LEADERSHIP

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Active leaders set the pace – Interactive approach works best in small businesses, experts say

"Leaders of smaller firms have an advantage because they are able to form close relationships with a much greater percentage of the people in their firms than are leaders of big firms," Gubman said. "It’s relationships that produce results."

A Lofty Take on Leadership: Mountain Climbing and Managing Companies

Useem has just published a book using experiences in mountain climbing to describe how business leaders reach their summits.

Effective leadership basics

The most effective leaders have the ability to maintain their authority while providing an example of leadership built on trust and respect.

There and back again – Montana’s new Commissioner of Higher Education Sheila Stearns

"She’s a terrific role model, not just for me, but for others," said Scott, a Missoula attorney. "She is someone who can bring people together, be they Republican or Democrat, Bobcats or Grizzlies. She always sees both sides of an issue and because of that, she’s able to find consensus.

Leaders — Find ’em, train ’em, pay ’em

Does your company have a process for developing leaders?-
Montana does- Your company can support Leadership Montana-http://leadershipmontana.org/

Good bosses know when to be leaders

Not too long ago, I met a man who was drowning in his small business. He was simply overwhelmed by the demands of his employees, and his business wasn’t doing well. Tim McGuire United Media…

Leading Takes More Than A Vision

If the CEO is not vigilant about making sure that the company’s strategy takes into account its culture — and that the culture is shaped so that it supports the strategy — the disconnect can lead to catastrophe.

Mentors May Not Help

"We have just found that informal mentoring is more effective,"

Right and Wrong – Can business schools teach students to be virtuous? In the wake of all the corporate scandals, they have no choice but to try.

To Mr. Cabrera, business schools have an obligation to craft a professional pledge for their students in the same tradition as the Hippocratic oath for doctors. He believe that "swearing to behave in an ethical fashion in front of your family and peers will make you come away feeling, ‘Boy, do I have a responsibility!’"

Five top business-school deans grapple with questions from their own MBA application forms. – Leadership

I have one word for you: leadership. By leadership, I mean taking complete responsibility for an organization’s well-being and growth and changing it for the better. Real leadership is not about prestige, power, or status. It’s about responsibility.