Tag Archives: management

The board member’s dilemma: supervising when you don’t (fully) understand

The board member’s dilemma: supervising when you don’t (fully) understand

Executives chosen to serve on top-level panels such as boards of directors or strategic steering committees face a common issue: such people are very busy running their own businesses, so how can they effectively provide oversight and leadership given their limited time and incomplete expertise? Whether in big business or non-profit organisations, negative headlines have… Read more

Unsung heroes – why middle managers are often the true stars of successful businesses

Unsung heroes – why middle managers are often the true stars of successful businesses

In business, as in sport, there are heroes. On the sports field it could be the player who scored a tournament-winning goal, and in business it’s the leader whose vision helped rejuvenate a tired company. But the CEO-worshipping “heroic leadership” concept doesn’t always hold water. The true heroes in business are often the middle managers,… Read more