The Harvard Business Review released last week a list of world’s best-performing chief executives. One statistical detail easy to overlook deserves particular attention beyond the ranking: Only 25% of the top 100 CEO’s have an MBA. So, clearly there must be something else that matters when it comes to leading for long-term performance and the triple bottom line. Already some years ago leading thinkers and education experts such as Sir Ken Robinson stated “The master of fine arts is the new master of business administration,” and supported his claim in saying “a study of the educational background of leaders in 652 engineering companies in Silicon Valley — you would expect that they had a background in science, engineering and mathematics, yet .
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Are you stuck in the comfort zone? HBR-Autor Roger Martin attended his thoughts another topic that moves managers around the world: Strategic Planning. It seems to be the Holy Grail of all management tools. It is everywhere and overrated –Martin says. His article with the provocative title The Big Lie of Strategic Planning tells about the traps of strategic planning and how to escape them with a handful of rules.