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State Owners: Inefficient or Value–Adding?

In the wake of the global financial crisis government stakeholders have shown they are more than capable of running profitable businesses. The key to success is strong governance.

Leadership & Organisations

Welcome to the Boardroom: Your Second Career

Executive managers who join corporate boards as directors are often unprepared for the transition and fall out of favour quickly. To make the shift successfully a strategic vision is needed.
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Leadership & Organisations

Do You Think You're Reading Brain Food?

Are we being intellectually nourished by the vast amounts of witty and anecdotal content proliferating on the internet? Or are we just killing time?
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Leadership & Organisations

When to Speak Up, When to Shut Up

The norms of conducting international business are increasingly becoming standardised. But the behaviour of those around you is fed by cultural backgrounds.

Responsibility

The Moral Responsibility of Firms: For or Against?

When business behaves badly, who is held morally responsible? The firm or the individual?

Economics & Finance

Breaking Down Silos to Achieve Strategic Agility

Scotland’s civil service overhaul holds lessons for enhancing national competitiveness
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Are Companies Ready for the Female Talent Explosion?

Demographic dividends are set to dwindle as the size of working age populations shrinks. Further female empowerment is needed for companies to plug the impending talent shortfalls.
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Economics & Finance

Should Investors Worry About the Political Affiliation of CEOs?

Evidence suggests that the political leanings of CEOs can impact the dividends their companies pay to shareholders.

Operations

CEO Pay-Performance Relationships

Debate about pay practices for corporate CEOs continues but is there really a disconnect between CEO compensation and performance?

Leadership & Organisations

Death: The Ultimate Motivator

Embracing the inevitability of death can help executives build meaning into their work and leave the legacies they desire.
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Your Voice Is Your Key to Success

How to hone your vocal delivery to mesmerize your audience with confidence, style and passion.

Leadership & Organisations

The Multicultural Edge: Creativity, Trust and More Job Offers

Multicultural experiences are increasingly important for surviving and thriving in the diverse, interconnected world of the 21st century. While living in foreign countries is associated with increased creativity, we find that foreign experiences give individuals numerous other psychological and practical advantages.
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Overcoming Challenges of Personal Change

Leaders have to learn and practice new leadership behaviours to overcome some of the habits that are limiting their current or future effectiveness. In the second of two articles, I examine the factors that can help senior executives overcome the challenges to developing new leadership capabilities.
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Leadership & Organisations

Shedding the Shackles of Judgment for Better Decision-Making

Passing judgments of others and ourselves hampers our ability to learn. By asking questions differently, we can learn more and make better decisions.
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Breaking Bad Leadership Habits

Leaders have to learn and practice new management techniques to overcome the habits that could be holding them back. In two articles, I examine the obstacles, and later, the factors that can help senior executives overcome them.
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