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The Better Boards Podcast Series

The Better Boards Podcast Series: Governance – Are Boards Part of the Problem or...

The podcast and the article are brought to you by The Better Boards Podcast Series. So much of the global discussion of corporate governance...

Bumps in the Road: Recovering From Leadership Setbacks

By Doug Lennick and Chuck Wachendorfer Most leadership setbacks happen, at least partially, because leaders make mistakes. Unfortunately, high achieving leaders are often intolerant of...
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A Beauty Premium and a Plainness Penalty: Attractiveness at Work

By Adrian Furnham Are physically attractive people seriously advantaged at work? Are they more likely to be selected, promoted, and given higher salaries? Does being physically...
Q&A How Can Executive Education Address the Unique Challenges of Senior Women Executives

Q&A: How Can Executive Education Address the Unique Challenges of Senior Women Executives?

By Pamela Martinez Organisations must intentionally invest in developing, retaining, and supporting talented women leaders. Introduction Even in top positions, women face challenges within institutional structures, systems...

Corporate Culture: What It Is and Why It Is Important

By Adrian Furnham A functional corporate culture benefits both the company and its employees. In this article, the author provides an overview on the origin...
Imran Saleem

The Better Boards Podcast Series: On Making it in the Boardroom

The podcast and the article are brought to you by The Better Boards Podcast Series. The boardroom is a desirable place, and after a successful...
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Mission, Vision, Values: A Blueprint For Success

By Ken Gavranovic and Lee Atchison excerpted from their book BUSINESS BREAKTHROUGH 3.0 Sam Goldwyn reportedly said that a verbal contract isn’t worth the paper...
Building a Successful Employee Engagement Process

The Better Boards Podcast Series: Building a Successful Employee Engagement Process

The podcast and the article are brought to you by The Better Boards Podcast Series. The landscape of employee relations is changing, particularly in...
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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...

Coaching: What is it and does it work?

By Adrian Furnham Business coaching is big business. Two years ago, the International Coaching Federation had 53,000 members and estimated that there were 100,000 life...
HR Leadership

Re-Defining HR Leadership in the New Hybrid Work Era, with a Touch of Humanity

By Arancha Torres Gonzalez Jacinda Ardern is often hailed as one of the great leaders of the 21st century. She helped guide New Zealand through...
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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...
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,...
Economic Opportunity

COVID as an Economic Opportunity: Lessons From the Subprime Crisis on Resilient Businesses

By Jorge Sá Most businesses were taken completely off-guard when the COVID crisis hit. The absence of historical data on such an event meant that...
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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...
edge computing

Why It Doesn’t Always Make Sense to Keep Away From the Edge

Interview with Rob Coupland, Chief Executive Officer of Pulsant When you need to process your company’s data rapidly and cost-effectively, proximity to the edge can...
Mastering Board Governance in the Digital Age

Mastering Board Governance in the Digital Age

In the drive for digitalisation, the emphasis tends to be on the operational aspects of the business. But shouldn't there be benefits for the...
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...
Sustainability Warriors

The Net-Zero Battle Requires an Army of Economic Sustainability Warriors

by Laurits Bach Sørensen Although governments around the world have made commitments to achieving net zero, it is clear that more is needed if these...
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...
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The Better Boards Podcast Series: Managing Governance Risk

The podcast and the article are brought to you by The Better Boards Podcast Series. Risk identification, ownership, and monitoring sit at the highest levels...
Climate action

Climate Action is in the Hands of the C-Suite

By Renaud Bettin As companies face rising pressures from consumers, investors, and sustainability reporting regulations, it is essential that the entire C-Suite assumes responsibility for...
PRIVA

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

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

Fear of High-profile Influential Women Keeps Witch Hunts Alive

By Marcelina Horrillo Husillos, Journalist and Correspondent at The European Business Review Across New England, where witch trials occurred periodically from 1638 until 1725, women...
AI

Artificial Intelligence as an Enabler for the Real Kind: Interview with Kit Cox, CEO...

We’ve heard much about the applications for generative AI in the creative fields, such as writing, design, and software development. But what does the...
business

Resilience to Turbulence: How to Keep Going in Uncertain Times

Interview with Petra Jenner, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Splunk Recently, dramatic events like pandemics and...
Online mentoring

Can mentoring and development survive the hybrid shift?

By Nathan Peart With the hybrid model set to stay for the long run, Nathan Peart explores how companies and leaders must ensure that they properly...
Emma Codd

The Better Boards Podcast Series: Gender Equality in the Workplace Starts at the Top

The podcast and the article are brought to you by The Better Boards Podcast Series. Despite living in an era of rapid technological advancements, ground...
Meditation in the Workplace A Guide to Benefits and Integration

Meditation in the Workplace: A Guide to Benefits and Integration

By Emil Bjerg, editor and journalist of The European Business Review Meditation has gotten a lot of attention in the workplace in recent years, and...

Resilience Is More than Being Able to Rebound: It Should Be Used As a...

By Jacques Bughin While they may not be able to prevent pending economic crises such as those resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses can use...
Improving Men’s Health with a Passion

Improving Men’s Health with a Passion: Interview with Sokratis Papafloratos, Founder and CEO of...

If male health has traditionally been a somewhat neglected field, perhaps it’s partly due to men’s reticence in seeking help when it’s required. One...
Elevating Leadership

Elevating Leadership: A Deep Dive into Coaching Programs and their Integration with Executive Education

Summary By seamlessly integrating coaching and executive education, organisations create a powerful synergy that nurtures exceptional leaders capable of navigating today’s global business landscape. Introduction Leadership coaching...
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Keeping your Head up: Experiences that Shape your Life and your Face

Interview with Mr. Mark Anderson, CEO of Alteryx While it is undeniably true that we are all the sum of our experiences, it is also...
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Approaching Risk From the Boardroom

By Francisco Vieira and Pedro B. Agua Boards of directors have been forced to pay increased attention to organisational risk and due governance. It is...
Bruno Lanvin

The Global Quest For Talent: The Prospects Are … Mixed

Interview with Executive Director for Global Indices at INSEAD, Bruno Lanvin It's well known that, to be effective in any undertaking, you first have to...
AI – Rethinking business

The Better Boards Podcast Series: AI – Rethinking business

The podcast and the article are brought to you by The Better Boards Podcast Series. AI and generative AI are capturing the headlines. We know...

Coaching and Leadership Development

By Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D. This research paper imparts coaching education to executives to enhance their leadership skills and abilities. It justifies why successful leaders...
Teaching Leadership

Can You Teach Leadership?

By Adrian Furnham Can leadership be taught or is it an innate talent? This age-old question has been the topic of many debates in the...
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Next-Gen Education: Teaching Humans How to Thrive in a World of Intelligent Machines

By Sean Culey In July 2022, I had the pleasure of presenting a keynote on “the future of work” to over 200 head teachers at...
Leaders’ Behaviours and Organisational Cultures

Leaders’ Behaviours and Organisational Cultures Needed for Success in a Post Covid Hybrid Workplace

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...

The Power of Women Entrepreneurs Across the World

By Marybeth Gasman Women across the world sustain economies and innovation through entrepreneurship. More than 250 million women are entrepreneurs and over 150 million are...

Navigating the A.I. Era: How Riversoft from Taiwan Harnesses the Power of Generative A.I.

Exclusive Interview with Claude Shen, Chief Technology Officer of Riversoft Inc. In a world where Generative A.I. has become ubiquitous, Riversoft's CTO, Claude Shen, discusses...
Digital Trust is on the Horizon

Digital Trust is on the Horizon: Interview with Warren Dumanski, Executive VP and General...

In an ideal world, businesses would be able to carry out their digital business transactions safely, securely, ethically and reliably. In short, they need...
Corporate ESG Programme

Designing a Corporate ESG Programme that Attracts, Nurtures, and Retains Women

By Chaitra Vedullapalli Inclusion is the new kid on the block that every company interested in advancement is courting. And one of the best methods...
Dean Blomson

The Better Boards Podcast Series: How do Boards Preside Wisely Over Transactions to Avoid...

The podcast and the article are brought to you by The Better Boards Podcast Series. It is well-known that the track record for successful acquisition...
The Rising Star Exploring the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) Role

The Rising Star: Exploring the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) Role

In recent years, the concept of sustainability has gained significant traction across industries and societies worldwide. As organizations recognize the importance of integrating environmental,...
Leadership

Investing in Leadership Talent: Using an MBA to Break the Career Ceiling

On starting as a Supply Planner at PepsiCo in September 2020, Thiago Narisawa made a bold and ambitious statement. He wanted to do an...
The Role of the Next Generation on Boards of Family-Owned Enterprises

The Better Boards Podcast Series: The Role of the Next Generation on Boards of...

The podcast and the article are brought to you by The Better Boards Podcast Series. Transferring a family-owned enterprise to the next generation raises complex...
Where Healthcare is a Pet Subject

Where Healthcare is a Pet Subject: Interview with Junko Sheehan, Founder & CEO of...

It’s no surprise that the healthcare sector has huge potential for making a positive social impact. But it’s not only humans that have health...
cyber bully

Discrimination Thriving in Remote Work: Poorly Structured Companies Lead the Rise of Hostile and...

By Marcelina Horrillo Husillos, Journalist and Correspondent at The European Business Review “Since the start of the pandemic, employees have felt as if online environments...

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