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Leading by example

March 28, 2018 • MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven MacGregor I’ve been lucky to have had some great conversations this past week without travelling too far from home. Two days spent with Salesforce in Rome was followed by a day in London with O2. As ever I learned a lot from engaging with a highly diverse set of good people. What really …

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The ROI of Wellbeing

February 26, 2018 • MacGregor on Executive Health, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor I was teaching Masters students at IE’s School of Human Sciences and Technology this week. Teaching wellbeing at work to an average age of 25 was a refreshing experience. There was no need to try and convince them of the importance of

The Joyous Republic of giffgaff

January 24, 2018 • MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor   The Minister for Development arrives at the office by bicycle, and gets straight to work. Meeting the other ministries is first on the agenda today, with a number of initiatives in the offing to improve the day-to-day lives of

Biochemistry 101

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

By Steven MacGregor   I’ve been lucky enough to teach executives from companies including Oracle, Telefónica, Chevron Philips and Banco Santander the past few weeks in a busy pre-Christmas travel schedule that has included the Middle East, Madrid and

A Conversation with Ann Pickering, Director of Human Resources at O2

November 21, 2017 • BLOGS, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven MacGregor We continue our global influencers series this month in conversation with Ann Pickering. This was a recorded interview that you can listen to its entirety on the new Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast here.   Thanks for taking the time

Organisational Vitality: The Life Line for Your Company

November 13, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, People 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

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,