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Teaching the HCL Tech Case-Study at Harvard Business School Executive Education Class

March 2010

An industry dedicated to financing inventors and monetizing their creations could transform the world. When a new technology emerges, incumbents frequently try—unsuccessfully—to either leap to it or defeat it. At many companies, employees form groups to share knowledge and attack common problems. These communities of practice can be a powerful management tool. The Idea: A founder of Seventh Generation describes how he knew it was time to go—and how he made that case to his team and his board.

Generation X will produce executives who bring a distinctive sense of realism to the modern corporation. A new cohort of leaders is poised to take senior executive roles and is bringing with it a whole new mind-set. The differences can be traced to the times during which each group came of age and formed its attitudes toward work and society. The formative years of Xers looked very different from those of Boomers. For one thing, Baby Boomers grew up in a world that was fundamentally too small for them. Winning, for Boomers, is a very big deal. Their teens were a time of major corporate restructuring, as the psychological contracts between employers and employees were ripped apart in then-unprecedented ways.

The X Factor in Leadership

Jacob Morgan Keynote at the Harvard Business Review Summit - Management and Leadership

Some leaders drain all the intelligence and capability out of their teams. Because they need to be the smartest, most capable person in the room, these managers often shut down the smarts of others, ultimately stifling the flow of ideas. Consider the senior vice president of marketing who, week after week, suggests new targets and campaigns for your team—forcing you to scurry to keep up with her thinking rather than think for yourself and contribute your own ideas. At the other extreme are leaders who, as capable as they are, care less about flaunting their own IQs and more about fostering a culture of intelligence in their organizations. One example is K. When one of his star scientists began relentlessly pushing his own ideas, even handing Sridhar an ultimatum, the CEO chose to place his bets on the team, even though his decision might jeopardize the next product launch.

To ignite venture creation and growth, governments need to create an ecosystem that sustains entrepreneurs. Leaders at your company are constantly wondering that about you, whether they own up to it or not. No investment in innovation is ever a sure bet. This makes innovation initiatives hard to justify when money is tight. The trick is to find the promising assets you already have in hand.

Below are the available bulk discount rates for each individual item when you purchase a certain amount. Publication Date: May 01, Harvard Business Review publishes new and authoritative ideas for improving the practice of management. Written by leading business thinkers and executives, HBR gives readers a first look at cutting-edge ideas and their real-world applications in areas like strategy, leadership, marketing, team management, and professional development. Each monthly issue presents groundbreaking research, analysis of the forces shaping the business agenda, and proven best practices designed to help individuals and organizations lead, manage, and compete more effectively and with greater purpose.

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