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Worry: I know there is a crisis waiting for me

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Thomas DeLong Jana Jones was a successful, experienced manager who had run a multi-million dollar business. She projected the image of being able to do it all. She was COO of an internet consulting firm and had previously run a major piece of a large consulting firm. Decisive, energetic, smart, driven and with a …

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Complexity Kills Profits – CEOs need to simplify their businesses

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (4)

By Simon Collinson and Melvin Jay The competitive environment is becoming more complex and unpredictable, and senior managers have no control over the underlying trends, from globalisation to technological change. The most damaging kinds of complexity,

The Anatomy of Board of Director Culture

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Patrick R. Dailey Culture matters more than before. Unless the right board culture is in place, nothing very special is likely to happen. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A Virus to

Adapt to Survive – a picture of leadership in 2030

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Georg Vielmetter The business world is changing. Over the next twenty years, various global pressures will have a major impact on European organisations and leaders. Dr Georg Vielmetter, head of leadership and talent for Europe at global management

Operationalising Excellence: Making it Happen – Part I

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Sean Culey In the last edition of The European Business Review, my article called ‘The 7 Keys to Unlocking Organisational Greatness’ was published, in which I identified seven key elements of a business that need to be aligned and integrated in order

Redesigning Leadership: Design, Technology, Business + Life

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Maeda and Becky Bermont There is a simple saying in Japanese that epitomizes the nature of striving for excellence, “Ue ni wa ue ga aru.” It translates as, “Above up, there is something even higher above up.” To me, it is an eloquent

The Rise and Consequences of Corporate Sustainability Reporting

September 28, 2011 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Corporate Governance, Finance & Economics, Social ImpactComments (7)

By Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim In the last two decades a growing number of companies across sectors and geographies are communicating to their stakeholders their initiatives and performance within the environmental, social and governance (ESG)

Think Again: How good leaders can avoid bad decisions

September 28, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Andrew Campbell and Jo Whitehead Leaders can make good decisions or less good decisions. Several years ago, we set out to understand the causes of these less good decisions. Our main finding is that the bad decisions start when the brain lets us down. You

Woman in Consulting: Q+A with Claire Arnold

September 28, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Women in LeadershipComments (0)

Claire Arnold is a founding partner of Maxxim Consulting. In this interview, she told us about her management philosophy, visions as well as her views on the future for Maxxim and other consultancy firms. You might also like: Conflict Contagion: A Virus to

What Do Bosses Do Today? Rethinking this still-essential role for a new world

September 28, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback Being a great boss has always been hard. The challenge for organizations today is that it’s getting both harder and more essential at the same time. How and where will organizations find great bosses who can effectively