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Managing Difficult Personalities

January 24, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Zahir Irani and Amir Sharif   Taking a lead in handling difficult situations and difficult people can be the hardest part of any management role. In this article, the authors outline ways in which to handle such people and situations to ensure a better outcome for all.   Introduction What makes your workplace either …

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Organisational Identity as the Touchstone for Strategic Decision Making

December 7, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (1)

By John C. Camillus   A firm’s Identity – its core values, enduring aspirations and distinctive competencies – is intended to guide management’s decision making. This article discusses the effective methodologies for translating the values,

Creating Effective Organisational Systems through Experimenting with Human Nature

October 18, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, David De Cremer on Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao If organisations are serious in building cultures that can translate the desire to create joint value into a competitive advantage, it is needed that they become architects of systems that account for the human nature of its

Creating a One-Company Culture: Internal Strategy for External Success

September 29, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Team Managment, TransformationComments (0)

By Paul Argenti In the last century, large corporations have expanded in size, reach, and complexity. To keep employees aligned strategically, management must dedicate resources to creating a One-Company culture, one in which employee self-interest and

Leading Enterprise Wide Transformation and the Change Leader’s Job

September 26, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, Team Managment, TransformationComments (1)

By Douglas Ready Implementing Enterprise-Wide Transformation has proven to be troubling – well-regarded consultancies’ research can back this up. In this article, Doug Ready discusses the five embedded tensions that cause transformation difficulties and

Managing People in Mergers and Acquisitions Part 2: Integration and Survival

May 24, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Corporate Governance, Global Business, Talent Management, Business Process, Team ManagmentComments (1)

By Guido Stein and Marta Cuadrado In Part One, we addressed the key reasons why companies decide to pursue merger, the reasons why many of them fail, and the realities of mergers. In Part Two of this article, we will discuss human due diligence in Section 1.

The Missing Puzzle Piece? How Action Learning Can Help Solve the Dual Challenge of Talent Development and Talent Sourcing

May 23, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, MBAs & Executive Education, Global Business, Talent Management, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Alex Makarevich, Christian Acosta-Flamma and Simon L. Dolan To win in the “war for talent”, companies can no longer rely on conventional recruitment methods that put emphasis on formal credentials. Action Learning, seems to be a rising trend that

Counterwork Behaviours

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Adrian Furnham Counterwork behaviours – CWBs – include fraud, misconduct, and work avoidance cost organisations billions every year. In this article, Professor Furnham discusses the psychology behind CWBs, and how an organisation can reduce instances

The Transformation Imperative Collaborative Leadership is Key For Future Success

March 25, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Team Managment, TransformationComments (2)

By John Mattone In this article, John Mattone discusses how progressive leaders in the business world are moving away from a conventional leadership culture and embracing a collaborative approach to heading up their organisations. You might also like: At Your

Managing People in Mergers and Acquisitions Part 1: Reasons and Reality

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Corporate Governance, Global Business, Talent Management, Business Process, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Guido Stein and Marta Cuadrado In Part One of this article we will address a number of issues related to mergers. First, we will look at the key reasons why companies decide to pursue them and the reasons why many fail. Second, we will consider the