So how the hell did that happen?

Max McKeown | 05 Feb 2016

It's often easy to identify the triggers for change with the benefit of hindsight. But most of us have a pretty fuzzy grasp of what needs to be done now if we want to accomplish change later.

The price of poor listening

Dan Bobinski

Hearing and understanding someone else's point of view is a learned skill that requires effort. But it's one we all need to make. Because poor listening leads to misunderstandings, errors, bad decisions, loss of team cohesion and costly mistakes.

Four ways to create a culture of well-being

Michael Jones

Businesses are most successful when they create an environment that helps people feel good and view themselves as human enterprises.Here are four ways to develop that sense of well-being.

Leaders who can read collective emotions are more effective

Quy Huy

For leaders to be able to respond successfully to frustrations, hopes and fears of their organisation, they need to be able to read the patterns of emotions that signal the onset of different behaviours.

Talent trends and hot jobs

Mike Bergen

Today's pace of change is so great that no one can reliably predict what the workplace will look like in five years’ time. But there are some broad trends that talent management pros should keep in the forefront of their minds.

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The 'dark side' resume

John C. Read | 27 Jan 2016

In the five centuries since the resume was invented, it is unlikely that any have been written to showcase a person's weaknesses. But crafting a dark side resume can be very illuminating. Just don't show it to anyone else!

The essential irrelevance of kindness

John Blakey

The paradox of kindness is that it is essential to modern leadership yet needs to be made totally irrelevant to it at the same time.

Strategic planning in five easy steps

James M. Kerr

Strategic planning doesn’t need to be complicated. Here’s a simple process you can follow to demystify it and put in place an effective strategic planning structure for your organization.

How to increase leaders' moral authority

David Dubois

Power corrupts? Not necessarily. In fact, under certain circumstances, attaining power might make people more moral, not less. What's more, organisations can actually help their leaders become more effective moral agents.

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Book reviews


Marshall Goldsmith

About 100 pages into Marshall Goldsmith's new book, I picked up a pen and began to write down some “engaging questions” for myself. I read dozens of business books a year, and can’t remember the last time I took action that quickly (or at all, to be honest).

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News & Ideas

Over a barrel: paying the price for cheap oil

Cheap oil is putting the giant oil companies under financial stress

Pfizer, Allergan and fiscal sleight of hand

Pfizer looks set to become the biggest tax deserter in U.S. history

Taking the fight to ISIS

“France is at war,” President Francois Hollande declared last week. But just what does that mean?

Leadership development still missing the mark

Executives would throw out half of their current leadership development strategies

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The geopolitics of the steppes

Jean-François Fiorina, Associate-Dean of Grenoble Ecole de Management, talks to Central Asian specialist, writer and explorer, René Cagnat, about the changing geopolitics of a vast region of the globe that is often overlooked.

It’s a fake! Countering the counterfeiters

Counterfeiting has become a global epidemic. Pierre Delval, one of the world’s leading authorities on counterfeiting, talks to Jean-François Fiorina, Associate-Dean of Grenoble Ecole de Management, about the scale of problem and the measures we need to take to combat it.

Inspiring engagement through the power of stories

The gap between having a vision and inspiring others to help you achieve it is common to every business leader. Dawna Jones talks to Guido Palazzo, professor of business ethics at HEC Lausanne, about how stories can help you communicate your vision

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