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Archive: December 21, 2008 - December 27, 2008

An Accepting Boss

Let's face it - we have all been a little naughty and Santa has still come through for us!

By Marshall Goldsmith | December 23, 2008; 3:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Mrs. Claus Factor

Santa reports to Mrs. Claus, a collaborative leader and abstract thinker who continues to teach him everything he knows about leading through networks, infectious laughter, generosity and the power of love.

By Patricia McGinnis | December 23, 2008; 11:37 AM ET | Comments (1)

Piloting His Own Sled

Santa is a model for CEOs. Not only does he inspire hardworking employees and happy customers while promoting niceness, but he also turns down the corporate jet in favor of doing the hard flying work himself.

By Michael Maccoby | December 23, 2008; 11:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Regulation-Free Leadership

Is Santa FAA-licensed? Do his elves wear safety goggles? Free of regulation, Santa gets the job done.

By Norm R. Augustine | December 22, 2008; 2:33 PM ET | Comments (3)

The Failed Leader We Love

A cartoonish micro-manager who exploits his employees, Santa makes all the wrong leadership moves -- and yet we still value and love him.

By Michael Useem | December 22, 2008; 11:11 AM ET | Comments (2)

Santa in the Knowledge Economy

Today's economy requires a collegial, supportive work environment. A workplace where colleagues laugh and call a co-worker names, while excluding him from "other reindeer games," just won't cut it.

By Roger Martin | December 22, 2008; 11:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Santa in Sad Times

With the sad state of the economy, even Santa doesn't have a chance.

By Abraham Zaleznik | December 22, 2008; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Santa's Leadership Essentials

Santa has the magic quality no great leader can do without.

By Warren Bennis | December 22, 2008; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Santa Has It Figured Out

Forget about all the process details. He always delivers!

By Walter F. Ulmer, Jr. | December 22, 2008; 10:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Level 5 Leader

Santa demonstrates an "unwavering resolve to do whatever must be done to produce the best long-term results, no matter how difficult."

By John H. Cochran, MD | December 22, 2008; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Santa for CEO

Santa is the leader we need: He's contagiously happy, he keeps it simple, and he knows that quality matters.

By Jeffrey Pfeffer | December 22, 2008; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (1)

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