit space?”  The answer: absolutely, but NASA has not behaved like the master planner it should be with missions stretching far out in time. If NASA had effectively, and I say effectively because I can’t believe somewhere in NASA somebody didn’t run a scenario planning project that pointed.

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Celebrity Insights: Star Trek’s Chase Masterson – Leadership Lessons from a Dabo Girl

What can we learn about leadership from a Dabo girl? Well, a lot as it turns out. I had the pleasure of hanging out with several Star Trek celebrities over the course of a recent Seattle convention weekend. I was particularly struck by Chase Masterson — Star Trek Deep Space Nine’s Leeta, the most featured of.

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5 Reasons to Rediscover Management and Question the Focus on Leadership

Peter Drucker didn’t really believe in leadership as the core skill for business. Looking at his quotes yields an equivalency between efficiency and management, and between effectiveness and leadership. Management does things right, and leaders do the right things. But beyond a few passing quotes, Drucker dedicated himself to helping people do things right.  Drucker.

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