Insights From

Modern Global Leadership

4 by 4: Balance in Life and Learning

Substantial, transformative change requires deep, holistic learning. Darden Professor Joseph W. Harder examines four aspects of self, four approaches to learning and four critical elements of building a learning-conducive environment in this age of rapid change. It all adds up to improved organizational success and quality of life

Leadership: A Primer

Effective leadership is essential to progress in both business and society. But what is leadership really, what influences leadership effectiveness and how can the relevant skills be developed? Professor Sean Martin introduces and discusses key concepts to the big idea.

Navigating Digital Disruption, Part 2: Q & A with Darden Professor Michael Lenox

Digital technologies are redefining business landscape, disrupting markets and industries. Darden Professor Michael Lenox offers insights on how large incumbent firms can tackle the challenges of digital transformation.

Leadership Style: A Case in Point on Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan

A study in basketball, team culture, effectiveness and star power: Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan had vastly different styles in leading their teams to victory, both on the court and off. Darden Professor Sean Martin discusses what we can learn from these all-star athletes and what sports have to do with organizational behavior.

How Not to Kill Your Innovation: Avoiding 3 Pitfalls of New Product Development

Most new ideas never evolve into profitable innovations. Darden Professor Raul Chao spells out an iterative process for increasing the odds of market success and shares insights on avoiding three all-too-common pitfalls.

Creating a Culture of Excellence: Lessons from The 9 Cs Enterprise-Perspective Model, Part 2

To compete in today’s complex business environment, executives must excel at making decisions with an enterprise perspective. Darden Professor Elliott N. Weiss’ 9 Cs Enterprise-Perspective Model offers a useful decision-making framework.

Navigating Digital Disruption, Part 1: A Q&A with Darden Professor Michael Lenox

Digital technologies are redefining business landscape, disrupting markets and industries. Darden Professor Michael Lenox offers insights how incumbent firms can start capturing the opportunities offered by digitization.

Q&A: HOW TO PRACTICE ‘EVERYDAY COURAGE’ IN THE WORKPLACE

Darden Professor Jim Detert studies courage in the workplace — the kind of courage it takes to disagree with your boss, put forth a new plan, confront a negligent co-worker or hold a difficult client to account.

How to Raise Your Leadership Game, Part 1: The 9 Cs Enterprise-Perspective Model

To compete in today’s complex business environment, executives must excel at making decisions with an enterprise perspective. Darden Professor Elliott N. Weiss’ 9 Cs Enterprise-Perspective Model offers a useful decision-making framework.

Bringing the Workplace to Life

We’re in a new era in the history of business. The old bureaucratic-machine paradigm isn’t enough for success anymore, and today’s fast-changing economy requires a new framework for the workplace. Here’s what to do to balance changing workplace culture and maintain productivity so organizations and their people can thrive.