Talent and human capital form the backbone of any business. They must be a priority and never simply an afterthought. It is that simple. But is it? We so often focus on revenues and profits and in the case of public companies, stock price. It almost seems as if these numbers spawn themselves. But we
More than 30 years of research and evidence have been accumulated on teams and team performance in diverse areas such as aviation, the military, nuclear power, and health care. The consensus across these domains, where the consequences of error are great, is that teamwork is an essential requirement for high performance. Based on the evidence
While international business affords tremendous opportunity for growth and prosperity, often those opportunities are not fully realized. Cultural differences between strategic partners can serve as barriers to successful collaborative initiatives. Developing cross cultural competence is a life-long learning effort that can lead down a long path of workshops, how-to books, and frustrating experiences. Because executives
By the end of this you will learn the fundamentals of influence, identify the four stages of influence and the different characteristics of an influencer. This will help you become even better at communicating with your colleagues, your family, people you meet and develop stronger relationships and connect with your customers. You will also be
We consider some of the abilities that leaders and managers need nowadays, in VUCA times. We go through three useful elements when putting into practice the critical abilities for leaders and managers in a VUCA world: using metaphors for conveying a vision, empowering explanations for creating a better course of action and asking powerful questions
For the modern day leader, the interdependence of nations and hyper-connectedness of experiences provide a source of great opportunities. Yet, these go hand-in-hand with great challenges, given the immense technological, methodological, social and cultural differences between nations. It is important for business professionals to be able to embrace the wider world and recognize the value
Let’s start by asking, Where would profits be greater? In a company where people are worried and afraid or one where people feel successful and optimistic? Feelings matter a lot. Creating an atmosphere in which people want to do their best work requires a culture which consistently values people value as a source of excellence.
Disruption is here to stay. It’s not a fad or a phase. Radical change is going to keep coming at us, and new ideas, new technologies, new regulations, new consumer desires, new competitive threats and more keep driving all of us to be better, faster and – perhaps above all – different from who we