Entries by Phillip

Grow or Go

by Patrick Viguerie, Sven Smit and Mehrdad Baghai In order to achieve this goal, you need to think through the growth challenges your organization faces and follow a detailed approach that will allow you to uncover, understand and capture potential growth opportunities. Top experts in the field of growth show readers how to do that […]

First World Congress on Positive Psychology

As a member of the International Positive Psychology Association, The Leadership Sphere is pleased to provide early advise about the upcoming First World Congress on Positive Psychology June 18-21 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center located just 20 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport and within four blocks of the Pennsylvania […]

Executive Coaching for Inspirational Leadership

By Maynard Brusman Four Uncommon Leadership Qualities Are you working in an organization where leaders model the characteristics of inspiring leadership? Do the leaders in your organization display personality characteristics that lead to success? One of the most powerful questions one can ask oneself is Am I working in a company where followers want to […]

Managers, Leaders and Human Beings

Leadership: the magic word that everybody wants to use and be associated with. Thousands of books published, thousands of conferences, classes, etc. Who do we think of when we think about ‘great leaders’? What kind of behaviors and attributes come to mind? We think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., M. Gandhi and mother Theresa […]

Stand out from the pack

Why does brand matter? BMW Group Australia provides a clear example of the power of branding. Recent research from Australian universities on the top brands that IT and engineering graduates want to work for ranked BMW as ninth out of 500 companies. Ironically, BMW has not hired IT or engineering graduates for the past five […]


IT’S A SMART, SMART, SMART, SMART WORLD What you are about to read is about real business life, namely, outsmarting the competition. As eminent scientist Charles Darwin might put it,businesses breed beyond available customers; companies with successful strategies have a better chance of survival; and successful enterprises force out weaker ones, creating whole new business […]

Teamwork at the top

The popular business press on both sides of the Atlantic is infatuated with chief executive officers who have drunk from the Holy Grail of heroic leadership. To be sure, a single person can make a difference at times, but even such heroic CEOs as GeneralElectric’s Jack Welch emphasize the power of team leadership in action. As […]

Distortions and Deceptions in Strategic Decisions

The chief executive of a large multinational was trying to decide whether to undertake an enormous merger; one that would not only change the direction of his company but also transform its whole industry. He had gathered his top team for a final discussion. The most vocal proponent of the deal—the executive in charge of the […]