Horizontal leadership and the spaces in between

Michael Jones | 27 Jul 2015

Horizontal leaders don’t just think outside the box, they think outside the building, seeking answers and opportunities in the ill-defined, ambiguous spaces at the boundaries of sectors, disciplines and capabilities.

Are you and your business thinking in 3D?

Andy Hanselman

Businesses today face a long list of challenges. But some aren’t just surviving, they’re thriving. And they're doing that by thinking in 3D - by being dramatically and demonstrably different from their competitors.

Five ways leaders can communicate change

Marcia Xenitelis

No matter what the issue - be it a merger, acquisition or and organizational crisis - there are five key ways that a CEO can communicate with employees and achieve positive outcomes each time.

The Ministry of Silly Questions

Tim Lambert

Every business has its sacred cows - the ‘no-go areas’ that only the fearless dare to question. But it’s those inquisitive, curious and downright silly people who often stumble across the greatest ideas simply because they’ve dared to ask the questions that no-one else will.

A is for Apathy

Max McKeown

If you're a manager, ask yourself this. Does your existence at work overcome apathy or add to it? Because what's the point of your job if it isn't to provide evidence that effort is worthwhile and that things can be better?

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A field guide to underappreciated workplace geniuses

Wayne Turmel | 15 Jul 2015

There are some employees out there who are downright geniuses in a strange kind of way - and whose extraordinary abilities are mirrored only by complete inability to work and play with others. Here's a quick field study of some of these types.

Great cultures the key to outperforming the pack

Dawna Jones

Despite all the evidence that companies with great workplace cultures outperform the pack, many organizations still fail to understand that’s it the power of the human spirit, not incentives, that will solve their disengagement problem.

The keys to organisational agility

Gary Ashton

The success or otherwise of an organisation is increasingly determined by its ability to adapt and respond to change in a quick, agile and appropriate manner.

The business case for cultural intelligence

David Livermore

Whether it’s expanding in emerging markets, avoiding an embarrassing cultural faux pas, or attracting best talent, the ability to work effectively across cultures addresses a burgeoning number of organizational concerns.

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Book reviews


Marshall Goldsmith

About 100 pages into Marshall Goldsmith's new book, I picked up a pen and began to write down some “engaging questions” for myself. I read dozens of business books a year, and can’t remember the last time I took action that quickly (or at all, to be honest).

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News & Ideas

Confidence the key to successful negotiations

But be careful not to let it go to your head

Ethics across the generations

Different generations have differing views of ethical behavior

Feeding the world

How do we feed 28.5 million more mouths every year?

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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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