Paul Hunter | 28 Apr 2015
For time-stretched executives juggling professional objectives and scarce personal time, MOOCs have not been a hoped-for panacea. So forget the hype, virtual learning will only work for executives if it follows these seven basic principles.
James M. Kerr
Devised in the 1950s, the Johari Window is a technique that can be used to expose an individual’s blind spots and increase their self-discovery. As a management tool, it’s a useful way to improve team performance and enhance breakthrough thinking.
Over the years, dozens of different types of leaders have been identified. But as someone who believes that simpler is usually better, you can forget all of those because I've boiled down all those styles to just two basic types: Builders and Climbers.
After every boom comes a bust. And when a bubble bursts, optimism is replaced by pessimism and fear. Fear makes bad decisions. It stops people working. It encourages short-termism, protectionism and hostility towards others. If we want growth, we need optimism. We need to fight the fear.
Curiosity is one of the most vital - but least acknowledged - of leadership values. It is the catalyst for creativity and innovation, the building block of relationships and the magic ingredient that can lift a business from medocrity to wild success.
Michael Jones | 13 Apr 2015
Leaders often don’t have the answers we’re looking for. So what is leadership for and what should leaders think, do and imagine to address the new challenges we face? Perhaps the answer is not about knowing more, but about becoming more.
The backbone of any effort to transform a city is planned economic development that is more than haphazard and opportunistic. For local government, that means focusing on brand, asset leverage and transportation.
If municipalities are to have any chance of preparing their young people for an uncertain future, the education they provide needs to change. And that means embracing technology and expanding learning beyond the doors of the classroom.
However great an idea, it will never be perfect. There will always be room for improvement, either in the detail of the idea or its implementation. And that's good news for anyone who wants to contribute and for any business that wants to grow.
The Connected Manager
21 Apr 2015
Engagement isn’t something that organizations can foist upon people or buy with better benefits or free pizza. People are engaged (or not) because they choose to be; it’s something that comes from within them. If you don’t believe me, just consider your love life.
09 Apr 2015
Very few people intentionally try to undermine their working relationships with other team members. But most of us manage to do things inadvertently that can have a disproportionately negative impact on teamwork and productivity.
01 Apr 2015
In a remote team, technology is the way you communicate. So it should be a conduit to better information flow, not a bottleneck that constricts it. And that means limiting the distractions technology can create.
24 Mar 2015
Have you ever been in the sort of meeting where most of the attendees are in a conference room, but a few are on a speaker phone? They rarely work well. But the problem isn't about sound or audio, it’s the lack of eye contact. And the solution is to understand that and compensate for it.
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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
Whether it's personalised bill-boards, talking windows or mobile phones that know what product we're looking at in a store, the future of shopping has already arrived. And as we hear in this interview with Dr David Lewis, the neuro-psychologist who invented the science of shopping, that's only the beginning.
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