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During the past eight years, I have had the opportunity to present leadership and business improvement training sessions to more than 1,200 CEOs from firms worth between $2 million and $500 million, as well as dozens of similar programs for senior leaders at a number of Fortune 500 companies. During these intensive workshops, I force the participants to make a critical self-examination of the current operational strengths and weaknesses of their organizations through a combination of audits, benchmarking and highly focused discussion questions.[…] Continue Reading »
SmartBrief is partnering with Big Think to create a weekly video spotlight in SmartBrief on Leadership called “VIP Corner: Video Insights Powered by Big Think.” This week, we’re featuring Anil Gupta, a global strategist.
India and China have almost unfathomably large labor markets, but unemployment is not in itself a major issue. Rather, it’s a lack of of “experienced managerial talent, and in certain specialties, certain professions like accounting in China, IT professionals in India, because essentially this kind of talent cannot be scaled up very readily,” says Anil Gupta, a business-school chair of global strategy and entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland.[…] Continue Reading »
Everyone’s worried. Who will pay for Social Security and Medicare 50 years from now? Will this texting/tweeting/PlayStation generation of kids have the requisite social skills to conduct the business of the world when their time comes? How will we support our music, arts and theater if government contributions fall victim to budget cuts?
Yes, there are concerns, but I’m writing with a different message.[…] Continue Reading »
Last week, we asked: What’s more important in a leader’s presentation?
- Consistency: The leader’s actions following the presentation must match what he/she said: 65.18%
- Confidence: The way the leader carries himself/herself and delivers the message is critical: 23.08%
- Content: The information the leader presents is the most important thing: 11.74%
It’s not the presentation.[…] Continue Reading »