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Leadership Development

A library’s worth of business and academic literature has been devoted to understanding and defining “leadership.” This section sets forth some common definitions of what leadership is and what it is not and also discusses the qualities, traits, behaviours and competencies that better suit the modern timeline.
women leadership

Women in Transition – Countering Leadership Challenges with Learning

By Nora Ilona Grasselli One of the unintended consequences of the COVID-19 crisis and the measures introduced to control the pandemic was women’s increased disengagement...
Transformation of Education

New Outlook, New Educational Curricula And Proactivity

By Dr Mario Raich, Dr Kristine Marin Kawamura, Dr Simon L. Dolan, Dr Paweł Rowiński and Mr Claudio Cisullo  PART II: Towards A Visionary Prescriptive Transformation...
Colours of Wisdom

The Many Colours of Wisdom: Creating Reflective Leaders

By Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries In these most turbulent of times when enlightened leadership is needed more than ever, relying simply on knowledge,...
Empathy - Emotional Intelligence

Efficient Decision-Making with EQ Skills in Business

By Anna Maria Rostomyan In our everyday life, we are constantly faced with different situations that require drastic critical thinking and decision-making skills, especially in...
bath

Expanding Leadership Capabilities to Fuel the Evolution of Business

Director of MBA programmes at the University of Bath, Dr Donald Lancaster, explores the role of post-experience education in developing people strategies for sustainable...

Charisma and brand relevance: How to achieve a strong corporate identity

By Luigi Gentili This article examines the nature of charismatic brands and how this characteristic gives them a competitive advantage. Charismatic brands redefine the status...

Microlearning – The Key to Balancing Manager Development with Day-to-Day Responsibilities

By Cecilia Gorman In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are up against greater challenges than ever before. Employees left jobs en-masse, known as...
nconsistency

Duplicitous Leadership: Why Inconsistency is Harmful

By Nishat Babu When talking about leadership, we tend to focus on positive forms such as transformational, servant, and ethical, and their encouraging effects on...
Leadership Insights

Leadership Insights: Your Organization Is More Than The Sum of Its Parts

By Richard S. Hawkes It’s common for leaders and change-management experts to talk about organizations as if they were machines or computers. Machines have parts,...
Emotional Intelligence as a Game Changer in Global Business

Emotional Intelligence as a Game Changer in Global Business

By Dr Anna Maria Rostomyan, PhD Mentor, Swiss School of Business Research Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can be considered to be one of the cornerstones...
Jefferson health system

Leadership Plus: A Steady Hand and a Maverick for Good Times and Trying Times

By Michael Useem and Stephen K. Klasko, M.D.1 The search committee for a new chief executive of the Jefferson health system in 2013 had narrowed the...
Why Marketing Leadership Needs to be Agile and Customer-focused

Why Marketing Leadership Needs to be Agile and Customer-focused

By Mairead Brady Why do we use Zoom and not Slack or Skype? Post photos with Instagram and not Kodak? And why do we watch Netflix...
Championing Triple Ownership Programs

Championing Triple Ownership Programs (TOPs) in Executive Education: How Participant and Sponsor Ownership Leads...

By Christoph Burger, Bianca Schmitz and Bethan Williams What do you associate with the word “campus”?  For most of us, besides the happy student memories, there...
taskus

Outsourcing That Puts People First

Interview with Rajnish Sinha, CPO at outsourcing provider TaskUs Traditionally, the welfare of a company's employees lies within its own control. But what if that...
new leadership

New Leadership for a Sustainable Future

By Matt Gitsham At the close of COP26, an article in the Financial Times reported that although global executives welcomed the deal reached at the close...
EMBA programme

Top Executive Education featuring Antwerp Management School: Opening Minds to Impact the World

Interview with Antwerp Management School's Prof. Dr. Goran Milenković, Academic Director of the EMBA and Prof. Dr. Steffi Weil, Associate Dean for International Outreach...
Great Manager

How to Be a Great Manager

Your management style can significantly impact the work environment that you create for your employees. Great management skills can lead to a more positive company...
Ian Johnston

Want to Succeed in Business? Get your Culture in Good Shape

Interview with Mr. Ian Johnston, Partner at Heidrick & Struggles It’s common to refer casually to a company’s “culture”. But what does that really mean...
company’s negotiation skills

Five Ways CEOs Can Boost The Bottom Line By Improving How Their Companies Negotiate

By Milan Prilepok “Improve our negotiation skills” may not appear near the top of every CEO’s to-do list. But that’s a mistake. A huge chunk...
CoachHub

Uncovering the Path to our Dreams: CoachHub’s Coaching Program Points the Way

Interview with CoachHub Senior Behavioural Scientist Windy Tshepiso Maledu In a virtual work environment, the challenge is to enable everyone to feel seen and heard. Here,...
Group of business people with young adults and senior woman colleague on meeting at the modern bright office interior

Covering Blind Spots. Does the Board have the Right Information for Effective Decision Making?

By Pedro B. Agua Does your board have the right information for decision making? Better decision making has been a growing demand at any organizational...
WBS

What Motivates People To Become A Leader?

By Tina Kiefer, Warwick Business School (WBS) “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”...

Quantum Leadership for Recovery

By Vlatka Hlupic Even before the advent of the global pandemic necessitated a rethink of leadership models, the world of work managed by the old...
leaders

How Can Leaders Stay in the Know?

By Dr. Maja Korica, Warwick Business School (WBS) As a senior leader, do you know what’s really going on in your organisation? Are you on...
Gina Lodge

Soft Skills: Key To Leadership In A Changed World

Interview with Gina Lodge, CEO of The Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) Nobody knows for certain what the post-COVID business world will look like...
Zhang Yiming

Zhang Yiming: The Self-made Billionaire and Entrepreneur Behind TikTok Boom

At only 36 years of age, the founder behind one of the most viral social media platforms now has a net worth of $16.2...
Leaders

Skills Every Leader Should Possess and Why They’re Important for Business Success

Soft skills are important for all professionals. However, leaders are required to possess a unique set of skills. From being growth-minded to possessing confidence...
leadership

Corporate Social Responsibility: Do Companies Have Souls?

By Bill Novelli The harshest criticism of corporate social responsibility is that companies are essentially immoral, or rather amoral. It’s said that money trumps everything,...
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Human-Algorithm Collaboration in Managerial Decision Making

By Tessa Haesevoets, David De Cremer, Kim Dierckx and Alain Van Hiel Most would accept that there is a role for both humans and AI...

Organisational difficulties in producing thought leadership

By William S. Harvey, Vincent Mitchell, Alessandra Almeida Jones and Eric Knight Over the past several decades, thought leadership has moved from being individual gurus...

What South Africa can teach leaders about resilience

By John Luiz The COVID-19 pandemic has overturned the idea of ‘business as usual,’ exposing many vulnerabilities within social, business, and economic systems. A recent global...

What Children can teach us about Leadership: Seeing both the Trees and The Forest

By David De Cremer  and Hannah De Cremer Leadership and management are two different things. Managing a work force today implies taking up the role...

The Wise Leader

By Michael Chaskalson, Philippa Hardman and Chris Nichols We humans love a strong leader and we’ve seen plenty of them recently. The strong men of...

The Legacy of Serge Belamant and NET1 Technologies

NET1 Technologies is one of the foremost providers of secure and affordable financial transaction channels among un-banked and under-banked populations. The company’s technology runs...

Early Lessons Learned From Managing In Hybrid Reality

By Kalle Heikkinen, William Kerr, and Panu Routila Past months have thrown business leaders and their top management teams into a virtual treadmill. Nobody knows...

Leadership in the Virtual Office: Use BetterHelp to Bring Your Business Leadership Skills Online

You know that your team looks up to you and relies on your leadership skills to keep projects moving and to keep the synergy...

Toward a Compassionate Global Society

By M.S. Rao, Ph.D.   Abstract The purpose of this research paper is to draw a blueprint to build a compassionate global society. It explains compassion and...

6 Key Skills Every CTO Must Have

What does it take to become an awesome CTO? If that’s one of your dreams or perhaps you are already a tech leader looking...

Bo Parfet: Why Don Wenner Is A Leader Above the Rest

Don Wenner began his career in real estate in 2006 and quickly established himself as a leader in the industry. Prior to founding DLP...

The Jack Ma Story: Why Thinking Big is More Important than Technical Knowledge

By Rainer Zitelmann "We don’t want to be number one in China. We want to be number one in the world," said Jack Ma shortly...

Scott Dylan and Personality Traits That Make or Break Workplace Leaders

Fresh Thinking Group’s Scott Dylan explores the character traits of great managers and the character traits of managers who don’t inspire their teams. It takes...
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Charlene Li: Driving Digital Transformation with Resilient Leaders

The growth in the global digital transformation has never been greater. Even before the COVID-19 crisis erupted, many organisations were struggling to keep pace...

Interview to Dr. Bruno Roque Cignacco, the author of the book “The Art of...

Dr. Bruno Cignacco, an international business consultant, international speaker and business coach, shared with us his insights into how the COVID-19 might influence organisational...

Seven Essential Qualities In A Great Academic Dean

A great academic dean is like a skillful captain of a ship. They have the competence of sailing through storms, and under their leadership,...

How To Become An Industry Figurehead

Businesses are quickly waking up to the value of a public figurehead. When a person or a company becomes renowned and respected for their...

Cross-border and cross-cultural: the KEDGE Global Executive MBA programme has a worldwide reach

Interview with Professor Hervé Remaud, Director KEDGE Global Executive MBA KEDGE Business School Time will tell whether history will record the Zeitgeist of our times...

Get Ready for Disruption: WBS Prepares Executives for a Volatile Future

Interview with Tim Wray Director of Executive Education Warwick Business School We live in turbulent times, and business leaders need to draw on a range...

All Leaders Need to Become Explorers

By Jacob Morgan Leaders of the future need to be comfortable charting their own paths and venturing into the unknown. In past decades, leaders had...
Green Paper Man Stopping

What Are We Doing Today to Prevent Our Company’s Next Ethical Disaster?

By David De Cremer Imagine that you are walking past a restaurant where you clearly see that the condition of the electric wiring in the...
business man on a boat

Leaders of The Future Will Face These 2 Types of Challenges

By Jacob Morgan In many ways, leaders a few decades ago lived in a simpler time with simpler tasks. Their employees tended to stay with...

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