Designing spaces for the connected leader

Melanie Redman | 24 Apr 2017

There’s a growing acknowledgement that hierarchical management structures are no longer effective in a hyper-connected world. But one aspect of the workplace remains stubbornly consistent: the spaces that leaders work in.

Success depends on you

Janet Howd

One of the most stressful situations anyone can find themselves in is delivering a presentation. But as with any human endeavour, the key to delivering a successful outcome is simple. Practise.

How to increase the effectiveness of leadership team meetings

Achim Preuss

Poorly-managed meetings are a catastrophic waste of time, leading to poor decisions, unresolved problems and missed opportunities. So here are six actions that can make leadership team meetings more productive.

The future of strategy

Rod Collins

In today’s world, change is exponential and the past is no longer a proxy for the future. That’s why the most important strategic decision that business leaders need to make is to know when it is time to change

Transparency and the inner wolf

John Blakey

The United Airlines saga is just the latest reminder that many CEOs only care about ‘us’ when the chips are down, when they have to and when everyone is looking.

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Boredom, smartphones and cultural intelligence

David Livermore | 13 Apr 2017

Moments of boredom free up our mind to think creatively. But who has time to be bored these days? Most people seem to be glued to their smartphones whenever there’s a moment to spare.

Should we judge?

Duane Dike

Making assumptions about others is a risky business. We don’t know their lives. We don’t know their happiness or their loneliness. We don’t know how they confront their issues. So why not converse? Enjoy it while you can, then move on when the environment changes.

Why people don't want your new idea (and how to change that)

Jurgen Wolff

If you come up with a new idea, more often than not you'll meet tremendous resistance. So here are some strategies to disarm the idea-killers, neutralize the objections and get your ideas taken seriously.

Rethinking resilience in global supply chains

Karan Girotra

The increasingly complex nature of supply chains carries an increased risk of costly disruptions. But attempts to mitigate risk by diversifying may make supply chain disruptions more damaging when they occur.

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Book reviews

Accelerating Performance

Colin Price and Sharon Toye

Why do companies in the same sector pursuing near-identical strategies perform so differently? 'Accelerating Performance' sets out to find answers based on data and empirical evidence rather than anecdotes and theory.

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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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