Choosing brave leadership. Blue pill or red pill?

John Blakey | 16 Jun 2016

Are you one of the 'old guard' dutifully propping up the creaking edifice of the blue pill world, comfortable in your sense of denial? Or are you one of the 'new guard' digging the foundations of the new red pill business architecture?

Truth, authenticity and leadership

Duane Dike

‘Authentic leadership’ is one of those phrases that gets tossed around so much that its real meaning is in danger of getting lost. So let’s take a look at ‘authentic’ in the context of leadership, music and tourism.

Are you next for digital disruption?

Annet Aris

Music, travel, retail, the media - no industry is safe from the tsunami of digital disruption. But what industries will be next? Three factors could reveal whether your business is vulnerable.

Which Steve are you?

John Blakey

Is it possible to be decent and gifted at the same time? Do you believe that nice folk never come first or that you need to be ruthless to get ahead? If Steve Jobs is your business hero, perhaps you need to ask yourself a few searching questions.

From leadership to 'communityship'

Michael Jones

Community lies at the core of human existence. Yet in our hectic, individualistic world, the sense of being in fellowship with one another has been lost and replaced with a language that implies that life is our adversary.

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Four principles for high integrity

James M. Kerr | 20 May 2016

No one wants to work with people that they can’t trust and respect. Here are four principles that anyone who wants to lead their life with real integrity absolutely must embrace.

Adapt, but don’t overdo it

David Livermore

Fusion cooking is a great metaphor for bringing out the best from a multicultural team because it combines ingredients from different cultural traditions while preserving distinct cultural flavors and traditions.

The change challenge: escaping the groove

Peter Vajda

If the brain is as plastic as science suggests why is permanent change such a difficult thing to achieve? Believe it or not, the answer might lie in a bowling alley.

Evolving leadership in the digital age

Manfred Kets De Vries

The era of heroic leadership is over. Leadership has become a team sport - it is no longer defined by what a single leader does but by the ability to collaborate, motivate and manage networks.

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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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