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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. The authors present their study on what makes for an effective humour at the …

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Data to the rescue: Investing in (female) employees

September 18, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, Women in Leadership, People ManagementComments (0)

By Ineke Ceder and Sumru Erkut Can companies successfully align attention to their bottom line with the current urgent calls for wider diversity and inclusion? The authors argue that thoughtfully collecting data on workplace climate and letting affinity

The Dark Side of Emotional Contagion

July 3, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Alexandra Dobra-Kiel Investment banks – and the financial services industry at large – continue to bear the reputational scares of some high-profile ethical scandals. In spite of numerous efforts for avoiding ethical risk, emotional contagion, a key

Actions, Not Words Yes, Working Parents Can Succeed – And You Can Help Them Do So

July 1, 2018 • People Management, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Daisy Dowling Organisations of all sizes and types struggle with the “working parent problem”: how to retain, and foster best performance amongst the significant percentage of their employees who are raising young children. At the same time, working

Why Forgiveness Should Be Part Of Your Compliance Strategy

May 16, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, People Management, David De Cremer on Management, Editors' Pick, Team ManagmentComments (1)

By David de Cremer Compliance strategies are integral in creating a trustworthy, high performing and innovative work culture. As such, it is imperative for companies to evaluate the effectiveness of their compliance especially in today’s complex business

Savvy and Skillful: a new look at office politics

April 10, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Adrian Furnham Until recently the concept of office politics was exclusively associated with dirty tricks and Machiavellian manipulation. But recently psychologists using the concept of political savvy and political skill have noted that managers can be

Speaking Truth to Power

March 18, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Megan Reitz and John Higgins The need for transparency has never been more important, both in politics and in business. However, new research from Hult International Business School suggests that most leaders are genuinely blind to the fact of just how

What really matters to Gen Z? Workplace tech or the team around them?

February 7, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People ManagementComments (0)

By Tony Bailey As students get their A-level results and graduate from university this summer, a new tranche of young people will enter the workforce. So what do their prospective employers need to do to attract and accommodate the best and brightest

How to Negotiate Effectively in Different Cultures

January 20, 2018 • Global Business, People ManagementComments (0)

By Guido Stein and Kandarp Mehta In a globally connected world characterised by diversity, there exist different approaches towards negotiation, which are dependent on people’s respective culture. In this article, the authors discuss the significant impact

Tolerating Failure: A Key to Creating Sustainable Business

January 17, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By CB Bhattacharya, Ernesto Ciorra and Joanna Radeke Best-in-class companies galvanise their workforces to serve a larger purpose – creating a better world. They empower employees by providing leadership support and a sense of psychological safety. We