Michael Jones | 26 Nov 2015
We can’t predict the future, but we can imagine and feel it. So rather than avoiding surprise, leaders can embrace uncertainty and learn from the unexpected by being open to subtle signals that they may not fully comprehend.
Unless female directors are embedded into a company’s decision-making process and can demonstrate their ongoing value, targets designed to increase the proportion of women on boards will remain nothing more than token symbolism.
The response of Parisians to the devastating attacks on their city has been to keep on enjoying life. That’s a powerful reminder of the challenges of dealing with the upsets and tragedies of life’s vicissitudes, both large and small.
The power of belief is foundational to success. People who look at a challenge and say "I can't" have already determined their outcome. That's why it is so important that managers engage team members by communicating belief in their abilities.
In the words of Jack Welch, “leadership is about two words; truth and trust”. But what is trust? How does trust work? Why bother building it? Here are five facts all leaders need to know about trust.
Quy Huy | 13 Nov 2015
Strategic change is in the works, pressure to meet targets is mounting and there are rumblings in the ranks. As CEO how do you maintain your leadership role and avoid a mutiny?
One of the biggest frustrations when working across cultures is a different sense of urgency, follow-through, and deadlines. Whatever your relationship with time, here are some guidelines to address this challenge.
Maximizing your customer relationships - MCR - has nothing to do with fancy CRM systems and everything to do with giving the best to, and getting the best from, the customers you want.
In a world obsessed with positive thinking, negativity gets a bad rap. So it’s easy to ignore the fact that negativity has meaning and that we experience it because we are unhappy with some aspect of our lives.
The Connected Manager
17 Nov 2015
Peter Drucker once said, “The greatest management job of all time was building the pyramids.” But then, the Egyptians didn't have to deal with conference calls, a barrage of email or managing remote teams.
04 Nov 2015
I’m always being asked how to get people to pay attention to the webinars we present. My answer is to ask a simple question: what are you doing to earn their attention?
News & Ideas
“France is at war,” President Francois Hollande declared last week. But just what does that mean?
Executives would throw out half of their current leadership development strategies
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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.
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.
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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