Let’s ditch self-improvement and focus on effective cooperation

Ab Banerjee | 01 Jul 2020

Many popular management theories focus too heavily on the cult of the individual and giving feedback at any cost. Instead, we need to think more about collective performance and adopt a cooperation mind-set.

Leadership in a networked world: from chess master to gardener

Rod Collins

Command-and-control management assumes that social systems work like machines. But they don’t. So in today’s networked world, leadership is less about playing chess and more about becoming a gardener.

Be prepared: planning for a return to the workplace

Joanna Strahan

Businesses can't simply re-open after the lockdown as if nothing has happened. Planning is the key to managing the back to work transition, and those plans need to address a number of fundamental questions.

Seven ways leaders can prepare for post-pandemic times

Manfred Kets De Vries

Only by avoiding knee-jerk reactions will organisations emerge from the coronavirus pandemic re-energised and prepared to face the future.

Getting back to the office after lockdown

Andrew Parker

How should organisations transition teams back to the office once lockdown measures are eased? Here's how one employer is approaching a return to the ‘new normal’ and the factors that need to be considered.

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The COVID era calls for a brand of leadership we have seen before

Christos Tsolkas | 02 Jun 2020

What kind of leader do you need to be in a crisis? Just as there are different kinds of crises, so there are different kinds of leadership. So what approach to leadership is called for now with COVID-19?

Honest feedback can make you a better leader

Jim Barnett

We humans are often very poor at self-awareness. But anyone who sees themselves as a leader can’t afford to be complacent, and emerging leaders in particular need honest feedback.

Remote working in the post-pandemic world

Jan Schwarz

When the coronavirus pandemic is over, many businesses will have to decide if, when and how they will bring employees back to the office, or whether they will keep encouraging staff to work from home.

Harnessing natural intelligence

Rosie Tomkins

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.

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Rosie Tomkins and natural intelligence

What Matters

A conversation with leadership coach, Rosie Tomkins, about her new book “N-stinctive: The Power of Natural Intelligence” and the lessons all of us can learn from the natural world.

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6 out 10 worry about returning to work

As many as six out of 10 employees in the UK who are now working from home are nervous about the prospect of having to go back to their usual workplace after the lockdown is lifted, a new survey has found.

Staying afloat: The Evergreen Agency

How are small businesses surviving the pandemic, the lockdown and working from home? Over the next few weeks, we’ll be finding out how companies in different sectors are coping.

Pivots, pirouettes and silver linings

How have companies whose business models were made obsolete overnight managed to ride out the coronavirus storm?

The great COVID divide

As the COVID lockdown continues, a new UK survey finds a-near equal split between positive and negative employee emotions, but with big rises in anxiety and stress and growing fears about finances.

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