Fish in a different pond

Andy Hanselman | 22 Sep 2016

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always had. That why you need to start thinking and doing differently if you want to generate any real innovation.

Overcoming diversity fatigue

David Livermore

Too many diversity initiatives fail because they’re based on a punitive, ‘shame on you’ posture. What we need is a strategic, hope-filled approach emphasizing what we all gain from more diverse and inclusive workplaces and communities.

Seven signs of the Greed Syndrome

Manfred Kets De Vries

Given the high value our culture places on materialism, perhaps it isn't surprising that greed and excess are hallmarks of many executives. But how do we recognise and deal with uncontrolled greed?

What happens when no one is in charge?

Rod Collins

Far from being insane or utopian, the idea that you can build a successful enterprise where there are no bosses represents an evolutionary leap in organizational design that may very well represent the future of management.

Ride your stress like a mule

Max McKeown

Pushing your limits is what allows you to grow stronger, so if you find yourself feeling passive, it can make sense to dial your stress up a little. Get moving. Accomplish something small. Do something you enjoy. Then start again.

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The power of equity

Stan Hales | 30 Aug 2016

Equity is the currency that makes the world go around. But how can companies align the divergent interests of owners, investors, managers, service providers, employees and lenders to deliver benefits and returns to all?

Creating your corporate narrative

Michael Jones

Life unfolds according to the stories we tell ourselves. So one way of building a resilient and engaged enterprise is by creating a powerful, shared narrative of purpose and place.

How stress can lower your cultural intelligence

David Livermore

Working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds is rewarding, but it can also be tough going. And the more you’re under stress, the harder it becomes and the more a small behavioral difference can become a major irritation.

The magic of early mornings

Max McKeown

Time is the same for everyone. Yet time is used and experienced very differently. Some people make time, others are crushed by it.

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Book reviews

The Trusted Executive

John Blakey

The Trusted Executive is one of those books that changes the way you think about leadership. It’s not the first to extol the importance of trust as the essential trait of leaders, but few other authors have expounded such a comprehensive framework for building trustworthy organisations.

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News & Ideas

Management and meaning

Managers don’t have any role in creating a sense of meaningfulness at work

The flip-side of ethical conduct

Doing the right thing can lead to a backlash

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

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Interviews

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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