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Powerful Leadership Wins Employees Hearts + Minds…Gains Customers

February 12, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Leadership Development, Team ManagmentComments (5)

This article explores how to use effective leadership strategies to win hearts and minds of employees to improve the bottom line. It draws attention to Gallup’s most recent statistics on the state of employee engagement, both in the US and worldwide, and outlines the three different types of engagement. To attract and retain top talent, …

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Why Focus Matters to Your Leadership: Understanding Huawei’s Business Strategy

February 9, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, David De Cremer on Management, Editors' Pick, Leadership Development, Strategic SpotlightComments (19)

By David De Cremer 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 and build a

Develop a Robust Female Leadership Pipeline

January 20, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, Women in Leadership, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Alexia Vernon In this article, Alexia Vernon provides actionable strategies for organisations to develop their next generation female leaders. Grounding her recommendations in research and real-world examples, she demystifies what holds women back from

An Investor’s Least Favourite Statement – “Oops, Wrong CEO”

January 20, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Leadership DevelopmentComments (2)

By Leslie Pratch It is possible to identify executives who are likely to act with consistently high integrity and who demonstrate sound, timely judgment when they occupy positions of power. These executives – as distinct from others who have similar

Brilliant Senior Team Work

November 20, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Editors' Pick, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Leadership Development, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland A large number of businesses have a gap between the espoused strategy and what actually happens day by day. So much so that it even has its own phrase in the consultancy world – “the rift between the rhetoric and the reality”. In this

Leading Huawei: Seven Leadership Lessons of Ren Zhengfei

September 17, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, BLOGS, David De Cremer on Management, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (3)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao “Every generation produces its own great character, and each exerts impact for hundreds of years.” True to this Chinese saying, Zhengfei has indeed proven that he had the influence and insights needed to design the

Standardisation and Cooperation are the Future

September 17, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Global Business, Leadership Development, Social ImpactComments (0)

Interview with Jonas Berggren CEO, SSG AB According to Jeffrey Sachs, author of “The Age of Sustainable Development,” achieving sustainable development on our crowded, unequal, and degraded planet is the most important challenge facing our generation.

Senior Team Development for the Unwilling

September 17, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Editors' Pick, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Leadership Development, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland Traditional team work over-emphasises the whole team approach far more than is needed for most practical purposes. In this article, John Sutherland discusses developing effective team work for senior teams.   You might also like: 21st

Coaching: The Key to Your Success

September 17, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, Coaching, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

Individuals and teams are turning to professional coaching for support in maximising their personal and professional potential. ICF Credential represents the gold standard in professional coaching certifications and offers coaching consumers a sense of

Leadership Dispatches: Business Lessons From A President Taking Charge

July 20, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (2)

By Michael Useem, Howard Kunreuther, and Erwann Michel-Kerjan This article discusses the leadership of President Sebastián Piñera following the Chilean earthquake of 2010. The authors argue that Chile’s recovery from that disaster points to a host of