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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, mixed with the right amount of centralisation, makes an efficient leadership …

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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 (2)

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,

The Challenge of Leading Digital Platforms in Responsible Ways

March 23, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, David De Cremer on Management, Social ImpactComments (1)

By David De Cremer, Jess Zhang, and Leander De Schutter Digital platform businesses are increasingly being confronted with a host of unethical consequences due to a lack of responsible leadership and regulation. In this article, the authors identify

Creating Effective Organisational Systems through Experimenting with Human Nature

October 18, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, David De Cremer on Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao If organisations are serious in building cultures that can translate the desire to create joint value into a competitive advantage, it is needed that they become architects of systems that account for the human nature of its

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) In China: Huawei as a Case Study

August 24, 2016 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, David De Cremer on Management, Social ImpactComments (1)

By David De Cremer Adopting CSR as a company philosophy in China seems to be more challenging than could be expected. In this article, David De Cremer looks into an example of a Chinese company that has over the years grown into a major global player and in

Why Focus-Based Leadership is Important to Huawei’s Business Strategy

May 22, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, David De Cremer on Management, Leadership Development, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Jess Zhang Contemporary business develops at a rapid pace, with many uncertainties, internationally connected stakeholders, and little latitude to make mistakes. In such a dynamic environment companies need strong leadership to survive

Why Guanxi Matters in Business Relationships with China

March 17, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, David De Cremer on ManagementComments (2)

By Bang Nguyen and David De Cremer Business relationships between China and Europe have existed for quite some time and with the a renewed focus on the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives, this relationship is likely to

Why Focus Matters to Your Leadership: Understanding Huawei’s Business Strategy

February 9, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, David De Cremer on Management, Editors' Pick, Leadership Development, Strategic SpotlightComments (15)

By David De Cremer Contemporary business develops at a rapid pace, with many uncertainties, internationally connected stakeholders, and little latitude to make mistakes. In such a dynamic environment companies need strong leadership to survive and build a

The Fairness Challenge of the Internet of Things

January 20, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Corporate Governance, BLOGS, David De Cremer on Management, Digital Transformation, Internet of ThingsComments (2)

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

Leadership Innovation: Huawei’s rotating CEO system

November 20, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Global Business, BLOGS, David De Cremer on Management, Editors' PickComments (1)

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