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Executive education, meritocracy and a few lessons from Qatar’s first executive MBA program

Executive Development Group partners Lily Kelly-Radford and Sandra L. Shullman write in this month’s Chief Learning Officer Magazine about their teaching experience in Qatar’s first executive MBA program: Late in 2010, The International Federation of Association Football announced that Qatar[...]

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The ambiguous map to Leadership

The February 2012 issue of Chief Learning Officer offers a special report on leadership development that makes an effective and topical preamble for The Ambiguity Architect and our work in understanding the importance of managing uncertainty as it relates to [...]

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Leadership, ambiguity, diversity—Randy White interview in “Research News”

Randy was interviewed while in Brisbane by Research News, the publication of the Australian Market and Social Research Society. Glass ceiling author still waiting for more diversity among leaders During his visit to Australia this year, Dr Randall White argued[...]

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The case for coaching in an engaging article by surgeon/writer Atul Gawande

I’ve been a surgeon for eight years. For the past couple of them, my performance in the operating room has reached a plateau. I’d like to think it’s a good thing—I’ve arrived at my professional peak. But mainly it seems[...]

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Ambiguity in Australia

Randy White’s keynote address at the Australian Psychological Society got the attention of the Australian Financial Review and netted a feature article by Fiona Smith. Read “When being unsure is a strength” here. Soon after, Australian blogger, Dwight Towers picked[...]

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The Roots of a Modern Meritocracy?

Dr. Randall P. White describes India as an emerging meritocracy in a side bar to the cover story, “How Indian Firms Beat the World,” this month in Talent Management. Executive Development Group is currently providing executive education in Europe, the[...]

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Liz Mellon on “Thinkers 50”

Here’s an excellent interview with our friend and colleague Liz Mellon, speaking about her book Inside the Leader’s Mind. Thinkers 50.[...]

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A review of “Inside the Leader’s Mind” by Liz Mellon

Liz Mellon walks with us among dozens of leaders, whether sharing their most public moments or abiding their most unguarded confidence to report her observations and present a behavioral prescription, not for success in itself, but for a sublime personal[...]

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Mutually assured success: global executive education

There is a great deal of leadership development work to be done in emerging markets, especially China. The work is demanding, reasonably lucrative, and fun. I find our time and counsel to be in demand with classrooms full of committed,[...]

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Uncertain about uncertainty

We’re finishing up a busy year, as harsher than usual winter weather in the Northern Hemisphere demonstrates that even the Internet can’t dig business out of a snow bank. Nature is still a significant contributor to the ambiguity we face[...]

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