- 20 Jun 2012
- Lessons from the Classroom
The field of leadership education has reached a critical stage. After several decades of experimentation, "The Handbook for Teaching Leadership," Scott A. Snook, Rakesh Khurana, and Nitin Nohria, is intended to be a foundational reference for educators facing this increasingly important challenge. Open for comment; 13 Comment(s) posted.
- 14 May 2009
- Sharpening Your Skills
The ability to lead teams is fast becoming a critical skill for all managers in the 21st century. Here are four HBS Working Knowledge stories from the archives that address everything from how teams learn to turning individual performers into team players. Closed for comment; 0 Comment(s) posted.
- 31 Jan 2007
- HBS Case
Know when teamwork doesn't work—and how to fix it. Professors Jeff Polzer and Scott Snook teach "The Army Crew Team" case and the dilemma faced by a rowing coach who has great individual parts but can't get them to synchronize. From HBS Alumni Bulletin. Key concepts include: A potentially great team with strong individual contributors can quickly be undone by issues around trust, conflict, team accountability, and intergroup rivalries. In business, competition between groups can provide motivation, but if competition becomes too strong, it can inhibit cooperation and lead to dysfunction. The best teams are those that not only combine the skills of their members to fit the demands of their task, but also energize team members through the bonding that comes with striving toward a common goal. Solutions can include changing team members, but an event to clear the air can help to relieve frustration and resolve conflict. Closed for comment; 0 Comment(s) posted.
- 14 Aug 2006
- HBS Case
Bobby Knight and Mike Krzyzewski are arguably the two most successful college basketball coaches in the country. But their leadership styles could not be more different. Professor Scott Snook wonders: Is it better to be loved or feared? Key concepts include: Effective leaders understand their own assumptions about human nature. How you lead (leadership style) is influenced by who you are (self-awareness) and the demands of the situation (situational awareness). Expanding your self-awareness, situational awareness, and ability to adapt your leadership style increases your overall range of effectiveness as a leader. Closed for comment; 0 Comment(s) posted.
- 07 Apr 2003
- Research & Ideas
Leadership development in the U.S. Army has ramifications beyond American borders. In this e-mail interview, HBS professor Scott A. Snook, a retired Army colonel, describes how military leaders grow. Plus: Book excerpt Closed for comment; 0 Comment(s) posted.
- 03 Feb 2003
- Research & Ideas
The Department for Homeland Security has a budget of $38 billion, and companies are lining up to help the government spend it. What are the needs of this market and who is best positioned to serve it? Harvard Business School professor Scott Snook lead this discussion with industry players. Closed for comment; 0 Comment(s) posted.