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Timeless lessons from Time Inc: How Griffin set the stage for his own ouster

Even though 40 percent of executives fail in their first 18 months, few do it as publicly as Jack Griffin did after just six months as CEO of Time Inc.

By Lillian Cunningham | March 1, 2011; 03:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Haiti's viral volunteers: How social media is changing the face of crisis response

The online community managed to rapidly organize thousands of these volunteers around technology, regardless of their location, experience, language or culture. Instead of just sending a donation SMS and watching the unfolding tragedy on television, people around the world with no direct affiliation to any traditional humanitarian responders were themselves participating in a large-scale emergency response.

By Lillian Cunningham | January 11, 2011; 08:15 PM ET | Comments (2)

The threat of politicized intelligence

If new US National Security Adviser Thomas E. Donilon needs a reminder of how stark the enemy threat is, he need look no further than today's discovery of printer cartridges rigged like explosive devices aboard UPS airliner cargo holds that left Yemen bound for Jewish Synagogues in the United States. A dry run? You bet. And not just to test the holes in air cargo security systems, but to test the reaction time and responsiveness of our national security apparatus.

By Lillian Cunningham | October 29, 2010; 05:47 PM ET | Comments (62)

Every conversation an opportunity

If change fails, it won't be the process design or technology alone that has failed. Odds are, the problem was all the people who nodded compliantly at the change but had no intention of taking part in it.

By Andrea Useem | March 19, 2010; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dear Metro chief: It's not going to be fun

Too many leaders believe the myth that if they were doing it right, successful leadership will be a joyous experience. Turnarounds don't work that way.

By Andrea Useem | March 12, 2010; 05:55 AM ET | Comments (2)

Leaders we need, with "minds afire"

Sustainable change in American politics will require the kind of game-changing breakthrough we experienced more than two hundred years ago.

By Andrea Useem | January 27, 2010; 06:38 AM ET | Comments (2)

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