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Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis by R. Douglas Williamson

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Playing the Modern Game

There is too much downside in blindly continuing to pursue the current approach, and far too much waste that occurs on a daily basis. This happens in quiet, invisible ways every day, when front-line managers and executives do not know how to effectively coach and develop their people and their teams. The problem becomes even more complex when we look at the structural challenges and accountability gaps that result from the current fixation organizations have with matrix management.

This fad-induced approach to corporate governance blurs reporting lines and, in so doing, pretty much ensures no one executive has the clout needed to advance a progressive agenda when it comes to people and talent. The tight, intuitive ...

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