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EXECUTIVE UPDATE June 2004

June 2004

Features

Risk on Parade
Three stories from three different associations that prove organizations can take big risks and reap the rewards.

Where Radical Design Meets Effective Business
By Ricardo Semler
When it comes to conventional business wisdom, Semler is downright heretical. It hasn't escaped notice, however, that his crazy notions actually work.

Lessons in Leadership
By Kristin Merriman-Clarke, CAE
INSEAD is one of the top if not the top business school in the world. We asked the associate dean of the MBA program how its focus on leadership has changed in recent years.

Foundation Management: Getting the Most Out of Giving
By Allison McGee Johnson
The Gill Foundation discusses its award-winning method of distributing funds.

Downward & Onward
By Wendy S. Enelow, CCM
Sometimes, when you're already at the top, the next step on your career ladder should be down a rung or two.

Perfect Page Turners — 2004
By Kristin Merriman-Clarke, CAE
These are the books you shouldn't be without. Recommended reading by your peers and the Executive Update staff, they'll enable you to work smarter and more creatively - and help you have some fun, too.

Human Potential: Thinking about Thinking — The Act of Disciplining Your Mind
By Linda Elder, Ed.D., and Richard Paul, Ph.D.
Critical thinking is a skill that must be learned and practiced. The good news is that a disciplined mind will help both your professional and personal lives.

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