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To uncover best practices of global organizations, iLead invests time and resources to research various leadership topics. Here are our white papers available to the public.

  • Google's Quest to Build a Better Boss

    Google's Quest to Build a Better Boss.

    By Adam Bryant

    In The New York Times article, "Google's Quest to Build a Better Boss," Adam Bryant writes how Google's recent study on building better bosses led to the company's "Eight Habits of Highly Effective Google Managers." One of the most interesting fact uncovered by the study, was that a boss' technical expertise was less important than "being accessible." In fact, technical expertise ranked dead last in the eight habits.

    Read more about the eight habits that Laszlo Bock of Google and his team discovered to be critical skills of an effective boss.
  • Are Successful People Nice?

    Are Sucessful People Nice?

    By Art Markman

    Art Markman of the Harvard Business Review recently wrote an article, "Are Successful People Nice?" in which he discusses how emotional intelligence plays into successful leadership.

    According to the study by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the key is how agreeable you are. Specifically, being agreeable is defined as the extent to which you value getting along with others, and the degree to which you are willing to be critical of others.

    So, does kindness equal weakness? Or does being dominant a trait that makes one worthy of being a leader?

    Read more about how being agreeable or disagreeable affects how others perceive your leadership abilities.
  • Best Practices in Global Mentoring

    Why Mentoring?

    According to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, “Research on a 1,000-participant mentoring program at a high-technology firm throughout a five-year period found that mentees were promoted five times more frequently - and mentors, six times more often

    Read more about Best Practices in Global Mentoring.