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It’s often the case that out of difficult periods new models and ways of working emerge, and the Covid-19 pandemic has firmly established the concept of remote working. Less firmly established in the English-speaking world, however, is the concept of Co-CEOs, says Guenther Eisinger
Military leaders are trained as nimble strategists, values-based leaders, and have always valued diversity as a key to building effective organisations. They can lead companies to greatness around the world and MBAs have much to learn from them, says Paul A Dillon
New CEOs are no longer just pressured to produce excellent results immediately. They need to prepare and obtain key insights and perspectives before they even accept the position and through the preparatory phase as they come on board to the new job, says David Fubini
Whether we are in a face-to-face meeting, on a video call, or at a conference with 5,000 people, one thing remains consistent: Power is at play in every situation, says Gail Rudolph
Stress is a normal response when faced with a situation we think we can’t control and realistically it isn’t something we can eradicate from our lives. So just how can you boost your mental fitness and ability to perform under pressure? Jodie Rogers finds out
Whether you are starting your career, working through conflict, striving to reinvigorate your team, looking for inspiration, or providing client support, the one surprising strategy for obtaining success is gratitude, says Kerry Wekelo
The dream was becoming a CEO – but what happens next after reaching a level that is so difficult to top? Marianna Zangrillo and Thomas Keil look at some options
Culture is an elusive entity, deeply rooted in a system of beliefs, values and norms. Joanna Swash, suggests that a properly managed strong culture, however,
Culture is shaped by the actions of leaders, therefore how you lead, becomes the culture of your organisation itself, says Leanne Hamley
Vision special – part 2: ‘Why developing a vision for your organisation could turn out to be a bad idea’
An organisation needs a purpose, direction, and goals but creating a a vision isn’t the way to do it, says David Chaudron
A great team vision keeps the team inspired, so success feels closer and more meaningful, says Pam Hamilton
In short, even in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world, it is valuable – in fact, essential – for leaders to create environments that are calm, certain, simple, and clear, says Todd Cherches
Covid-19 has changed the world of work forever. Is work as we knew it gone for good? A year and a half into the pandemic, and as we seem to be slowly emerging from the worst of the crisis, new trends are emerging in the workplace and changing the way we live our professional and personal lives, as Christine Naschberger discovers
Could life-long learning no longer be just the preserve of those who pay for their education? And could the DBA ultimately benefit mainstream academic thinking at doctoral level and bring it closer to the realities of business practice? Stephen Platt finds out
Old world risk-averse best practice doesn’t hold water anymore. In today’s management environment, practices need to be emergent and they escape replication, according to Stéphane JG Girod and Martin Králik
When leaders are keen on achievement and people centric principles, shareholders are going to be more tolerant of some adjustments in revenue, allowing leaders to retool corporations in order to bring in new revenue streams, says Terry Earthwind Nichols
By merging understanding of future employment trends with an innovative idea generation current and prospective employees can invent careers that literally ‘do not yet exist’, says Bryan Mattimore
Organisations need experienced business professionals to continue their learning journey and elevate their leadership skills, no matter their age. A reputable Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree allows working professionals to dive deeper into a topic of their interest, work one-on-one with seasoned researchers and apply insights to their careers in real-time
World-changing leaders frequently endure tremendous personal sacrifice. Their journey often starts with an intention to do the right thing and a sense of feeling powerful enough to achieve this; and through this, they develop compassion for others, which means they leave an amazing legacy, says Paul Hargreaves