The great mismatch?
04 Apr 2023 | Wayne Turmel
First was "the Great Resignation." Then there was "Quiet Quitting." But the latest buzzword flying around to help us understand the changing workplace is "the Great Mismatch."
Leaders, teammates, and teams
09 Mar 2023 | Wayne Turmel
The trend for remote work was rising for years before the COVID tsunami hit. But now we've passed that first big wave of change, what will teamwork look like going forward?
We're at a post-Covid inflection point. Now what?
17 Feb 2023 | Wayne Turmel
Three years of Covid-inspired disruption to the way work is done has left uncertainty in its wake. But waving a magic wand and saying, "we're going back to the way things were," isn't going to work for a number of reasons.
Company culture: the bigger picture
24 Jan 2023 | Wayne Turmel
How do we judge a company or team's culture? What role does working together physically play in creating it? Maybe more important, and harder to answer - how do we know?
What Is the language of conscious leadership?
19 Dec 2022 | Vlatka Ariaana Hlupic
Words have their own energy and meaning and need to be chosen with care. That's why language is such an important barometer of organisational culture.
Money talks: the power of salary transparency
21 Nov 2022 | Noura Dadzie
In the U.S., six states have passed laws requiring employers to publish salary information in an effort to reduce wage gaps. So should more organisations be prioritising salary transparency?
How culturally intelligent leaders make decisions
14 Nov 2022 | David Livermore
What does culturally intelligent decision-making look like for today's global leader? It's certainly not as simple as "just make a decision."
How to build trust on a diverse team
05 Sep 2022 | David Livermore
Diverse teams have a harder time trusting each other than homogeneous teams do. Here are three evidence-based ways to go about building that trust.
Corporate culture: have we lost our touch?
01 Aug 2022 | Bob Selden
Remote working is all very well, but how can we get a real feel for other people and build meaningful relationships without ever being in physical proximity to them?
The leadership trust crisis
08 Jul 2022 | David Livermore
Across the world, trust in leadership is at an all-time low. But global leaders also need to be mindful that many approaches to rebuilding trust are biased toward Western values.
How to talk about the elephant in the room
02 Jun 2022 | David Livermore
Knowing how to identify and constructively address unresolved conflict in different cultural situations is a key skill for global leaders.
Eight steps to achieving a high-performance culture
19 May 2022 | Vlatka Ariaana Hlupic
Creating a high-performance culture is often touted as the holy grail of today's organisations. But achieving it in practice remains an elusive concept.
What is a 'global' leader?
24 Jan 2022 | David Livermore
'Global leadership' is one of those fancy terms that gets used in glossy consulting reports and EMBA marketing briefs. But what does it actually mean?
When will they ever learn?
13 Jan 2022 | Bob Selden
Boris Johnson's attempt to apologise for attending a Downing Street party during last year's lockdown is a timely reminder about the gulf between making a formal apology and being genuinely sorry.
There's nothing soft about the heart
22 Nov 2021 | Wayne Turmel
Every animal depends on its heart for its existence. Organizations do too, except that rather than a multi-chambered muscle, they rely on leadership, managers and flows of information.
Accountability is more important than accounting
14 Oct 2021 | Wayne Turmel
What's more important: that people are working on exactly what you want them working on at that exact moment, or that important tasks and outputs are done on time and team goals are met?
End of furlough anxiety? Belongingness is the answer
30 Sep 2021 | Anne-Marie Finch
As the UK's furlough scheme comes to an end after 18 months, how can organisations help people facing the anxiety of returning to the office after an extended time away from the working environment?
Returning to work through the eyes of Maslow
01 Sep 2021 | Kon Apostolopoulos
As we design the "next" workplace, we need to shift our focus from where, when, and how employees perform their work, to why they want to perform it.
Could Covid make us better managers?
07 Jul 2021 | Steven Buck
At a time when the role of the manager has arguably never been more challenging, we are starting to re-evaluate what 'management' really means.
Don't celebrate the failure, celebrate the learning
28 Jun 2021 | Kon Apostolopoulos
Failure is not the opposite of success. It is a feedback mechanism that shows us what's not working. We can learn from it and improve, but it should never be a goal in itself.