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What Leaders Can Learn from Both Clinton and Trump

January 5, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Women in Leadership, CommentaryComments (0)

By Katharina Balazs   When connecting with an audience, Hillary Clinton leads with the head while Donald Trump comes from the heart: both hold lessons for today leaders. Watching Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the U.S. presidential debates, it is striking to observe the difference in communication styles between the candidates; indeed they

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Is it really so bad to have a business mogul as president?

November 12, 2016 • SPECIAL FEATURES, CommentaryComments (0)

By Stephen Gibbs Donald Trump’s image as a street fighter offering a voice to the disenfranchised propelled him to victory in the US election. But beyond the artifice of political stage management, it just might be possible that an executive business brain

Election Postmortem – The Leadership System

November 11, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, CommentaryComments (0)

By Barbara Kellerman Impossible to make much sense of what happened – President-elect Donald Trump – so soon after the fact. But when the history of this moment is written, it will have to presume a systemic perspective. It will have to account not only

5 Ways Trump or Clinton Could Make Government Run More Like a Business

November 10, 2016 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Commentary, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Howard Schweitzer Applying business concepts to government is not a fantasy. With the right leader, a heavy dose of patience and good ideas, government can become more efficient delivering more value at decreased burden to taxpayers.   Throughout the

Enemy within

September 20, 2016 • CommentaryComments (1)

From the Editors Europe is in the grips of anti-immigrant sentiments aimed mostly against their Muslim citizens and new émigrés. One wonders what would happen if these immigrant populations looked more like the average white Englishman, German or Frenchman,

UK – the most undemocratic democracy

July 1, 2016 • CommentaryComments (1)

From the Editors The United Kingdom woke up on Friday 23 June to new realities: the Kingdom was no longer ‘united’ and its constituent parts had broken rank and were wooing new suitors. Scotland voted by 62-38 to remain in Europe while Northern Ireland

Days of Glory past

May 1, 2016 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Commentary, Social ImpactComments (0)

From the Editors In the run up to the 12 May 2016 Anti Corruption Summit in the UK last week, the British premier let off a classic gaffe, describing Nigeria ‘as one of the most corrupt countries in the world’. The Queen’s gaffe came a day later,

It Pays to be Nice

November 1, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Marketing & Consumers, CommentaryComments (1)

From the Editors Ryanair’s 32% jump in their first-half year profits for this year is said to be down to Ryanair being nice to its customers say, Michael O’Leary, the CEO of the budget airline. Michael O’Leary now claims that “If I had known being

The Illusion of Choice

July 1, 2015 • CommentaryComments (1)

From the Editors As Greece and the rest of the Eurozone finally reached an agreement last week for a third Greek bailout package, one cannot but wonder at the cost for the Greek people and to Tsipras’ credibility of staying in the Eurozone. Do the Greek

A Tale of Two Cities

May 1, 2015 • CommentaryComments (1)

From the Editors The results of the May 2015 UK general elections were received with contrasting reactions from two camps. Less than 48 hours after the results, and before the dust had settled, it seemed the lines were already drawn and everyone knew on which