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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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What’s Your Superpower?

November 12, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Women in Leadership, Talent ManagementComments (0)

By Lauren Noël and Christie Hunter Arscott Imagine you enter an interview for a job and an executive asks you: “What’s your superpower?” How would you respond? Your answer would require the insight to know how your differentiators contribute value to

Claiming Your Value: A Key Skill for Women in Transition

November 11, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Women in Leadership, Coaching, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Sally Helgesen “What’s your worth?” might be one of the more difficult questions that women, particularly in the corporate world, need to face. In this article, Sally Helgesen elaborates on the importance of confidently articulating and claiming

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

Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: Finding an Optimal Level?

October 26, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Women in Leadership, Corporate GovernanceComments (0)

By Won-Yong Oh, Loren Falkenberg, and Jim Dewald There has been an increase in the number of women serving on boards. Today, everyone talks about “more” women in the boardroom. The more, the better? Probably, not always. In this article, the authors

Naturally Selected? Clues about Leadership from the Animal World

September 12, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Mark van Vugt When thinking of a “successful executive”, we often use the description of an “alpha”, most of the time a male one, too. In this article, Professor van Vugt shares interesting leadership clues and patterns from the animal world which

How to Get Your Functions to Supercharge Your Strategy

September 12, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Corporate Governance, Global BusinessComments (0)

By Jo Whitehead, Anita Hunt and Debbie Rogerson Great strategies often go to waste because they cannot be properly executed. In this article, the authors share not only how to make sure your strategies are executed but also improved by input from the

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,

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