The magic of early mornings

Max McKeown | 18 Aug 2016

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

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.

Learning to play together

Duane Dike

Even though we shared the same experiences, I think very different from my brothers. But that didn’t stop us learning to play together. So why screw up the little time we have on this earth with prejudices, hatred, and mistrust?

What color is your organization?

Rod Collins

Bureaucratic, command-and-control management is rapidly becoming obsolete. And as distributed intelligence becomes increasingly prevalent, so a radically different new organizational form is emerging.

Interconnectedness: a blessing or a curse?

Janet Howd

For a species that is often belligerent and territorial, it isn't surprising that human beings are finding the sudden interconnectedness brought about by technology sometimes difficult to handle.

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Managing the challenges of 'coopetition'

Luk Van Wassenhove | 10 Aug 2016

Sometimes the best way to stay competitive is not to compete. Many companies are now discovering untapped value potential by engaging industry rivals with a hybrid strategy of cooperation and competition, or ‘coopetition’.

Measuring and improving cultural intelligence

David Livermore

The research behind cultural intelligence (CQ) continues to expand. Here are some of the highlights along with some useful books and video clips for diving in further or introducing them to others.

The road to Rio: three powerful leadership lessons

John Blakey

The road to Rio represents four years of dedication, hard work and suffering for thousands of athletes from around the world. But working with Olympic sports coaches can also offer valuable lessons for those of us leading businesses.

The music of leadership

Michael Jones

Music is a powerful vibration. Too often our world seems filled with bits and fragments that don’t make sense. But then we hear the music that tells the story and our world feels coherent and whole again.

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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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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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