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Leading in the Post-Covid World

As the world stares down year three of a crisis that has affected so many lives and livelihoods, we’re bringing you a look at how it has affected business and society as well, and how to prepare for what might come next.

Strategies for Sudden Shock- Market Rewards Good Performance Also During Tough...

By Olli-Pekka Lumijärvi, Olga Nissen and Alexandra Oborina Every company’s strategy aims to grow revenue, profit, and market capitalization. When global economy was accelerating, these...

Finding Focus Post Pandemic: Growing a Resilient Business in a Volatile...

By Steve Lewis Steve Lewis took the reins as CEO of global re/insurance advisor Pro Global just before the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic....

The Alternative to Food System Chaos: Interview with Meiny Prins, CEO...

Our systems of food production and distribution are fundamentally flawed, jeopardising both the planet and its inhabitants. But, as Meiny Prins, CEO of Priva...

Leading in a Post-COVID World

By Daniel Breitenstein As we look beyond COVID-19, Daniel Breitenstein, General Manager of Astellas Pharma Germany and Head of the DACH Region, shares how collaboration,...

Switching Off the Always-On Culture

By Avi Liran and Marianna Pascal In mid-November 2021, Portugal made it illegal for bosses to contact employees after work. Legislators wanted to protect employees from...

Building the Strategic Architecture of the Post Pandemic Corporate Landscape

By Dr. Mark Esposito, Dr. Alessandro Lanteri and Dr. Terence Tse The Covid-19 pandemic has been a major disruptor for tried and tested approaches...

Five SAP Security Activities That Organisations Should Consider with the New...

By Dudley Cartwright Stephen McBride, Forbes Magazine contributor and editor of RiskHedge Report, predicts in his article that the largest cyberattack in history is imminent, with the...

How European Companies can use the Cloud to Increase their Competitiveness

By Jean-Marc Ollagnier, Sybille Berjoan, Surya Mukherjee and Gargi Chakrabarty Most European business leaders think of cloud as shared, public data centers to host workloads...

Making a Mid-Career Pivot with the Advanced Finance Program

Suzanne Ley spent more than 15 years in corporate and investment banking when she decided she needed a new challenge. “The dynamics of the...

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...

Leaders’ Behaviours and Organisational Cultures Needed for Success in a Post...

By Vlatka Ariaana Hlupic The global pandemic has changed all aspects of our lives including the way that we are now working. As organisations are...

Leading in an Age of Disruption

By Hannes Gurzki and Joachim Junghanss Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, few people would have expected the acceleration of digital technology and the new ways...

Board Membership: Navigating the New Uncertainties

Remember when there was an invisible line separating business from political and social movements? Corporate leaders largely kept quiet about their beliefs and values, trying...

How To Lead With Compassion On The Return To The Office

By David Liddle Managers are about to face one of the biggest challenges of their careers as organisations start to gear up for a gradual...

How European Companies Can Become Growth Leaders

By Jean-Marc Ollagnier, Sybille Berjoan and Regina Maruca Accenture’s recent survey of 700 C-suite executives of large businesses in Europe reveals confidence that new global...

Are You Prepared to Take the Risk?

Interview with Iain Wright, CFIRM, Outgoing Chair, Institute of Risk Management (IRM) Risk is a fact of life for businesses of all kinds – large...

An Effective Intersection of Automation and Productivity: Interview with TimeXtender CEO,...

In a post-COVID world, it is hard to say which work models are still conventional and part of the status quo. Such lines have...

Diamonds In The Rough: Spotting Opportunity During A Crisis

An exclusive interview with Cedar Rose founder and non-executive director Christina Massaad After helping kickstart digital transformation across the MENA region, Cedar Rose is now...

Retail Growth Strategies: Surviving COVID-19

By Omar Toulan and Niccolò Pisani The economic turbulence spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the retail sector. On...

Time for change: Why the consulting sector needs a new commercial...

By Leon Gauhman Leon Gauhman, chief strategy officer at Elsewhen, explores how big consulting can revive its damaged reputation in the wake of bungled Covid-19...

Using the Triaxial Model of Values to Build Resilience in a...

By Anat Garti and Simon L. Dolan The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began at the end of 2019 in China and quickly spread globally. Millions of...

Why Is Digital Transformation So Hard? Leaders Must Manage Multifaceted Change,...

By Joerg Niessing and Fred Geyer Leaders understand that digital transformation is an imperative.  Shareholders demand it. Customers expect it. The commercial impacts of COVID-19...

COVID-19 vaccines to save the world: don’t neglect supply chain challenges

By Gilles Paché Since the spring of 2020, due to the spread of a new, very virulent coronavirus, the planet has been going through an...

The New Strategic Reality as a Consequence of the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Dr. Peter Lorange The new reality of COVID-19 has been with us since the end of the first quarter of 2020.  This has led...

Why are some firms becoming more successful during the COVID-19 pandemic?

By Peter Lorange The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a worldwide recession of immense proportions.  Many companies are closing down, either for good or temporarily. ...

Crisis Leadership in Action: A Balancing Act between the Past and...

By David De Cremer The year 2020 will remain in our collective memory as a “crisis” year. It is the year where COVID-19 hit the...

Keeping Resilience in VUCA era: The Organization Should Learn from the...

By Weixu Ding and Jianhua Mao The COVID-19 outbreak started at the end of 2019 that has hurt the world's economy, cultural exchanges, people's healthy...

Organizational Preparedness with COVID-19: Strategic Planning and Human Creativity

By Yingying Zhang-Zhang and Arup Varma COVID-19 arrived with force and unpredictability, dragging sectors and industries to an unprecedented and uncertain situation. Companies and organizations reacted, but most...

Where does adaptability fit in for businesses during Covid-19?

By Paul Williamson The coronavirus pandemic has had an unforeseen effect on industries across Europe, pushing many businesses back to the starting line after being...

Coronawashing: How Can Firms Establish Moral Authenticity?

By Glyn Atwal and Maya Kaiser The Covid-19 pandemic represents both challenges and opportunities for brand marketing. Spreading rapidly around the globe, the novel coronavirus...

Leadership in Times of Crisis

By Lucy Franklin What a difference a few weeks makes. When planning for the new financial year, I doubt anyone in Europe saw this coming...

Covid-19, Stress, Self-Esteem, Values, and Psychological Well-being: How to Assess Risks...

By Dr. Simon L. Dolan and Dr. Salvador Garcia Sanchez A few years back, we published several books dealing with Stress, Self -Esteem, Health and...

How Leaders Can Overcome their Biases to Succeed in the Post-Crisis...

By Nikolaus Obwegeser, Noemie Tentillier, and Tomoko Yokoi Research has shown that our ability to deal with a crisis is heavily dependent on our perception...

“The COVID-19 Crisis” as an Opportunity for Introspection: A Multi-level Reflection...

By Simon L. Dolan, Mario Raich, Anat Garti and Avishai Landau The current period of misery and even despair surround us. It is perhaps an...

What Makes You an Effective Leader in Crisis Situations?

By David De Cremer For many organizational leaders and entrepreneurs, the coronavirus crisis represents a very challenging environment to lead and motivate their teams. What do...