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Organisational Vitality: The Life Line for Your Company

November 13, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, People 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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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

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

From Products to Solutions – Mastering Sales Force Incentives

August 30, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, MBA & Executive Education, Finance & Economics, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Johannes Habel and Olaf Ploetner As B2B companies strive to become providers of solutions rather than products, sales managers face significant challenges. Among them: new requirements for incentivising sales teams.   In 2016, the world’s second

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 (5)

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

Dominance and Prestige: Selecting the Leadership Approach that Fits

July 10, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Charleen R. Case and Jon K. Maner Maximising your organisation’s effectiveness requires leaders who tailor their leadership approach based on the organisational culture, their team’s dynamics, and the specific task at hand. This article describes two