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Winning the War for the Best Female Talent

July 20, 2016 • Coaching, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Women in LeadershipComments (0)

By Christie Hunter Arscott, Lauren Noël & Douglas Ready The International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR) identifies five key themes that emerging women leaders value which companies should focus on to attract, advance, and retain aspiring women leaders. You might also like: Disrupting the disruption: 10 Principles for Digital

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The Dirty Dozen: How Unethical Behaviour Creeps Into Your Organisation

July 19, 2016 • Corporate Governance, Editors' Pick, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Urs Müller and Ulf Schäfer This article presents some of the most influential drivers of unethical behaviour in business and suggests counter-strategies. Reviewing the literature from relevant disciplines, the authors draw the attention to twelve factors

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Mastering Innovation in Family Firms: How to Resolve the Ability vs. Willingness Paradox

May 31, 2016 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Succession PlanningComments (1)

By Alfredo De Massis and Federico Frattini Family firms represent a highly ubiquitous form of business organisation globally and are the backbone of many industrialised and developing world economies. This article discusses how can family firm managers use

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Design Your Life: Leveraging Design Thinking For Better Executive Health

May 26, 2016 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor Why does management development focus almost solely on the neck up, when the demands placed on managers and executives touch every facet of their lives? In this article the author discusses a design-thinking approach to sustainable

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Managing People in Mergers and Acquisitions Part 2: Integration and Survival

May 24, 2016 • Business Process, Corporate Governance, Global Business, OPERATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Team ManagmentComments (1)

By Guido Stein and Marta Cuadrado In Part One, we addressed the key reasons why companies decide to pursue merger, the reasons why many of them fail, and the realities of mergers. In Part Two of this article, we will discuss human due diligence in Section 1.

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The Odds of Successful Entrepreneurship: How to Overcome the Holy Grail Syndrome

May 23, 2016 • Coaching, Entrepreneurship, INNOVATIONComments (1)

By Tijs Besieux In this article, Tijs Besieux discusses the four steps to overcoming the Holy Grail Syndrome, which could hinder an entrepreneur’s road to success. Because what makes entrepreneurs successful is their ability to combine several talents and

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The Missing Puzzle Piece? How Action Learning Can Help Solve the Dual Challenge of Talent Development and Talent Sourcing

May 23, 2016 • Global Business, MBAs & Executive Education, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Alex Makarevich, Christian Acosta-Flamma and Simon L. Dolan To win in the “war for talent”, companies can no longer rely on conventional recruitment methods that put emphasis on formal credentials. Action Learning, seems to be a rising trend that

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

May 22, 2016 • David De Cremer on Management, LEADERSHIP, 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

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Entrepreneurial Risks and the Joys that Come with Them

May 21, 2016 • Entrepreneurship, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Women in LeadershipComments (0)

By Myra Strober Sometimes it is only with hindsight that one understands the benefits that come from taking an entrepreneurial risk. In 1974, Myra Strober helped to establish the center for research on women at Stanford, one of the first to be established in

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Introduction to the Female Leadership In Our Time

April 16, 2016 • Female Leadership In Our Time, Women in LeadershipComments (0)

“I believe that true passion has no gender and focusing on your goals and dreams helps you to overcome gender and cultural boundaries.” Simonetta Di Pippo, Astrophysicist, Director of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs   To download the free copy