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Structure Follows Strategy – But May not Look Like You Imagined

January 20, 2016 • Business Process, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By John Sutherland In the world of structural design, one size does not fit all. It pays massive dividends to get the structure fit for the purpose and strategy of your very specific business. In this article, John Sutherland discusses the seven structural archetypes and the six guidelines for structural design to make organisations more …

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Develop a Robust Female Leadership Pipeline

January 20, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, Women in LeadershipComments (0)

By Alexia Vernon In this article, Alexia Vernon provides actionable strategies for organisations to develop their next generation female leaders. Grounding her recommendations in research and real-world examples, she demystifies what holds women back from


An Investor’s Least Favourite Statement – “Oops, Wrong CEO”

January 20, 2016 • Corporate Governance, LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Leslie Pratch It is possible to identify executives who are likely to act with consistently high integrity and who demonstrate sound, timely judgment when they occupy positions of power. These executives – as distinct from others who have similar


The Fairness Challenge of the Internet of Things

January 20, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, Corporate Governance, Internet of Things, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Bang Ngyuen and David De Cremer The Internet-of-Things essentially enables mass data collection and analysis, to the benefit not just of businesses, but individuals and society too. However the question is, are businesses behaving ethically when


Negotiating Advice for Women: The Problem-Solving Conversation

January 20, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, MBAs & Executive Education, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic Spotlight, Women in LeadershipComments (0)

“You can’t improve on a skill that you’re avoiding,” says Wharton management professor Nancy Rothbard. “Many people shy away from negotiations because they associate them with conflict, but voiding them means you’ll never get better at it.”

Transitioning to General Management

November 20, 2015 • Editors' Pick, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, MBAs & Executive EducationComments (0)

By Kevin Kaiser, Michael Pich and IJ Schecter Being successful in your industry does not necessarily guarantee success in your new capacity as general manager. Whatever your background or route to the top, there are certain tools that should assist you on


Leadership Innovation: Huawei’s rotating CEO system

November 20, 2015 • Corporate Governance, Editors' Pick, Global Business, LEADERSHIPComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao The CEO of an organisation is where the buck stops, and to whom all credit is due for success. But is this idea of the CEO as a “heroic leader” out-dated? Organisations need to implement leadership innovation to secure a

Brilliant Senior Team Work

November 20, 2015 • Corporate Governance, Editors' Pick, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland A large number of businesses have a gap between the espoused strategy and what actually happens day by day. So much so that it even has its own phrase in the consultancy world – “the rift between the rhetoric and the reality”. In this

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Leading Huawei: Seven Leadership Lessons of Ren Zhengfei

September 17, 2015 • Editors' Pick, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao “Every generation produces its own great character, and each exerts impact for hundreds of years.” True to this Chinese saying, Zhengfei has indeed proven that he had the influence and insights needed to design the


Standardisation and Cooperation are the Future

September 17, 2015 • Global Business, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

Interview with Jonas Berggren CEO, SSG AB According to Jeffrey Sachs, author of “The Age of Sustainable Development,” achieving sustainable development on our crowded, unequal, and degraded planet is the most important challenge facing our generation.