Leadership Viewpoint and ideas

This section on Leadership Viewpoint and ideas is where innovative leaders share a view point on challenges and opportunities faced by their peers. Contact Arcus to participate in this series of leadership interviews.

Leadership Thoughts

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Managing yourself A lot of people are inefficient with E-mail, phone calls, reading. They are always hurried. They should be thoughtful about their calendar. They need to take care of themselves. Don’t get into this binary thing where you’re looking at Fox or CNN. Read the other side. Some of […]

Leadership Strategies for the Hybrid Workplace

> Workplace, Teams, & Culture Series Measure outcomes. Not tasks. An Arcus survey of 2615 knowledge workers in April 2023 indicates that 95% of these workers want flexibility in when they work. Interestingly, those who have the choice, have 44% higher productive scores than those who not. Those who have some flexibility in their work […]

Good Leadership and Social Equity

Should social equity be a consideration for business leaders? Nowhere is the dichotomy worse than in the air: First Class vs. Economy. Travelled economy lately? A 2016 study on air rage by Katherine A. DeCelles of the University of Toronto and Michael I. Norton of Harvard Business School found a surprisingly robust link between onboarding […]

Leadership: The Seven Biggest Mistakes a Leader Can Make

Leadership: The Seven Biggest Mistakes a Leader Can Make Arcus View from the Top: Insights from the C-suite Putting self-interest ahead of the best interest of the institutions. Being certain. Overly enamoured by their vision: Personal arrogance and hubris. Acting too fast: Obsessing with leadership style: Not being self-reflective. Putting self-interest ahead of the best interest […]

Leadership Lessons Learned

Lessons on leadership: Arcus Innovation Leaders Series. Below are some pivotal lessons on leadership that can help business leaders manage, lead and inspire teams.   Leadership Lessons Learned   1. Lead by example from the front of the formation. Take your performance personally if you are proud to be average, so too will be your team.   […]

Qualities of Visionary Leadership

View from the Top: Arcus Innovation Leaders Series. The Seven Biggest Mistakes a Leader Can Make and how Qualities of Visionary Leadership can help.   Most leaders want to learn from others mistakes.  Many agree that one of the biggest ones is to put their self-interest ahead of the best interest of the organizations they run. Read the […]

Arcus Leadership Development Program

Arcus-Harvard ManageMentor Leadership Development Program. The American Society of Training and Development says U.S. businesses spend over $170 Billion dollars a year on leadership-based training, with most of the investment being on “Leadership Training.” The key challenge for businesses today is to develop leaders and not “train” them. Leaders need to internalize the strategic tools related to good leadership […]

Board leadership development

Churn indicates more demanding Corporate Boards: Over 100 CEOs out last year Last year saw more CEO changes at Fortune 1000 companies than in any year this decade, according to a tracking survey from PR firm Burson-Marsteller. ‘Boards are getting more antsy,’ said Leslie Gaines-Ross, chief knowledge and research officer at WPP Group’s Burson-Marsteller.   Record […]

Arcus Leadership Development Program – Harvard ManageMentor

Your managers will have access to dozens of modules addressing daily management responsibilities ranging from running a meeting to developing a strategy—and everything in between. Learn more about our Leadership, Strategy and Collaboration services.

Leadership – Insights and Ideas

Leadership – Insights and Ideas from leading business leaders on a range of topics that need to be addressed in todays challenging management environment. The overriding lesson from the financial crisis. A viewpoint from Mr. Jim Leech, Ex. President and CEO of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, with $129.5B in net assets. There are several relevant ideas for […]

Unilever’s view on the Innovation Leadership

Unilever’s view on the Innovation Leadership: An interview with Mr. Geoff Craig, ex. VP & GM, Brand Building, Unilever (currently Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Heart and Stroke Foundation). Mr. Craig argues that leadership is about having a vision for innovation and creating a framework for action around the vision to allow partners and […]

The future of value: Ambidextrous Leadership

Management Leadership series: No one can avoid the challenges of an info-based global economy, the need for organic growth or the innovation imperative. Today’s leading CEOs are going down a road everyone in business will have to travel. Read on to find out more about Ambidextrous Leadership.   • The buzzword is innovation. There is […]

Leadership Viewpoint and ideas

This section on Leadership Viewpoint and ideas is where innovative leaders share a view point on challenges and opportunities faced by their peers. Contact Arcus to participate in this series of leadership interviews. Leadership Viewpoint CEO view on strategic planning: A survey of over 1500 C-level executives indicates strategic planning can be a frustrating exercise. The top concern is lack […]

Leadership Training

Arcus Leadership Training Development Program:  Leaders Make The Difference In Great Organizations In any organization, the real work is done by teams. Sure, each individual has a role to play, but it isn’t the lone gunslingers—even the superstars—who have the most influence on an organization. It is the collection of individuals—the team—aligned to a singular […]

Adopt Open Strategy to Fuel Innovation

Adopt Open Strategy to Fuel Innovation and enhance innovation within your organization. Open Strategy emphasizes the transformative potential of open strategy for fostering innovation. By including a wide range of stakeholders, organizations can access diverse knowledge, enhance engagement, and uncover innovative ideas. Here are the key points summarized: Definition of Open Strategy: Open strategy involves […]

Developing a Strategy for Execution

An Arcus report titled “Developing a Strategy for Execution” addresses the essential components of effectively translating strategy into action within organizations. Importance of Execution: The report emphasizes that while developing a strategy is crucial, the real challenge lies in executing it effectively. Many organizations struggle with execution, leading to a gap between strategic planning and […]


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Arcus has been quoted extensively in media on a range of topics and can offer research studies, insights and ideas. Here are some examples from the Globe and Mail, CTV, Global TV and others.