Are you addicted to power?

Manfred Kets De Vries | 09 May 2018

In democracies, a free press and the separation of powers reduce the risk of leaders becoming power addicts. But most businesses concentrate power at the top, a design that all too easily leads to power intoxication.

Leaders, go away!

Duane Dike

Too many bosses fail to understand that every individual thinks and works at different rates or that we all need to distinguish between important and not so important work to operate effectively.

Quick fixes can lead to great innovations

Max McKeown

Most innovation is quick-and-dirty. But there's nothing wrong with quick fixes - they point to real customer needs much more accurately than focus groups and reflect new tastes and fashions.

Do CEOs deserve their pay?

Manfred Kets De Vries

In order to understand the greed spiral of CEO pay, we need to look at the systemic issues and dynamics that have led to the modern-day ‘cult of the CEO’.

The dawn of the second human epoch

Rod Collins

The great promise of digital transformation, AI and collective intelligence to transform humanity for the better will only be achieved if we remember two fundamental foundational principles.

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Relaxing while flying

Duane Dike | 03 Apr 2018

Each time I get in a plane, I sit back and relax, because there not much else to do. What I’m getting to here is we have to learn to relax - and also learn how to separate work from non-work.

Beyond coaching psychobabble: let the buyer beware

Manfred Kets De Vries

The advertising pitches of many coaches raise false expectations and seem designed to fool the gullible. Contrary to all the hype, creating meaningful behaviour change is neither easy, fast nor linear.

The invisible woman

Myra White

Visibility is key to building the type of power that leads to top jobs. Men are masters of this visibility, but women are not. So we won't get more women in leadership positions until they start to step out of the shadows and give themselves and their talents a higher profile.

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Podcasts

Exploring charisma

What Matters

There is a stereotypical image that a charismatic leader is a confident extrovert. But as we find out from Nikki Owen, author of "Charismatic to the Core", you don't have to shout or show off to be charismatic.

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Creativity & Innovation

Improve your personal creativity and help organizations do the same.

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Because good service starts with good management.

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Have we learned anything new about leadership over the past few decades?

Team Building

How to put the "we" into a team.

The Change Challenge

Most change initiatives fail to deliver. Here's why.

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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.

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