News and Articles


Authentic Leadership
“Authentic leadership” is a construct being used regularly in the leadership literature. But what does it mean? This article provides a review of this concept and some experiences that exemplify it.

Narrative Leadership
Stephen Denning has inaugurated a new area of leadership study and practice, the “Art and Discipline of Business Narrative”, which is his subtitle to his 2005 book, The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling .

Transformational Leadership
Traces the history and application of this concept, including the 4 “I” elements introduced by Bernard Bass.

Emotional Intelligence
A series of articles about Emotional Intelligence, a term first coined by Jack Mayer (U. New Hampshire) and Peter Salovey (Yale), which describes the importance of “people skills” in leadership.

Moral Intelligence
An integrative approach to intelligence, focusing on morals, ethics, and actions.

Cultural Intelligence
As described by P. Christopher Earley (London Business School) and Elaine Mosakowski (University of Colorado-Boulder), Cultural Intelligence (CI) is the “seemingly natural ability for an outsider to a culture to interpret someone’s unfamiliar and ambiguous actions or gestures the way that person’s cultural compatriots would.”

Corporate Culture
What is the current state of research and experience on the development of “Corporate Culture”?

Intercultural Development Inventory
The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is a diagnostic tool for measuring “intercultural sensitivity” developed and validated by Milton Bennett and Mitchell Hammer.

Social Intelligence
A concept first described in detail by Karl Albrecht, and reconstructed by Daniel Goleman.

Adversity Quotient
A concept developed by Paul Stoltz of PEAK Learning, Inc. Adversity Quotient (AQ) describes a person’s ability to respond productively in times of stress.

Frederick Winslow Taylor, The Father of Scientific Management
Why a man who now is primarily remembered as an “efficiency expert,” still offers important insights.

How a group of individuals can learn to think, and act, like a (high-performance) team.

A look at the benefits of the coaching process (and some contrasts)

Personality Testing
The appropriate use the personality testing to assess potential new hires.

Advanced Notes on Leadership