Harnessing natural intelligence

Rosie Tomkins | 08 Jun 2021

All change brings new opportunities. The tree that looks almost dead in the winter bursts with blossom in spring. The frozen wasteland delivers a bountiful harvest in the autumn. As business leaders, we can learn a lot from nature.

Getting back to work in the post-pandemic world

James M. Kerr

As organizations prepare to get back to work in a post-pandemic world, leaders must focus on just how they intend to get on with work for years to come.

Cultural intelligence and competing with robots

David Livermore

The dystopian view of a future overrun by robots forgets that the human brain gives us some things technology cannot compete with, namely our ability to adapt and create.

Experimenting with scenario planning

James Berry

Scenario planning isn’t just about developing proactive strategies to deal with a possible crisis. It can also be a useful way to highlight potential weaknesses in your organisation or operations. Here’s how to go about it.

Remember those resolutions you made?

Jurgen Wolff

The chances are that the resolutions you made on Jan 1 are already distant memories. But if you want to avoid making the same resolutions again next year, here’s a simple, four-step process to get you back on track.

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Ten habits of bad management

Andre de Waal | 11 Jan 2021

Too many organizations ignore or tolerate bad management. Yet bad managers will never get optimal results, so their tell-tail traits need to recognized and dealt with.

The myth of change management

Rod Collins

The world is changing much faster than their organizations. And that’s a big problem, because traditional businesses are not designed for adapting to change or aligning with shifting markets.

New year questions for team leaders

Wayne Turmel

What better time than the New Year to stop, reflect on what’s happened in 2020 and gird our loins for what looms ahead. In that spirit of reflection, here are five questions all team leaders should be asking themselves.

Why ‘how are you?’ is such an important question

Steven Buck

After this unprecedented year, finding ways for a team to connect and address the needs of the whole person rather than focusing solely on work priorities is more important than ever.

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Podcasts

Purposeful People

What Matters

A conversation with Chris Paton about the new book, Purposeful People, an anthology of 19 different personal stories about what it means to live a purpose-driven life.

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News

Managing tomorrow’s flexible workforce

As companies increasingly source talent for specific pieces of work, how can they manage an increasingly complex 'quantum' workforce?

Returning to work: what do employees actually want?

What are offices going to look like in a post-pandemic world? How can they become safe and productive spaces?

Can employers demand staff take a COVID-19 test?

Could a compulsory Covid-19 test become part of our regular working routine? In this Q&A, we ask two UK lawyers about the complex legal issues employers need to consider.

Staying afloat: USA Weightlifting

USA Weightlifting’s CEO, Phil Andrews, explains how his organisation has managed to stay afloat during the pandemic.

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