What (not) to do in the crosshairs of digital disruption

Joerg Niessing | 11 Jun 2019

Just 15 years ago, Swiss company Kuoni was one of Europe's best-known travel brands. But its failure to embrace the wave of digital disruption engulfing the travel industry proved to be a disastrous and irreversible mistake.

How collective intelligence can prevent business meltdowns

Rod Collins

Anyone who has worked in a business for a long time will probably have a story about an actual or near catastrophic meltdown. But as my own experience shows, leverage collective intelligence is the best way of avoiding these disastrous situations.

How humor can help shape strategy

James M. Kerr

More and more companies globally are using humor as part of their brand strategies, and Stand-Up Strategist has just released its second annual ranking of the best corporate April Fools campaigns.

Revolution in B2B retail: from perfume to platform economy

David Dubois

In the digital age, where consumers and brands are connected like never before, B2B retailers need to embrace new business models and pivot into platforms.

All new ideas are made of old ideas

Max McKeown

In the same way nature has mixed and remixed matter to arrive at our current universe, mankind has mixed and remixed ideas to arrive at our current society. So if we want to make the future better, we need to look for new combinations of old ideas.

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How firms can avoid the mediocrity trap

Manfred Kets De Vries | 06 May 2019

Managers who are emotionally insecure or who have a fragile self-esteem face a dilemma when making hiring decisions. That’s why B-players often fail to hire the best people.

Principles before personalities

James M. Kerr

During large-scale reorganizations, discussions can often become heated and turn personal. That's why it's important to keep in mind some techniques to ensure that your teams stay focused on the "why" and the "what" rather than getting bogged down with the "who".

Three scary things that real leaders need to do

Greg Giuliano

If you want to be a leader and not just a boss, you need to stop relying on your title or your position to get people to comply and start to strengthen your connections with others.

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Podcasts

Long Distance Leadership

What Matters

We talk to our old friend and long-time Management-Issues columnist, Wayne Turmel, about his book “The Long Distance Leader - Rules for Remarkable Long Distance Leadership”.

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Hot Topics

Creativity & Innovation

Improve your personal creativity and help organizations do the same.

Customer Service

Because good service starts with good management.

Leadership

Have we learned anything new about leadership over the past few decades?

Team Building

How to put the "we" into a team.

The Change Challenge

Most change initiatives fail to deliver. Here's why.

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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.

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