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Organisational Vitality: The Life Line for Your Company

November 13, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Talent Management, David De Cremer on Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By David De Cremer Where do you see your company many many many years from now? In this article, David De Cremer tells us the importance of passion, energy, company culture and more in cultivating organisational vitality. Where best to learn than from global telecom giant, Huawei.   No company lasts forever! As in life, …

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Six Sigma Cirrhosis: How an Overreliance on Improvement Makes Organisations Ill

November 9, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak There was a time when delivering “perfection” at a low price was like a business miracle that customers get a “high” from – but not anymore. In this article, Christopher Surdak elaborates on customers’ perception of quality

Chief Wellbeing Officer

October 27, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven MacGregor  This month we include an excerpt from Steven MacGregor’s new book, Chief Wellbeing Officer: Leading in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, co-authored with Rory Simpson and published by LID.    “We stand on the brink of a

A Conversation with Roberto Di Bernardini, Global Head of HR at Banco Santander

September 21, 2017 • BLOGS, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments Off on A Conversation with Roberto Di Bernardini, Global Head of HR at Banco Santander

By Steven MacGregor Returning to our series of interviews with global influencers we talk to Roberto Di Bernardini, who after almost a decade of HR leadership at Johnson&Johnson is now based between London and Madrid with Banco Santander.   Many

When Democracy and Centralisation Meet in Leadership

August 23, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, Corporate Governance, David De Cremer on Management, Editors' PickComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao Business leaders face a plethora of challenges and one of those is finding the leadership approach that would benefit the company and its employees. In this article, the authors elaborate on how the right amount of democracy,

Design For Wellbeing

August 19, 2017 • MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven MacGregor Health and wellbeing in the professional domain continue to garner increased attention. In this article, the author wraps up the year through an elaboration of the important role of design in the betterment of wellbeing.   As we approach

Is Compassionate Leadership a Driver of Huawei’s Business Success?

July 27, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, David De Cremer on Management, Editors' Pick, Leadership Development, Team ManagmentComments (4)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao In this article, the authors trace giant telecom Huawei’s success to its founder’s commitment to compassionate leadership. In a fast modernised wold, how do ancient Confucian and Buddhist teachings of compassion drive you,

Habit Hacking (Part II)

July 14, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven MacGregor How many times have you said that you will change for the better? In this Part Two of the article, the author shares the 7S Model that can be employed for a successful behaviour change, either to create and sustain a new healthy habit, or

Habit Hacking (Part I)

June 7, 2017 • MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (2)

By Steven MacGregor In the first of two parts looking at habits in the workplace the author uncover the preliminary results of research into habit formation success with almost 2000 senior managers in a major multinational. “All our life, so far as it has

Business as Usual?

May 24, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Climate Change, Europe's recovery is possible. This is how…Comments (1)

By Mark Esposito, Terence Tse, and Lisa Xiong “We are running out of water.”(Famiglietti (NASA), 2015)1 The constantly evolving world we live in continues to pose challenges to resources. In the age that the expiration date tag is ubiquitous, a strong