Among today’s most prized leadership qualities: Playing nicely

Viewed in The Wall Street Journal The rise to the top of a corporation, as nearly any corporate executive can attest, is hugely competitive. The reality is that, when it comes to securing CEO roles, there are vastly greater numbers of aspirants than there are openings. Logic dictates that this competitiveness might lead some aspirants… More

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Making time management the organization’s priority

Viewed in McKinsey Quarterly When companies face major strategic initiative and projects, it can be tempting to assign them to a high-performing executive. But this temptation overlooks the reality that such executives are already stretched thin on their existing time commitments.  This McKinsey Quarterly article argues that companies need to do a vastly better job… More

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Why commodity cartels break apart

Viewed in Winton.com Commodity cartels, which were formed after World War II to attempt to establish stable (and lucrative) prices in some commodities, have largely failed in achieving that goal. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which was formed by large petroleum exporting countries to control the price of oil, had some success… More

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