All new ideas are made of old ideas

Max McKeown | 12 May 2019

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.

How firms can avoid the mediocrity trap

Manfred Kets De Vries

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.

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.

What's the answer? It depends

David Livermore

I’ve gained a reputation for being the “It depends” guy. When fielding questions during a presentation on cultural intelligence, my default response is “It depends!” Let me explain why.

The creativity success manifesto

Jurgen Wolff

Whether you want to write a best-seller or launch a new business venture, success in any kind of creative endeavour depends on some common factors. Understand these and your chances of hitting the jackpot will be multiplied.

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The essential challenge in times of great change

Rod Collins | 03 Apr 2019

In times of great change, business leaders can’t look to the past for guidance. Instead, they need to proactively manage the evolution of their companies and be prepared to innovate when markets shift.

What happens to firms that don’t adopt dominant technologies?

Nathan Furr

Firms that choose the non-dominant technology in an industry shakeout aren’t necessarily dooming themselves to extinction. Remaining open to options is an important part of innovation and they can still pivot, adapt and survive.

The cure for the loneliness of command

Manfred Kets De Vries

‘It’s lonely at the top’ is an old cliché, but for many top executives, it’s a harsh reality. Too often, though, this loneliness goes unaddressed as executives try instead to keep up a hero facade.

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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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