Respect is not enough

David Livermore | 20 Oct 2014
I’m often asked, “isn’t cultural intelligence basically a matter of respect?” But the trouble is that we can’t always judge people's intent through their behavior. And moreover, the greater the cultural distance, the more likely your respect won’t be interpreted as such.

The Connected Manager

Your team members aren’t pawns in a chess game

Project management and team leadership are often viewed as chess games. But there’s one important difference. Those pieces on the chess board aren’t human. Your team members are - and they need to be treated accordingly.

Advice Clinic

How do I handle my nit-picking negative boss?

Bill's boss focuses only on the negative, dishing out a regular diet of nit-picking criticism that is as demoralizing as it is unfair. Coach Chris Welford explains how he can break the pattern by doing something different.

What a difference a CEO can make!

Duane Dike

It might have been like something out of a TV soap opera, but the extraordinary saga of U.S. supermarket chain, Market Basket, is a powerful reminder of the difference that a CEO can make to a business and the value of mutual respect.

How appealing to women has helped The Home Depot

James M. Kerr

To see what an organization can do when it is deliberate and determined in its commitment to make changes, look no further than the example of The Home Depot, whose women-friendly makeover is already paying dividends.

25 behaviors that foster mistrust

Peter Vajda

Relationships are at the heart of life - at home and at work. And the secret sauce that creates and sustains healthy relationships is trust. So does your own behavior help to build trust, or are you undermining it?

The prisoner's dilemma

James M. Kerr

Why do people working within the same organization - even the same unit - often seem to be operating in conflict with one another? Understanding the prisoner's dilemma can give us some clues.

Janet Howd | 23 Oct 2014

Voicing thoughts

Every emotion, every word and every sound you utter, from birth till death, expresses what you are, what you feel, what you think and what you do. So voicing your thoughts out loud can be a powerful and cathartic psychological tool.

Michael Jones | 17 Oct 2014

We are nature

The magnetism of nature helps us become more present to the world, to sense what cannot be clearly seen and to know what is needed. But nature cannot speak to us if we see the land only as an economic resource or a backdrop to our daily plans.

Michael Mainelli | 14 Oct 2014

Long, slow finance and the price of fish

Our current governance, management and financial systems are excessively focussed on the short-term. So how can we bring the long-term into the present? A good place to start is understanding the price of fish.

Peter Vajda | 13 Oct 2014

Are you a leadership lightweight?

None of us are perfect. All of us have blinds spots and areas where we need to raise the bar (sometimes a long way) to improve the quality and effectiveness of our work. Here are five common leadership pitfalls that can keep you stuck in the lightweight division.

Roxi Bahar Hewertson | 10 Oct 2014

Leadership and the ripple effect

Organizations are living ecosystems in which everything and everyone is connected, directly or indirectly. So it doesn’t matter if you’re managing a team of 10 or a company of 100,000, every choice you make as a leader has a ripple effect across your responsibility pond.

Peter Vajda | 08 Oct 2014

Moving beyond procrastination

Procrastination doesn’t exist in a vacuum: there’s normally something underlying it. Asking yourself these questions can help you uncover why you're resisting doing what needs to be done and help you to move beyond procrastination.

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