Iain Wright

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...
consultant

Client Advisory: How To Cultivate The Ultimate Consultant For Real-World Strategies That Work

By Leon Gauhman Leon Gauhman, chief strategy officer at digital product consultancy Elsewhen, explains how clients can sidestep endemic problems in the consultancy sector, vetting...

Keep Calm and Carry on: A British Year in COVID

By Ben Hogg As parts of Europe plunged into a new wave of national lockdowns, the UK is seeing restrictions ease this month, with individuals...
business colleagues

From Surviving to Thriving: Business after Coronavirus

At the beginning of 2020, many people found it difficult to adapt to some of the changes due to the pandemic. Everyone can tell...
fraud

How to Protect Yourself Against Cloned Firms

Cloned firms have been plaguing financial companies across the UK for years and they can be a real nuisance. A cloned firm essentially ‘clones’ your...
Safety and Security of Your Office

How to Ensure the Safety and Security of Your Office

Office safety and security should be important topics for any business, no matter its industry, size, and scope. Ensuring the workplace is up to...
UK

A year on from lockdown: businesses and their leaders need the metropolis

By Beth Hampson March 2021 marked the one-year anniversary of lockdown in the UK, which, for many of us, also marks a year of working...
post covid

Strategic Drivers for the Post-Pandemic Era

By Dr. Alessandro Lanteri Every day business news cover dozens of new products, technologies, consumer behaviours, and business models that could be critical to the...
Crisis communication

Seven Lessons From Crisis Communications During the Pandemic

By Adnan Bashir If you happen to be a marketing or communications practitioner, chances are that the first half of 2020 was a whirlwind time...

Strategies During Pandemic for Restaurant and Café Businesses Using Business Model Canvas

By Johannes Boroh There are many articles about business strategies on coping with the COVID-19 pandemic published in various journals, magazines, newspapers, and so forth....
Chinese SMEs

How Can Leaders Build Reputation in Chinese SMEs

By William S. Harvey, Hongqin Li, Oswald Jones and Jie Yang  How can leaders transform their SMEs from being unknown to being known and more...
Vaccine Passport

Will Vaccine Passports Be Required to Travel to Europe?

After news of two approved coronavirus vaccines broke in late 2020, many were hopeful that the pandemic would soon be over. While countries around the...
British High Streets

Jack Mason Explains What the Future Holds for British High Streets

As more British chains collapse at the hands of coronavirus, many people worry for the future of our high streets – especially the tens...

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 Normal Of Business In The Age Of Coronavirus

As we’ve experienced during the Covid Pandemic, there’s a need for businesses to adapt to the new “normal” of operations. From stay-at-home orders frequently...

When Can You Get Your COVID-19 Vaccination?

COVID-19 has irreparably changed the world as we know it. However, its impact is not clear, as it's still too early to get much...

Crossed Reflections On The Covid Crisis And The Environmental Crisis Of The Need To...

By Dr Karen Delchet-Cochet Our current economic model, based on a linear approach and organized in a globalized and financialized manner, has reached its limits....

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 the Future

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...

Where Does Resilience Come From? It’s Your Progress in Digital Transformation, Especially in Times...

By Howard Yu and Shan Jialu The coronavirus crisis has shown us that ‘future-ready’ companies bounce back first Warren Buffet wrote in his 2001 letter to shareholders...

Post-Coronavirus Economy: How to position your business for growth

In all honesty, Covid-19 has impacted the economy in ways that are both positive and negative. While there is a high unemployment rate, there...

How Can You Secure A Construction Site?

If you have decided to put an addition onto your home, build your own home, or even extend or build onto your business, you’ll...

Lack of Safety or Sheer Complacency? Are We Overlooking the Obvious?

With our feet now firmly entrenched in the 21st century, we find ourselves living in a world of incredible technological accomplishments, ever-advancing medical discoveries,...

6 Discussions To Have With Your Employees When Coming Back To Office

By David Kelly The current COVID-19 situation drastically changed the way we perceive a traditional workplace and remote working. Due to government-imposed restrictions and measurements,...

How the South African Economy Reacts to Global Crisis

This year, the novel coronavirus has shattered economies around the globe. No country was left untouched, with almost a million deaths by mid-September. South...

How to Successfully Scale Artificial Intelligence

How organizations are using data and AI to bring resilience and innovation to their operations By Anne-Laure Thieullent A few months ago, countries closed their borders,...

Keeping Resilience in VUCA era: The Organization Should Learn from the Water’s Wisdom

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...

Does a COVID-19 Infection Constitute a Workplace Accident?

As lockdowns are lifted and as people gradually return to work, there are many fears that need to be quelled in order for people...

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...

The Coronavirus Threat – The issue of reopening our economies or continuing the lockdown,...

By Dr. Peter Lorange Over the last few months, almost all countries in the world have been faced with the challenge of how to handle...

How Businesses Are Getting Back on Track in China

By Svenja Falk, Frank Riemensperger and Serena Qiu Two months ahead of most other businesses in dealing with COVID-19, companies in China offer key insights...

Public Hospitals Faced With COVID-19: Lessons From Logistics Management

By Gilles Paché The coronavirus crisis has highlighted main challenges in supply chain management. The European example shows that public hospitals have made effective logistical...

How to Keep Your Office Safe From Covid-19 Without All The Headaches

This year, humanity has faced an invisible enemy that has taken the lives of millions of people around the world. Because of a novel...

Response to COVID-19 Global Pandemic Highlights the Role of National Cultures

By Bhaskar Pant The novel coronavirus has affected countries around the globe. It is non-discriminatory in terms of who it hits. It is oblivious to...

Should C-Suite Leaders Raise Their Profile During A Pandemic?

By Victoria Usher C-suite leaders are balancing multiple priorities as they guide their companies through the uncertainties and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. From implementing...

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...

Turning A Weakness Into A Strength: Why Leaders Should Never Leave The Battlefield

By David De Cremer It is no secret that within the business world companies have a starting date, but also that one day they will...

Corporate Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Test

By Kalyah Ford and Renée Karibi-Whyte As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts hundreds of thousands of lives and the very fabric of society globally, corporate philanthropy...

Disruption Strikes, You’re in Charge, Now What: When Companies Tackle Great Challenges

By Luis Ballesteros, Michael Useem, and Tyler Wry   Summary Natural disasters have been growing in their social impact in recent years, but humanitarian assistance has...

Distinguish Crisis from Disaster: 5 Notes for Making Decisions

By Axelle Bagot and Houman Harouni One of the most common forms of leadership failure is treating a crisis like it is a disaster, and...

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

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...

How to Manage the Reputation of Your Business during the Pandemic

By William S. Harvey Reputation is an invaluable intangible asset that impacts on how your staff, customers and other key stakeholders perceive your organisation. This...

Episode 26: Leadership development in times of crisis with Korn Ferry’s Katherine Semler

In the last of 3 episodes on the theme of wellbeing in professional services we talk to Katherine Semler, Head of Leadership Development Iberia...

Be a Fool! It’s What Crisis Leadership Really Needs

By David De Cremer It’s hard to see a crisis coming. Crisis situations usually arrive at moments we do not expect it and as a...

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...

Solving Marketing’s Inventory Crisis

By Paul F. Nunes and Joshua Bellin Just-in-time manufacturing was adopted shortly after World War II to save companies from drowning in excess inventory as...

Boards Face Leadership Crisis in Changing Times

By Andrew Kakabadse Boards can prove easy targets for their critics. Below, Andrew Kakabadse discusses how to make boards work, and argues that directors should...

Eight Types of Corporate Crisis and the Role of National Culture

By Kai Hammerich & Richard D. Lewis A crisis is a defining moment in any organization’s life. Below, Kai Hammerich and Richard D. Lewis consider...