Management Consultants Are Often More Project Workers Than Ideas People

The popular impression that management consultants are key to spreading new ideas in organizations is exaggerated and misleading, according to a unique fly-on-the-wall study. The consultant’s image as an expert outsider bringing new knowledge or understanding to clients is firmly contradicted by findings from the three-year long project. For the investigation, researchers spent 30 months working alongside consultants and their clients in four diverse consultancy … [ Read more ]

In Search of Ethical Business Leadership: Time to Mix Our Metaphors?

The importance of leadership is a recurring theme within the business ethics literature, and top executives have been shown to have a great impact when it comes to establishing the ethical tone of an organization. However, if ethical leaders help to inspire ethical organizations, who will inspire those leaders? How can one develop business leaders for this new millennium who can embrace and demonstrate an … [ Read more ]