Business Leadership: Art or Science?

Author: Jill Anderson, LFGSM Faculty

Friday, April 24, 2015

Is business leadership an art or science? And, if it’s both, what comes first?

It’s a simple question often applied to specific business disciplines like strategy, operations or marketing and sales that seemingly tries to explain why some people are better at it than others.

When I ask these questions in Lake Forest Graduate School of Management classes there are always mixed opinions. Most people believe that it’s a combination, but that’s an empty explanation!


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Protect Your Business and Yourself: Special Event May 1

Author: LFGSM Marketing

Monday, April 06, 2015

Large corporations like American Airlines, Boeing, Johnson and Johnson, Walmart and many others share a common ally against security threats: Dr. Larry Barton.

Dr. Larry Barton has enjoyed a long and distinguished career. He is presently the highest rated instructor at The FBI Academy in Quantico, where he teaches policy and methods for the prevention of workplace violence. Dr. Barton also served as the Vice President of Crisis Management for Motorola, Inc. for five years providing critical incident and data security strategy. He has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, USA Today, CNBC, ABC News This Morning, CNN, and profiled by The Wall Street Journal.

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Collaborative Leadership in the Workplace

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Friday, March 06, 2015

When discussing leadership strategies for the workplace, the term “collaborative leadership” surfaces frequently. It is a methodology that is essential to the success of all businesses regardless of product, service or niche, and has less to do with manager versus employee than employee versus employee engagement.

The goal of collaborative leadership is to eliminate the biggest threat to business productivity; the silo mentality. Businesses are now realizing that the ability to recruit star players to your organization does not ensure success if those players are not encouraged to collaborate as a team. Or if they are not shown how to value inspiration and innovation from all possible sources.


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