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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 (1)

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

Dominance and Prestige: Selecting the Leadership Approach that Fits

July 10, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Charleen R. Case and Jon K. Maner Maximising your organisation’s effectiveness requires leaders who tailor their leadership approach based on the organisational culture, their team’s dynamics, and the specific task at hand. This article describes two

The Happiness Conundrum

June 20, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Coaching, Talent ManagementComments (0)

By Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries Based on a case example of a deeply unhappy person, this article examines the elusive topic of happiness, paying special attention to the Big Five theory of personality, the interface between health, resilience, and happiness,

United Airlines, Artificial Intelligence, and Donald Trump: Reawakening Values in the Era of Fake Service, Fake Reality, and Fake News

June 13, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Corporate Governance, Commentary, Editors' Pick, Social Impact, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Avi Liran and Simon L. Dolan Society has evolved and not all aspects of our lives were able to cope up with the changes and advances of the modern world. The authors elaborately sketch the current state of values particularly in our professional lives. The

Parity in Progress: A New Future for Women in Energy

May 25, 2017 • Women in LeadershipComments (0)

By Katie Mehnert Women’s rights have been front and centre in recent weeks, given the current political climate. But movement toward change has been brewing for some time. And while there’s still a ways to go to reach parity, there are some notable signs

What Digital Leadership Does

May 25, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGYComments (1)

By Stijn Viaene Leadership has been an indispensable factor in any business development. As businesses undergo digital transformation, Stijn Viaene offers exciting insight on digital leadership, the different leadership personas required for its execution,

The Mindful Leader – Staying Resilient, Collaborating and Thriving in Complexity

May 21, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Coaching, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Michael Chaskalson and Megan Reitz Political and economic instability, climate change, globalisation, disruption, an unprecedented pace of change and overwhelming channels of communication – how can leaders stay focussed and make good decisions?

People and the Planet – CSR Initiatives Sweeten Ferrero’s Success

May 12, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Corporate GovernanceComments (0)

By Tammi L. Coles For global businesses to thrive, “doing sustainability” is no longer an option. Tammi L. Coles spoke with recognised CSR researcher and author CB Bhattacharya about how this is revealed in the “People and the Planet” philosophy of