IBJ Insights

Ethical Leadership Then and Now

by , Issue: November / December 2015

A unique examination of economic conditions and success at war during the tenure of 19 kings of Judah supports the modern case for ethical leadership.

The Art of Early Talent Spotting

by Issue: November / December 2015

Not all jobs lend themselves to demonstrations of leadership potential, which is why organizations need to systematically look for “glimmers” of talent.

Leadership Lessons Out of the Horrors of Auschwitz

by Issue: November / December 2015

Forgiving is rarely easy, but Holocaust survivor Eva Kor insists it is key to peace on Earth, not to mention clearing (and calming) the mind of decision makers.

Don’t Always Mind the Talent Gap

by Issue: November / December 2015

Emerging thinking suggests it can pay to focus talent development on magnifying executive strengths rather than mitigating executive weaknesses.

Losing Anthopoulos Is Major League Loss for Blue Jays

by Issue: September / October 2015

The focus on character that Toronto’s outgoing GM put in place did more than make the Jays a class act. It created an outstanding ball club.

Speaking Your Way to the Corner Office

by Issue: July / August 2015

Collaborating with a professional speechwriter should be a journey, with nobody entirely certain of the outcome at the start. But the objective is always being memorable for something, hopefully your key message.
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Protect Your Brand: Join the Retail Fight Club

by Issue: July / August 2015

Product counterfeiters hurt more than just corporate bottom lines. They put jobs at risk, and threaten consumers. And the problem is just going to get worse, so here is how to fight back.

Sales Force Management is for Leaders (Not Closers)

by Issue: July / August 2015

Forget what Alec Baldwin’s character says in the classic industry movie Glengarry Glen Ross. It really takes more than salespersonship to run a sales team.

Catch Yourself before Slipping into Default

by Issue: May / June 2015

Knee-jerk decisions lead to inappropriate behaviour more often than you think. This article looks at how to avoid falling victim to your personal autopilot.

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