Calleja, Luis Manuel

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  Collegial-Style Management: Governance by Those Who Know

Calleja, Luis Manuel; Rovira, Mercedes Although the spotlight tends to shine on a lone leader atop an organization, a new book by Luis Manuel Calleja and Mercedes Rovira defends boards of directors and other collegial bodies as adding plurality, deliberation and consensus to governance. Read article

  Do Me a Favor

Calleja, Luis Manuel; Urrutia de Hoyos, Ignacio

Just like in the book and movie Pay it Forward, in which a boy decides to do a favor for three people who must, in turn, do the same for others, this kind of behavior can be used to improve the world, and even your company. Favors in the workplace can yield important benefits. Indeed, generosity is a key leadership characteristic.

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  Six Processes for Improving Day-to-Day Operations

Calleja, Luis Manuel A pay raise, promotion or offering greater responsibilities can bring good results in terms of getting work done, and may even lead to a harmonious professional coexistence. But these tools can also spell disaster if misused. How, then, does one create a good working environment without resorting exclusively to incentives? Long-winded speeches rarely suffice. For this reason, IESE Prof. Luis Manuel Calleja proposes six processes to incorporate into executive functions that will help the company achieve harmony among employees.
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  Cities in Search of a Better Future

Calleja, Luis Manuel Large cities today face the major challenge of building a better future. A first step is to design a strategic city plan based on reflection. Yet, is it possible to conceive a city plan that is not only realistic but is backed by consensus and able to endure changes in the government? While there is no magic formula, it has been shown that applying the traditional model of government yields positive results. In the paper "Una aplicación del modelo de gobierno a los planes de ciudades" ("Applying the Government Model to City Plans"), IESE general management professor Luis Manuel Calleja explains how it can be done. The method - which has already been applied in some 80 localities throughout Spain, ranging from 30,000 to three million inhabitants - helps reduce political, financial, technical and coordination obstacles. It also helps cities understand and manage the relationships between initiative, money and power. Read article
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