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The Personal Wealth Revolution – Time to Formalise Your Family Office

July 17, 2014 • Finance & Economics, SPECIAL FEATURES, Succession PlanningComments (0)

By Sherilyn Casiano For the entrepreneur and closely- held family business owner, a family office, set up with the proper foundation, can be a huge help in the succession processes and beyond. Below, Sherilyn Casiano argues that having a formal family office in place sooner rather than later can make a huge difference in the …

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Managing Your Manager

July 17, 2014 • Coaching, LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Bill Smullen Most everyone still working today either has a boss or is a boss. Either way, you should want the boss to be successful because when he or she succeeds everyone in the organisation benefits. Below, Bill Smullen shares years of experience

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Are Leaders Fair? On the Need to Understand Fairness Management in Organisations

July 17, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By D. De Cremer, G. Houwelingen, C. Ilse, H. Niek, L. Brebels, M. Van Dijke & A. Van Hiel It is human nature to want to be treated fairly, and nowhere is this more evident than in the workplace. Leaders need to effectively manage the perceived fairness of

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Developing Leaders with Practical Mastery

July 17, 2014 • Coaching, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By John Sutherland You may know about leadership but can you lead? One you learn from a book or a course, the other through repeated trial and error in the real world of work. The difference is critical when you need to ensure you get a healthy return on

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Strategic Planning & Execution in an Uncertain World

July 17, 2014 • Global Business, MBAs & Executive Education, SPECIAL FEATURES, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

Setting business strategy used to be as simple as defining what the organization wanted to achieve and then laying out the steps to get there.Management used this plan to set priorities, allocate resources, assess operations, align employees, and satisfy

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Landing in a New Executive Position: Keys for Taking Charge

July 17, 2014 • Editors' Pick, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

 By Guido Stein Martínez “Unless a decision has degenerated into work,it is not a decision; it is at best a good intention.” Peter Drucker1 In this article, Professor G. Stein Martínez describes some of the basic factors involved in the process of

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The Well-Focused Leader

June 30, 2014 • Editors' Pick, Global Business, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Daniel Goleman Directing attention where it needs to go is a primal task of leadership. Below, Daniel Goleman considers how leadership hinges on capturing and directing the collective attention, and argues that new strategy means reorienting from business

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Success Strategies in the Journey of Succession

June 30, 2014 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Succession PlanningComments (0)

By Dr. Richard Shrapnel Many owners and families have discovered the pitfalls and potholes of business succession. Below, Dr. Richard Shrapnel explores the success strategies for anyone venturing into succession.   Many owners and families have trodden

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Rise and Fall of Leadership

May 22, 2014 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (10)

By Guido Stein Few concepts have received such widespread attention over the last two decades as that of leadership. Below, Guido Stein discusses the complicated balance between leadership and results, and considers the qualities that make a great leader.

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Boards Face Leadership Crisis in Changing Times

May 21, 2014 • Corporate GovernanceComments (0)

By Andrew Kakabadse Boards can prove easy targets for their critics. Below, Andrew Kakabadse discusses how to make boards work, and argues that directors should be independent enough to raise questions and challenge management decisions, while board diversity