Article by Karl Moore There is a great deal of natural leadership locked up in America’s prison system. Many inmates have drive, a profit orientation, charisma, and a strong ability to influence. How can they turn those strengths into successful post-prison careers? In this post, we turn to Catherine Hoke, Founder and CEO of Defy Ventures, and learn how Defy is helping to do just that.
On the LDRLB podcast (@LDRLB), we draw much of our content from the research and writings of the world’s top professors. Most are from business schools, others from a variety of fields relevant to leading organizations.
Customer Centric Metrics rescue retailer from Strategic Eccentrics: Customers take care of The Profits
Tom Peters has long argued the case for Customer Centricity. At the 2011 Progress Conference he said; “The magic formula that business has revealed is to treat their customers like guests and their employees like people.” So what is his 2013 take on strategy and leadership? Think of this as “Tom Peter’s Balanced Scorecard”.
CIRI Announces 2014 Recipients for the Award for Excellence and the Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations
The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) is pleased to announce that Katherine Vyse has been chosen as the 26th recipient of the Award for Excellence in Investor Relations and Jennifer McCaughey has been chosen as the fifth recipient of the Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations. These individuals were honoured at CIRI's 27thAnnual Investor Relations Conference in Ottawa.
Not necessarily, argues economist Vangelis Tsiligiris, stating that leadership is all about understanding change and nurturing innovation.
According to author Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, introverts think first and speak later, a characteristic American companies don't always equate with strong leadership. In some organizations, this leads to a perception gap: the incorrect assumption that an introverted leader has "tuned out" or has backed away from a problem.
America is currently facing a crisis of leadership in business and in government. Yet at the same time – participation in leadership seminars and programs has never been higher. The leadership industry, with many of its roots in America, is now a $50 billion industry. If America is so good at developing leaders however, then why is America a mess? Both presidential candidates are impressive men but neither seems, at this point, to really rise to equal leaders of the past. -Article by Karl Moore and BCom student Emma Bambrick