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Making the Change

Forget planning and networking...it's a sure-fire way to remain stuck!
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Leadership & Organisations

Working From Home: The End of an Era?

Marissa Mayer’s controversial decision to bring Yahoo! employees back to the office could yet prove to be the right one.
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Leadership & Organisations

Power Boosters: How to Land That Job When You Think You Can’t

To land that dream job, adopt a mindset that signals power, even if you don’t feel so powerful.
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Leadership & Organisations

Battle for the Boardroom

A rising tide of public and shareholder discontent over executive pay packets, corporate accountability and responsibility are forcing boards to be more transparent, diverse and independent. Asia is also catching on fast.
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Entrepreneurship

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Apollo 11. He’s Still Innovating

On July 16, 1969 at 9:32 a.m. EST, five F-1 engines lifted the 6.2 million-pound Saturn V rocket into space. (As a reference point, that’s the equivalent of tossing about 400 full-grown elephants into the air at once.) Jeff Bezos, who was 5 years old at the time, was watching—intently. Four days later, on July 20, 1969 at 4:18 p.m. EST, the young Bezos was mesmerized by the words “Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed” when the lunar module gently set three men onto the moon.

Leadership & Organisations

Arab Flair for International Women's Day

Arab women are educated, determined and have increasing government support. What’s standing in their way? A report from the INSEAD seminar in Abu Dhabi.

Entrepreneurship

Are Accountants and CFOs Killing Innovation?

What can you do when penny-pinchers get in the way of your disruptive ideas to make necessary, often disruptive, changes in your company?
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Leadership & Organisations

Executive Coaching from Prince Hal

GUEST COMMENTARY: An increasing number of executives are turning to Shakespeare for advice on how to run their businesses. Nigel Roberts reflects on the Bard’s stories, myths & archetypes.
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Entrepreneurship

CIO: Enabling Innovation

Globalisation has changed the rules of the game and it takes a certain kind of person to play by them. But where do you find these people and how do you get them on your team?
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Leadership & Organisations

The Abaya in the Boardroom

With strong role models and new opportunities, Arab women are making their mark in big business.
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Economics & Finance

Extreme Focus and the Success of Germany’s Mittelstand

In a recent post on Harvard Business Review bloggers network, we discuss the extreme focus business model of Germany’s famed Mittlestand:
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Leadership & Organisations

How Female Leaders Should Handle Double-Standards

IMF head Christine Lagarde tells a story about a woman leader she met who took over at a tough moment in her country’s history and resolved to be different. They had to cut the deficit and she wanted to set standards by personal example. When she travelled around the country, she took a small entourage of five cars. But the women she met in the villages asked her why only five cars when the men before her travelled with twenty-five. Stereotypes have been set and cast in stone, explained Lagarde, making women feel they have to act like men to be heard. “Keep your five cars,” Lagarde advised her, “dare the difference. Sometimes our five cars are better than their twenty-five.”

Leadership & Organisations

Are You Becoming “Clique-ish”?

New hires often seek professional advice from colleagues of the same nationality or background as a means of settling into a new environment. But this reliance on compatriots can work against you.

Economics & Finance

Analyst Forecasts: How to Read Between the Lines

Accurate financial information is critical to investors. But is consistency more important than accuracy? And what’s the trade-off for investors?

Operations

Don’t Waste Your ICT Investments

Are you ready for cloud computing? Before opening your wallet, take a good hard look at what your ICT infrastructure is really like.