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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, and the importance of social networks, the workplace, and other variables in the …

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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 (0)

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

A Conversation with Rory Simpson, Chief Learning Officer at Telefónica

May 10, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, MBAs & Executive Education, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven MacGregor We start a new series this month, interviewing global influencers in the area of executive health. Short conversations that we hope will deliver deep insights. First up is Rory Simpson, Chief Learning Officer at Telefónica and Managing

Beyond the Hateful 8

April 10, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Emerging Ideas, MacGregor on Executive HealthComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor  Steven MacGregor elaborates on how today’s world has turned Robert Owen’s “Triple 8” to the “Hateful 8”. How should business leaders address this seemingly inevitable phenomenon brought by the contemporary world? 

Leadership with a Smile Managing Our Emotions as a Tool of Enacting Leadership

March 9, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Marian Iszatt-White Practicing leaders often have to manage their emotions as part of enacting their leadership role: whilst we all do this as part of our everyday lives, for leaders it can be an important “tool of the trade”. So how do they perform

The Value of Gender-Based Leadership

March 2, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Women in Leadership, Corporate GovernanceComments (2)

By Melissa Greenwell   If a roomful of men can draw on their experiences and insights to help a business succeed, a roomful of men and women drawing from a deeper pool can achieve even more. Given the growing evidence about the business value of

The Importance of Being Expert… Contextually Expert

February 2, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (2)

By Barbara Kellerman The article argues that leadership is not a person – it is a system. It is a system in which three parts are of equal importance: leaders, followers (or others), and contexts. The article focuses on the importance of incorporating