Leadership, Management & Decision Making

Every month, my friends all over the world send me links on topics that are important to leaders. I’d like to share them with you. Feel free to chip in.


  1. What is the difference between “Asymmetrical Leadership” vs “Symmetrical Leadership”? What type is more effective in the corporate environment? Find out here
  2. In this interview with McKinsey, GE’s Jeff Immelt explains what is driving the company’s evolution, how he leads, and why he is different from Jack Welch.
  3. In this Fortune video, Gracious Home’s Dottie Mattison discusses what working at Walmart taught her about leadership.
  4. To create breakthrough customer experiences, large companies need to push the boundaries and adopt next-generation thinking and practices in seven key areas. McKinsey insights are here. 

Strategy & Transformation

  1. HBR explains why disruptive innovation theory should be a key component of any good strategist’s toolkit.
  2. Big companies that act as both a single entity and a business portfolio are more agile and durable enterprises. Read more about this strategy in S+B article.The multinationals are rethinking their positions and contemplating additional investments in Africa. BCG shares its insights about the new game of business success on the continent.
  3. A set of articles to understand what you need to do to drive digital transformation forward in your business.
  4. In this Fortune interview, Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison explains the key to adjusting to the digital economy.


  1. When it comes to globalizing sales incentive plan design, companies should tread with caution. Consider three approaches to enhance the effectiveness of a sales compensation program.
  2. Traditionally, marketers calculate the ROI of a marketing investment by measuring how much sales increased in its aftermath. HBR suggests a better metric.
  3. Marketing analytics can have substantial impact on a company’s growth. Consider how to quantify the impact of MA and make the best use of it.
  4. The move away from conventional, ratings-based performance management continues to gain momentum. Check the latest findings on what really happens when companies remove performance ratings.
  5. As the automation of physical and knowledge work advances, many jobs will be redefined rather than eliminated – at least in the short term. McKinsey highlights four fundamentals of workplace automation.

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