What does a manager do most days? If your answer involves going to meetings, revising budgets, and checking and writing emails, you will greatly benefit from reading about one manager who changed this work pattern.
Widely seen as the key for ensuring quality in corporate governance, the board of directors has been a particular focal point for reform.
Companies seeking to expand their global presence are increasingly entering emerging markets. However, the rules for doing business are not always the same. John Mullins explores ways you can do business ethically wherever you choose to go.
Here is a tricky question: How many living management gurus can you name who did not learn their trade in North America? I have asked many colleagues this question, and it’s pretty hard to come up with a good list. For example, consider the individuals in last year’s “Thinkers 50” ranking list. Most of the obvious non-American names such as Mohammed Yunus, Ratan Tata, and Manfred Kets de Vries actually studied in the US, so they don’t count. By my reckoning, there are only seven who make the cut: Richard Branson (Virgin), Kris Gopalakrishnan (Infosys), Kjell Nordstrom and Jonas Ridderstrale (Stockholm School of Economics), Lynda Gratton, Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones (London Business School). Does this matter? I think it does.