Are you managing your boss?

Myra White | 19 Jan 2018

Your relationship with your boss requires careful management. You need to building a cooperative working relationship and understand their needs and working style if you're going to make it work.

Twelve ways to cure procrastination

Jurgen Wolff

The number one reason we often fail to achieve what we know in our hearts we could is procrastination. Here are a a variety of approaches to help you confront what can be a complicated beast.

What you say. What your customers think

Andy Hanselman

Have you ever stopped to think what glib scripted responses to customer enquiries say about your business? Perhaps you should try waiting in your own queues or dealing with your own call centre.

An evolutionary leap in human intelligence?

Rod Collins

Digital Transformation is arguably the most far-reaching socio-economic revolution in human history. But most of us remain blind to the real magnitude of the changes this will bring.

Resolutions and the blame game

Peter Vajda

This year, as every year, almost everyone who make New Year's resolutions will have given up or failed by Valentine's Day. And that's because we get stuck in a victim mentality that stops us following through on our intentions.

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Is blockchain the future of IT?

Rod Collins | 21 Dec 2017

Because it extinguishes the ‘power of one’, blockchain is game-changing systems architecture that looks set to revolutionize the way we build IT systems.

The best gift this Christmas

Wayne Turmel

Want to do something nice for your team this holiday season? How about helping them do nothing at all - or at the very least, a bit less - even if you have to enforce it strenuously.

The theory thing

Duane Dike

Management theories are constantly changing because our business world is in a state of eternal flux. So if business leaders can’t change their ways of thinking, they risk being left behind by the march of history.

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Podcasts

Exploring charisma

What Matters

There is a stereotypical image that a charismatic leader is a confident extrovert. But as we find out from Nikki Owen, author of "Charismatic to the Core", you don't have to shout or show off to be charismatic.

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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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Interviews

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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