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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 paradox of kindness is that it is essential to modern leadership yet needs to be made totally irrelevant to it at the same time.
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.
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.
The Connected Manager
01 Feb 2016
We often hear that ‘older' workers won’t adopt new tech while younger ones are 'digital natives'. But it isn’t that simple. There’s plenty that us ‘oldies’ can teach the young'uns about the efficient use of technology at work.
20 Jan 2016
The most important business lesson I ever learned, I learned at eight years old. And it’s something that is as relevant to all of us today as it was to me as a kid back then.
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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.
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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