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Four Toxic Symptoms of Success

February 8, 2019 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, Corporate Governance, Business Model, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Risto Siilasmaa All companies make mistakes but success – especially huge success – can blind companies to their mistakes until it’s too late to recover. Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of Nokia, shares hard-earned lessons from Nokia’s near-death experience in 2012: How to recognise and prevent the toxicity of success.   When I joined Nokia’s

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Craftsmanship Meets Technology: A Conversation with Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen

February 2, 2019 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Editors' Pick, Luxury Strategy, Strategic Spotlight, Top C-Suite InterviewsComments (0)

In the new IWC Manufacturing Center, IWC Schaffhausen combines traditional craftsmanship with sophisticated technology to produce high-quality timepieces like the iconic Pilot’s Watches or the Portugieser. The building was designed by the brand’s CEO, who

Big Business Models Are Back-to-Front Create Long-term Value By Putting Shareholders At the Back-end of Cash Flow Distribution

January 28, 2019 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Corporate Governance, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Paul Strebel Large firms have been treating their shareholders as their most critical stakeholders. In the short run this might make sense, but not in the long term. The author argues that in order to safeguard and increase the industry’s long-term

“Electric Has Gone Audi”: An Exclusive Interview with Mr. Bram Schot

January 25, 2019 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Future of Business, Luxury Strategy, Top C-Suite InterviewsComments (0)

In recent years, interest in electric cars has increased sharply which has led to a greater disruption and democratisation of the entire automotive value chain from bottom to top. Audi, one of the most valuable brands in premium automotive manufacturing, has

Building Competencies that are critical for Future Success: Interview with Professor Rhoda Davidson

January 25, 2019 • Women in Leadership, MBA & Executive EducationComments (0)

Founded in Lyon, France in 1872 by the local business community and is affiliated to the Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry, EMLYON Business School is a French leading business school aiming to be more focused on the professional and personal success of

Using Technology To Turn The Dial On Inclusion: The Mental Health Opportunity

January 25, 2019 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Coaching, People Management, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By Barbara Harvey The stigma long associated with mental health challenges is fading. Companies should turn that to their advantage. Technology can help.   Companies increasingly understand the value of having an inclusive culture at work. When a culture

Competitive advantage through software: Contrasting Enterprises & Startups

January 20, 2019 • LEADERSHIPComments (0)

By Grant Hull I have an interesting vantage point whereby one portion of my professional life I work in the innovation scene with startups and entrepreneurs, in the other, my company service medium to large enterprises with digital transformation. There are

Driving Success Through Agile Banking: An Exclusive Interview with Sergey Khotimskiy

November 23, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, Finance & Economics, Editors' Pick, Top C-Suite InterviewsComments (0)

Started out as a local bank catering to a niche market, Sovcombank became one of the largest in terms of assets and most profitable banking groups in Russian Federation. Sergey Khotimskiy, First Deputy Chairman and co-owner of Sovcombank PJSC, shared with us

Berkeley Executive Education: Creating A “New Thinking For The New Economy”

November 20, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, Women in Leadership, MBA & Executive Education, Female Leadership In Our TimeComments (0)

Interview with Laura Tyson, Interim Dean, Haas School of Business Located in the heart of the world’s innovation center, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business aims to address the need for lifelong learning by creating a “new thinking for a new

Smile, Smile and Be A Leader? Differences in male and female leaders’ use of humour

November 19, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, People Management, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Vanessa Marcié and Sucheta Nadkarni While humour can serve as a key to improve work culture and leadership effectiveness, there is a good chance that you are not cracking jokes properly or in a strategic manner, which can be damaging on many levels.