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With a bold ambition to halve greenhouse gas emissions, the Paris Olympics and Paralympics are raising the bar for future international events.

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How to move away from traditional adversarial negotiation tactics and embrace more ethical and collaborative approaches.

Layoffs

The importance of diversifying early, prioritising self-discovery and keeping your pipeline open for opportunities.

Finance innovation net zero

Promising new financing solutions are paving the way to net zero but organisational, governmental and socio-political roadblocks remain.

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By broadening their definition of productivity beyond conventional metrics, organisations can nurture a happier and healthier workforce to achieve better overall performance.

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Paris 2024: A Model for Greener Games

A. Atasu, L. Van Wassenhove

With a bold ambition to halve greenhouse gas emissions, the Paris Olympics and Paralympics are raising the bar for future international events.

Strategy

The Negotiation Reality in Real Estate

Horacio Falcão

How to move away from traditional adversarial negotiation tactics and embrace more ethical and collaborative approaches.

Career

Three Lessons From Tech Layoffs on Building Career Agility

W. Jiang, C. Harbour, A. Tirard

The importance of diversifying early, prioritising self-discovery and keeping your pipeline open for opportunities.

Responsibility

Can Financial Innovation Drive the Net-Zero Transition?

Lucie Tepla

Promising new financing solutions are paving the way to net zero but organisational, governmental and socio-political roadblocks remain.

Leadership & Organisations

How Can Companies Rethink the Idea of Productivity?

Henrik Bresman

By broadening their definition of productivity beyond conventional metrics, organisations can nurture a happier and healthier workforce to achieve better overall performance.

Economics & Finance

Do Corporate Insiders Behave When the SEC’s Not Watching?

D. Bens, G. Ee

The 2018–2019 US federal government shutdown provided important insights into insider trading in the absence of the watchdog.

Leadership & Organisations

America’s Problem With Its CEO

P. Nathanial, L. Van der Heyden

The US imperial leadership culture, embodied by President Biden clinging on to power and former President Trump’s abuse of it, risks damaging American democracy.
1 comment

Entrepreneurship

How Africa Can Embrace Venture Capital

E. Obonyo, C. Zeisberger

Education, local perspectives and stronger networks can help unlock the continent’s investment potential.

Leadership & Organisations

Can You Collaborate With Someone You Compete Against?

T. Grohsjean, H. Piezunka, M. Mickler

When team members compete outside of the workplace, their relationship and willingness to cooperate take a hit.

Career

The Biggest Winners of GenAI

P. M. Parker, H. Piezunka, A. S. Ovchinnikov

AI coming for your job? Truth is, for specific roles, generative technologies can be more godsend than threat.

Responsibility

Accounting for Sustainability

Luk Van Wassenhove

Can accountants and auditors become agents for real social change and make businesses more sustainable?

Leadership & Organisations

Tackling the Third Sales Transformation

Jean-Claude Larreche

A new business reality has shifted the role of sales professionals within firms.

Responsibility

Connecting Across Disconnections

K. Snellman, D. Pollenne

Amid recent pushback, maintaining robust diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives will require a coordinated, comprehensive approach.

Strategy

INSEAD Insights: June 2024 Research Picks

Lily Fang

New findings on factors for successful post-merger integrations, investor behaviour, the benefits of learning from others, how to communicate with investors in tough times and milking brand rivalry.

Economics & Finance

The Politics of Mutual Fund Managers’ Voting

M. Massimo, L. Zhang

Fund managers’ politics sway the way they vote, impacting company governance at the expense of company performance.

Career

How to Handle a Toxic Boss

Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

People don’t leave bad jobs, they leave bad managers.
2 comments

Career

Is There a Fault in Fault-Finding?

A. Janz, H. Falcão

Constant focus on mistakes or flaws creates a hostile and stressful environment, which can be demotivating, affect personal well-being and stifle professional growth.

Leadership & Organisations

How CEOs Navigate High-Stakes Decisions

S. Olbert, N. Karelaia

Strategies to help leaders make better, more confident decisions under pressure.

Leadership & Organisations

Your Board is Your Best Insurance Against Turbulence

Y. Doz, K.Wilson

Mobilising the collective intelligence of the board may be the best bet to weather any storm.

Responsibility

When Being Responsive is a Responsibility

A. Atasu, M. Altman, A. Reichel

How Kenvue embraced responsibility to its customers by making its supply chain more responsive to demand.

Strategy

Four Ways GenAI Can Give You a Competitive Edge

A. Ovchinnikov, D.Dubois, M. Lobo, H. Kim

How to put generative AI to work for your business.

Leadership & Organisations

Collaboration Doesn't Require Physical Proximity

M. Sosa, M. Maoret

Even when colleagues are not in the same office, strong social ties can bridge the gap.

Family Business

Will the Next Founders of Family Firms Please Stand Up?

Bala Vissa

Family enterprises can rise to new heights by rediscovering their entrepreneurial DNA.

Leadership & Organisations

How to Manage Critical Conversations

Chengyi Lin

A framework for what to do and what to avoid when discussing critical topics with your team.

Leadership & Organisations

Coaching As Collaboration

D. Deasy and E. Li

The benefits of group coaching to the individual and the organisation.

Leadership & Organisations

The Six Dimensions of Winning Teams

A. Goudsmet, L. Van der Heyden

Teams with clear goals, values, rules, roles and processes, backed by full individual commitment, are primed for peak performance.
1 comment

Strategy

INSEAD Insights: May 2024 Research Picks

Lily Fang

Recent findings on AI and decision-making, social movements’ impact, the consequences of volatile fiscal policies, and what’s behind anaemic productivity growth in the US and Europe.

Operations

The Rise of the Indo-Pacific in the Global Supply Chain

Sameer Hasija

With an eye on emerging technologies and capability building, Indo-Pacific countries could play an increasing role in the global value chain amid trade tensions.

Leadership & Organisations

How to Combat an “Always On” Work Culture

W. Jiang, M. Mortensen, A. Yap, S. Harrison

“Right to Disconnect” laws may be a piece of the puzzle. But leaders, managers and employees need to lead the change.

Career

How Bacteria May Influence Your Behaviour

Hilke Plassmann

Evidence that the tiny organisms in our gut impact our social decisions.

Economics & Finance

Singapore 4.0

Pushan Dutt

Amid deglobalisation and geopolitical tensions, what will the future hold for Singapore under new Prime Minister Lawrence Wong?

Responsibility

The Promise of Brazil's Green Economy

L. Felipe Monteiro

Brazil’s green economy has immense potential – but can it be realised?

Entrepreneurship

Building Your First Board: Lessons for Founders

S. Shekshnia, V. Vyas

It takes more than intuition and expertise to assemble a team of directors who can help firms stay profitable and healthy.
1 comment

Responsibility

Protecting the Humanitarian Space in Conflicts

A. Kayyal, I. Parsa, L. Van Wassenhove

In the name of humanity, aid must be allowed to flow to vulnerable people caught in conflict around the world.

Marketing

Reframing the Competition

H. Yang, A. Chattopadhyay

Strategies to tweak competitive scenarios and boost performance.

Leadership & Organisations

Directors in a VUCA World: Pitfalls and Upsides

Lee Seok Hwai

Shifting geopolitics, emerging technologies, changing climates. How should board directors steer their organisations through it all?

Leadership & Organisations

How Can Companies Rethink the Idea of Productivity?

Henrik Bresman

By broadening their definition of productivity beyond conventional metrics, organisations can nurture a happier and healthier workforce to achieve better overall performance.

Leadership & Organisations

America’s Problem With Its CEO

P. Nathanial, L. Van der Heyden

The US imperial leadership culture, embodied by President Biden clinging on to power and former President Trump’s abuse of it, risks damaging American democracy.
1 comment

Leadership & Organisations

Can You Collaborate With Someone You Compete Against?

T. Grohsjean, H. Piezunka, M. Mickler

When team members compete outside of the workplace, their relationship and willingness to cooperate take a hit.

Career

The Biggest Winners of GenAI

P. M. Parker, H. Piezunka, A. S. Ovchinnikov

AI coming for your job? Truth is, for specific roles, generative technologies can be more godsend than threat.

Leadership & Organisations

Tackling the Third Sales Transformation

Jean-Claude Larreche

A new business reality has shifted the role of sales professionals within firms.

Responsibility

Connecting Across Disconnections

K. Snellman, D. Pollenne

Amid recent pushback, maintaining robust diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives will require a coordinated, comprehensive approach.

Strategy

INSEAD Insights: June 2024 Research Picks

Lily Fang

New findings on factors for successful post-merger integrations, investor behaviour, the benefits of learning from others, how to communicate with investors in tough times and milking brand rivalry.

Career

How to Handle a Toxic Boss

Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

People don’t leave bad jobs, they leave bad managers.
2 comments

Leadership & Organisations

How CEOs Navigate High-Stakes Decisions

S. Olbert, N. Karelaia

Strategies to help leaders make better, more confident decisions under pressure.

Leadership & Organisations

Your Board is Your Best Insurance Against Turbulence

Y. Doz, K.Wilson

Mobilising the collective intelligence of the board may be the best bet to weather any storm.

Strategy

Four Ways GenAI Can Give You a Competitive Edge

A. Ovchinnikov, D.Dubois, M. Lobo, H. Kim

How to put generative AI to work for your business.

Leadership & Organisations

Collaboration Doesn't Require Physical Proximity

M. Sosa, M. Maoret

Even when colleagues are not in the same office, strong social ties can bridge the gap.

Leadership & Organisations

How to Manage Critical Conversations

Chengyi Lin

A framework for what to do and what to avoid when discussing critical topics with your team.

Leadership & Organisations

Coaching As Collaboration

D. Deasy and E. Li

The benefits of group coaching to the individual and the organisation.

Leadership & Organisations

The Six Dimensions of Winning Teams

A. Goudsmet, L. Van der Heyden

Teams with clear goals, values, rules, roles and processes, backed by full individual commitment, are primed for peak performance.
1 comment

Leadership & Organisations

How to Combat an “Always On” Work Culture

W. Jiang, M. Mortensen, A. Yap, S. Harrison

“Right to Disconnect” laws may be a piece of the puzzle. But leaders, managers and employees need to lead the change.

Entrepreneurship

Building Your First Board: Lessons for Founders

S. Shekshnia, V. Vyas

It takes more than intuition and expertise to assemble a team of directors who can help firms stay profitable and healthy.
1 comment

Leadership & Organisations

Directors in a VUCA World: Pitfalls and Upsides

Lee Seok Hwai

Shifting geopolitics, emerging technologies, changing climates. How should board directors steer their organisations through it all?

Leadership & Organisations

The Problem with Peer Reviews

H. Klapper, H. Piezunka, L. Dahlander

People leverage 360-degree feedback systems and peer evaluations for personal gain.
1 comment

Leadership & Organisations

Can Boeing Fix Itself?

A. Bhardwaj, L. Van Wassenhove, H. Akkermans

A systems perspective of the American planemaker’s crisis and how the company could restore confidence.
2 comments

Economics & Finance

INSEAD Insights: April 2024 Research Picks

Lily Fang

Recent findings on anti-corruption efforts, technology displacement, pay negotiation for social impact work, financial forecasting and scientific entrepreneurship approaches.

Leadership & Organisations

Are Boards Forward-Thinking Enough in this Disruption Era?

Ron Soonieus

Seven recommendations for boards to recalibrate their strategies and skill sets.

Career

Learning to Be Alone

Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

Loneliness is a call for deeper connection with ourselves and others.

Leadership & Organisations

What Business Leaders Really Think About Generative AI

Jason P. Davis

An INSEAD survey offers insights on who will benefit from AI, how attitudes differ in Europe, America and Asia, and when the AGI future will arrive.

Responsibility

How Utopian Thinking Can Inspire Business Leaders

Marc Le Menestrel

The distance between reality and our dreams is a space for creative solutions.

Leadership & Organisations

Cyberloafing Unplugged: Overcoming Online Distractions in the Workplace

Pawel Korzynski

Cyberloafing can be a response to job dissatisfaction associated with high workload, low self-efficacy and poor time management skills.

Strategy

INSEAD Insights: March 2024 Research Picks

Lily Fang

Recent findings on the gender gap in start-ups, conspiracy theories, stock price predictions, improving supply chain networks and more.

Leadership & Organisations

How Leaders Can Avoid the Hubris Trap

Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

Overcoming the hubris syndrome requires a dose of reality, humility and humour.

Leadership & Organisations

Winning the Game of Boardroom Chess

M. Jarrett, A. J. Yap, C. LeBaron

How subtle, seemingly innocuous actions can shift the balance of power in your favour.
1 comment

Leadership & Organisations

Leadership Should Be a Team Sport

Graham Ward

Actions speak louder than titles and every voice holds the power to lead.
2 comments

Leadership & Organisations

INSEAD Insights: February 2024 Research Picks

Lily Fang

Recent findings on time management, family business, herd behaviour, public-private collaborations and cyberloafing.
1 comment

Leadership & Organisations

Business and Politics Should Never Mix – Or Should They?

M. Scholz, C. Smith

When companies have a responsibility to speak out on politics.

Leadership & Organisations

In Praise of Boredom

Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

Monotony can ignite creativity, giving rise to new adventures and fresh beginnings.

Leadership & Organisations

Let’s Get Specific About Kindness in Business

Nadav Klein

Being kind in business has its limits – here’s why you shouldn’t go overboard.
1 comment

Strategy

Why Some CEOs Are More Likely to Downsize

Guoli Chen

A firm’s decision on whether to downsize when facing performance shortfalls may depend on the CEO’s internal attribution tendency.

Leadership & Organisations

Leadership Challenges When Companies Merge

Andy J. Yap

Lessons from an Indonesian telco merger success: When organisations merge, people must come together.