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What Makes a Good Chairman?

Good chairs know whom they are accountable to and it’s not shareholders or employees.
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Leadership & Organisations

Leading Across Cultures: Learn to Adapt Your Style

Whether you feel the best boss is more of a facilitator among equals or a director who leads from the front, to succeed in international business you need the flexibility to adapt your style to your cultural context.
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Leadership & Organisations

Research…in Motion

Tools that keep us active while we work could give companies much needed productivity gains and reduce the costs of keeping employees healthy.
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Leadership & Organisations

Dream Journeys: Insights into the Executive Subconscious

Dreams can provide remarkable insights into the subconscious. Making sense of them can be a powerful problem-solving and inspirational tool assisting executives in recognising and addressing obstacles in their waking lives.
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Leadership & Organisations

In Defence of Teacher Learning

Students are not the only ones who grow and learn in the classroom. The MOOC conversation needs to be refocused to include the benefits to teachers.
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Leadership & Organisations

In Search of the “Alpha” CEO

CEOs are still scrambling to emerging markets, but they could be running the risk of overlooking exciting developed market growth opportunities.
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Leadership & Organisations

When Convictions Blind Leaders

Many leaders are passionate individuals, often highly driven by deeply held philosophical convictions or values. This can make them very influential but can also cause them and others to lose sight of potential trip wires.
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Leadership & Organisations

Why Engineers Make Great CEOs

They’re detail-oriented, analytical and trained in systematic problem-solving. Engineers’ basic qualities make them good candidates for the top.
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What “Boss-less” Firms Can Teach Us

A handful of “flat” firms are inspiring industry leaders to rethink the organisational hierarchy. But what’s so special about these firms, and why now?
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Family Business

Welcome to the Family Business

Family businesses have to align their values and expectations with the external hires they bring in to help manage their companies. Incoming executives should also have the freedom to run with their own ideas.

Strategy

Is Europe Stuck in a Vicious Energy Cycle?

The shale gas boom in the United States has made domestic power producers cleaner and turned coal producers into major exporters. A weak Europe, anxious about fracking, is becoming reliant on cheap U.S. coal to fuel its power stations, trapping it in a vicious cycle.
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Coaching Others: How a Mantra Helped Me Evolve

A mantra was the inflection point for realising my effectiveness and becoming a sought-after coach.

Economics & Finance

Is a Lack of Financial Acumen Putting Your Company at Risk?

The owners and directors on your company’s board may be skilled in foresight and implementing strategy but are they financially astute enough to understand the risk?
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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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