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.
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By Dr. Karsten Jonsen
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. [...]
By Rita McGrath
Businesses are competing in increasingly volatile and uncertain global situations. Below, Rita McGrath suggests that stability, not change, is the state that is most dangerous in dynamic competitive environments, and argues that the end of competitive advantage means that the assumptions that underpin much of what we used to believe about running organisations [...]
By Jack Calhoun
It’s not simply having a good idea that separates marketplace winners from losers – it’s possessing the ability to execute. In fact, it’s no longer about having just one good idea – it’s about having a stream of them – coupled with an operating model that fosters new ideas and is not afraid [...]
By Kai Hammerich & Richard D. Lewis
A crisis is a defining moment in any organization’s life. Below, Kai Hammerich and Richard D. Lewis consider eight of the most typical sources of an existential corporate crisis to better understand root causes and highlight the influence of national culture.
A crisis is a defining moment in any [...]
By Rich Hume, General Manager, IBM Europe
In industries throughout the world, executives are recognising the opportunities associated with Big Data. Despite what seems like unrelenting media attention, it can be hard to find in-depth information on what organisations are really doing. (…)
By Karin Bursa
Leveraging supply chain analytics to boost corporate performance
Is your company run on intuition? Or do you have a set of metrics that help steer you in the right direction and anticipate curves and bumps in the road ahead? Chances are the latter speaks of your corporate culture, and it should. Each of us [...]
By William Duggan
“Design thinking” is slowly but surely taking over the field of innovation. The result is terrific design. But that’s not the same as innovation. Below, William Duggan argues the importance of “discovery”, a method that combines solved parts of a problem to arrive at true innovation.
I love designers
I really do. There are lots [...]
By Michael T. Braun, Lyn M. Van Swol & Deepak Malhotra
Separating lies from truths is key to successful negotiation, and research designed to uncover markers of deception can aid in this goal. Below, Michael T. Braun, Lyn M. Van Swol, & Deepak Malhotra consider how the analysis of linguistic patterns between liars and truth-tellers can [...]
By John P. Kotter & Dan S. Cohen
In The Heart of Change, John P. Kotter and Dan S. Cohen argue that successful large-scale organizational change happens in eight stages, and show how the central challenge in all eight stages is not strategy, systems or culture but changing people’s behavior.
People change what they do less because [...]