MENU

Commentary
Category Archive

mogulaspresidentfeatured

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

November 12, 2016 • Commentary, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (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 will cut through Washington’s House of Cards. Trump has never held public office …

Read More
cassidy-will-donald-trumps-supporters-show-up-at-the-polls-1200

Election Postmortem – The Leadership System

November 11, 2016 • Commentary, LEADERSHIPComments (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

trumpbusiness-web

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

November 10, 2016 • Commentary, Editors' Pick, Global Business, LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (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

tebrsepoctleader-featured

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,

TEBR2016JulAug-editors

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

TEBR2016MayJun-editors

Days of Glory past

May 1, 2016 • Commentary, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (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,

TEBR2016NovDec-editors

It Pays to be Nice

November 1, 2015 • Commentary, Marketing & Consumers, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (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

TEBR2015JulAug-editors

The Illusion of Choice

July 1, 2015 • CommentaryComments (0)

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

TEBR2015MayJun-editors

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