06 Apr 2020 | James M. Kerr
As business leaders try to figure out how to stay afloat, it's important not to confuse scenario planning with business continuity planning. The two are not the same.
03 Apr 2020 | Christos Tsolkas
The unforeseen arrival of the coronavirus means that all the rules of business have suddenly changed. Preparing for eventualities that were once unthinkable demands radical innovation - and in that sense, at least, a crisis can be a gift.
02 Apr 2020 | Jane Rexworthy
How organisations behave towards their stakeholders - their staff, their customers and the communities within which they operate - during the coronavirus crisis will not be forgotten after the pandemic is over.
09 Mar 2020 | Rod Collins
With the rapid emergence of the Digital Age, top-down, command-and-control management has had its day. Instead, today's organisations need to leverage collective intelligence and shared understanding.
04 Mar 2020 | James M. Kerr
People pay attention to what they’re measured by. So the best way to get a behavior change is to measure to the new behavior intended to be instituted.
21 Feb 2020 | Andy Hanselman
What makes a business remarkable? What gets people talking about it and recommending it to others? The simple answer is that they are dramatically and demonstrably different.
12 Feb 2020 | Wayne Turmel
Every animal depends on its heart for its existence. And exactly the same is true of an organization, except that rather than a multi-chambered muscle, an organization relies on leadership, managers and flows of information.
05 Feb 2020 | Rod Collins
The secret to market success in a rapidly-changing world has less to do with what you know and much more to do with how fast you learn.
21 Jan 2020 | Nadav Klein
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, whether in life or in the workplace. But they all have one thing in common: they don’t see themselves as heroes.
14 Jan 2020 | Manfred Kets De Vries
Trust is a rare commodity in most workplaces. Yet high-trust organisations are more productive, have higher morale and perform better financially. So what can management do to build a more trusting culture?
10 Jan 2020 | Eugene Hughes
Innovation is very rarely the result of individual genius. Instead, the biggest breakthroughs occur when networks of people with a collective vision join up and share ideas. That’s why as the fourth industrial revolution unfolds, creative collaborators will be kings.
07 Jan 2020 | Rod Collins
The conventional belief that the purpose of a company is to generate profits is being challenged by the growing realization that profits are the reward for fulfilling the true purpose of a business and not the purpose itself.
11 Dec 2019 | John Blakey
What do we mean by 'trustworthy'? Academics have been arguing for years about what makes a leader trustworthy, but trust can really be boiled down to three clear attributes: ability, integrity and benevolence.
25 Nov 2019 | Marc Le Menestrel
The ability to dream our future world into being can help us survive. So imagining an ideal world is also a powerful tool for enhancing proactivity and leading organisational transformation.
13 Nov 2019 | Rod Collins
If AI applications can be designed as collective intelligence systems, they may be able to help us move past the rancid divisiveness and entrenched thinking that prevents us from solving our most pressing problems.
11 Nov 2019 | James M. Kerr
Quality, responsibility, mutuality, efficiency and freedom are the foundation of a company culture that has endured through generations of candy-loving kids, big and small.
08 Oct 2019 | Rod Collins
Will AI benefit mankind or could it lead to the end of the human race? A better understanding of the relationship between human thinking and AI may shed some light on this great uncertainty.
01 Oct 2019 | Daniel Deneffe
Many ‘grand’ business strategies are well-packaged and smell great. But what ultimately determines the success of a business isn’t strategy but something much more simple: the choices that customers make to buy or not to buy.
05 Sep 2019 | Rod Collins
Whether we like it or not, the digital revolution has completely rewritten the rules of how the world works. And even more disconcertingly for those who want to hold onto the old rules, this revolution is only just getting started.
08 Aug 2019 | James M. Kerr
The Johari Window is a technique that can be used to expose an individual’s blind spots and increase self-discovery. It’s also a useful way to improve team performance and encourage breakthrough thinking.