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Leadership skills are honed over a career, and they’re developed over a lifetime. The most effective leaders are made, trained and tested, not born. Leaders understand that the health of their company extends well beyond the boardroom to employees, partners and, most importantly, the customer. The leaders who oversee thriving organizations today and those who will do so in the future must have a thorough command of areas ranging from collaboration and negotiation to finance, strategy and data analytics. At minimum, they must have enough of a grasp of these topics to effectively manage the experts who report to them. Kellogg’s expert faculty offers insight, research and training to help executives perform at their best and sharpen their leadership skills, from managing a small team to governing multinational corporations. Great judgment is essential to being a great leader.
Here are the three dimensions of judgment that will help you become a stronger decision maker. Are you a dominance-motivated or prestige-motivated leader? Determine your style and how to effectively switch back and forth between the two. Make a lasting first impression and build trust with your new team by creating, sharing and following through on a leadership plan. Sally Blount, Dean of the Kellogg School and the first female dean of a top business school shares how taking risks can propel your career to new heights.
How Strong is Too Strong? The diversity of ideas that take place in a flexible corporate culture can provide the best opportunities for growth within the organization. When individuals don’t pull their weight, the whole team’s productivity decreases. Leigh Thompson explains how to counter this social-loafing effect.
When opportunities for promotion are in short supply, firms can use other incentives to manage their employees’ career growth—and keep them happily motivated. Leaders need to engage in the uncomfortable process of self-reflection before they can lead others, according to Professor Harry Kraemer. Corporate boards have become increasingly important to their organizations’ reputation management by providing big picture insight. Peter Himmelman, musician, CEO of Big Muse and participant in the Advanced Management Program, uses creativity to help leaders conquer their fear. Joe Hinrichs of Ford Motor Company shares his insights on overcoming global business challenges and creating a leadership strategy. Professor Florian Zettelmeyer and an alumni panel discuss how leaders who master data analytics become adept at making the right calls. The Houston Rockets use data analytics to inform organization-wide decisions and ensure the administrative team is informed of data’s many applications.
Power-hungry bosses can decimate teams. Seek leaders who value prestige over power to keep teams—and organizations—operating efficiently. As a leader, your team takes its cues from your actions. Remain calm as you assess, and think through your actions to earn their trust and respect. Learn the fundamentals of building and leading teams and collaborating efficiently and effectively with Prof. Insight leads to innovation, but how do you gain it?
Professors Mohan Sawhney and Sanjay Khosla identified seven insight channels to get you started. Florian Zettelmeyer discusses how leaders can use data analytics’ power to transform organizations. Can’t we all just get along? Don’t try to “fix” a problem team member. Instead, look at the bigger picture, and see where you can fine-tune and recalibrate your team’s internal dynamics.