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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.

Roaring Into the Next Century: Lessons in Strategic Leadership From Aston Martin

How does a legacy luxury brand navigate the twists and turns of changing economic circumstances? There are few one-size-fits-all solutions in leadership, and evolving business contexts may require strategic pivots. Darden Professor Jay Bourgeois discusses leadership and strategy lessons that have driven Aston Martin’s success in recent decades.

Entitlement and Effectiveness: How Upbringing Affects Leaders

Growing up rich or poor has a tremendous impact on your life — studies show it affects health, prospects, confidence — what about the quality of your leadership? Darden Professor Sean Martin discusses the ripple effect that means childhood affluence may prove a liability in the workplace.