Will Apple be the next Nokia?

Yves Doz | 14 Jan 2019

Amid changing consumer tastes and a stunning slowdown in smartphone sales, what does the future hold for Apple and its global tech rivals?

The digital transformation of the firm

Rod Collins

For firms rooted in the 20th century, survival in today's digitized business environment may be determined by how well and how fast their leaders can make the transition to leading horizontal networks.

Trust: the corporate wellness initiative of the future

Manfred Kets De Vries

The wellness industry argues that it is making people feel much happier and healthier and companies invest billions every year to create wellness experiences for their employees. But do these initiatives make any tangible difference, or are they a passing fad?

Five remote team new year's resolutions

Wayne Turmel

The new year is a great time to ask some fundamental questions about how your project team works together and what needs to change. So here are five "resolutions" you should at least consider for your remote team.

Why you need to stop teaching about cultural differences

David Livermore

Far from building real cultural intelligence, teaching people about cultural differences actually leads to stereotyping and perpetuating bias rather than building real understanding.

A Christmas gift that lasts all year round

Fiona Logan

What gift will you give your employees this festive season? Throwing an office party might seem like a nice thing to do, but the gift that will really be appreciated - and is much more lasting - is the gift of leadership.

Thinking about the good things

Duane Dike

Some days, things at work just don’t pan out. But rather than letting this undermine your motivation, it’s worth taking a little time to think about the things that do make your job worthwhile.

From the archive

Morale: a moving target

Duane Dike

What we think we know about morale is probably wrong, especially the black and white notion that morale is either ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Like most human feelings, morale is a moving target, which is why being sensitive to its nuances is such a key skill for leaders.

Ellen Cobb

Workplace bullying: a global overview

Ellen Cobb

Workplace bullying is a global problem affecting all professions and sectors. This overview examines the range of legislation already in place to address bullying as well as laws we can expect to see enacted in the near future.

Wayne Turmel

Why smart people resist new technology

Wayne Turmel

Technology is supposed to give us new, faster, better or easier ways to get our job done. So why, then, are smart, competent, motivated people often so reluctant to adopt new workplace tools?

Dan Bobinski

Performance appraisals don't work

Dan Bobinski

Show me one person who received useful feedback from a performance review and I'll show you nine who didn't. In fact, you're probably one of those nine. So here are a few reasons why I think performance reviews are problematic - and what you can do differently.

Myra White

Business, Chinese-style

Myra White

People in the West do business rapidly, frightened that if they don't act quickly, the deal will be lost. The Chinese way is very different. It takes time and patience. And perhaps that's no bad thing.

Earlier opinion

Disaster equals energy plus misinformation

Janet Howd

In his seminal book on accidents and disasters, Barry A Turner observed that disasters almost always represent failures of intention and that a simple equation - “disaster equals energy plus misinformation” - can to help guard against catastrophic events.

Are you hiding behind technology?

Wayne Turmel

We all get tired, rushed and overworked. And when we do, it's tempting to use technology as an excuse to take the easy way out by avoiding confrontation or uncomfortable conversations.

On culture

Duane Dike

Cultures are complicated things: they tend to break down to innumerable sub-cultures like concentric rings. But that doesn’t stop us embracing simplistic cultural stereotypes, be they about nations or organizations.

Swerve and swarm

Max McKeown

You want to know the secret to winning in an age of uncertainty? It's to keep your future open. Planning never guarantees success. Only adaptation guarantees success. Success comes from being confident in your human ability to see opportunity, understand opportunity and grab opportunities.

Why power seekers give advice

Li Huang

Giving advice makes some people feel powerful because they feel that they have influence over others. But that connection with power means that it can also be dangerous.

Earning attention on webinars

Wayne Turmel

I’m always being asked how to get people to pay attention during webinars. My answer is to ask a simple question: what are you doing to earn their attention?

The dual company

Rod Collins

In today’s world, strategic plans and once-successful business models can quickly become redundant. So how can companies sustain short-term profitability while building long-term innovation capability? One answer is to create a dual company.

I think, therefore I feel

Duane Dike

How many of us have said, “I’ve been so busy today I haven’t even had time to think?” If you haven’t had time to think, you haven’t had time to lead. Leading without thinking is leading into disaster.

Ask your team a 3,000 year-old question

Wayne Turmel

If you're mindful as to your meeting's purpose and desired outcome, you will accomplish far more than if you approach it as an empty ritual.

Culture fit vs. authenticity

David Livermore

Authenticity - being yourself - can sometimes collide with organizational values. So how far should any of us be expected to give up our authentic preferences for the sake of an organizational purpose?

Nine habits that build trust

John Blakey

There’s a lot more to trust than just delivering on your promises. In fact, doing what you say you will do is only the basic entry-level requirement if you want to inspire trust in those you lead.

Managing risks in a hyper-connected world

Rod Collins

As we all know, risk is a fact of life. But as the world becomes more connected, new risks have emerged that demand new tools to mitigate them and to thwart a new generation of threats.