By José Ramón Pin and Guido Stein
Figures from classical literature are used in psychology to name behaviours, and it is also helpful to use this technique to describe the world of human behaviour in business. Below, José Ramón Pin and Guido Stein use Shakespeare’s Othello to address jealousy resulting from the success of others, such [...]
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By José Ramón Pin and Guido Stein
By Paul J. H. Schoemaker
Nelson Mandela’s life story is one that transcends borders, race, language, and culture. Below, Paul J. H. Schoemaker argues that Mandela’s remarkable story holds valuable lessons for business leaders involved in managing profound change, and considers how the core of Mandela’s strategy was to encourage racial harmony, forgiveness without forgetting, power [...]
By Peter Cappelli and Monika Hamori
Professionals increasingly choose to hop across employers, often moving between similar types of positions. Below, Peter Cappelli and Monika Hamori use a large executive search firm’s dataset to examine whether executives are likely to pursue offers from the executive search firm to be considered for positions at other organisations.
By John Sutherland
Most senior teams only have one or two ways of working together and never learn to vary their approach, based on the needs of the work in front of them. Below, John Sutherland argues that team work is a difference engine and divergence is the fuel.
Tim is in a leadership team but [...]
By Sigal G. Barsade and Donald E. Gibson
As the use of groups and teams increases in organisations, more studies consider behaviours in a group setting. Below, Sigal G. Barsade and Donald E. Gibson argue that managers who understand and manage a team’s emotional processes may gain the insight they need to give them the edge [...]
By PE Seeram Ramakrishna
The world’s leading businesses are global. Below, PE Seeram Ramakrishna argues that engineering education should be reformed to nurture ‘global engineers’ and ‘mass engineers’ for the 21st Century world.
21st Century World
During the past thirteen years the world saw economic expansion, financial crisis, and unrest in certain regions. The next [...]
By David De Cremer
Leadership is supposed to transform companies in ways so that they are better able to meet future challenges. Too often, however, leaders fail in making the right decisions when it matters, as they lack a pro-active attitude. In this article, David De Cremer discusses how and why procrastination as an individual tendency [...]
By Dr. Karsten Jonsen
Women are still tokens in the corporate C-suite. In fact, many countries have static levels of female participation in top management – between 10% and 20% – despite an ever-growing talent pool. Below, Karsten Jonsen argues the importance of gender diversity in the workplace, and considers what is holding women back.
By Daniel Goleman
Directing attention where it needs to go is a primal task of leadership. In this article, Daniel Goleman, author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Intelligence, considers how leadership hinges on capturing and directing the collective attention, and argues that new strategy means reorienting from business as usual to a fresh focus. [...]
By Peter Earley
Strong school leadership is viewed as especially important for the regeneration of failing schools. Below, Peter Earley draws upon recent research into school leadership in England to discuss some of the challenges faced now and in the future, and presents key messages about how school leaders should work to ensure improved school performance. [...]