Leadership + Management

How to become a better boss

An Interview with Julian Birkinshaw

If someone is outstanding at their job, we tend to say that he or she is a born leader: Apple’s Steve Jobs was one of them. But does being a “born” leader also automatically make you a good boss? Barbara Barkhausen has spoken to Professor Birkinshaw about what it takes to become a better boss and “win the game of business”. ...

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The mind-set needed to thrive in an agile organisation

Change is everywhere and hence organisations cry out for business agility. The term refers to the "ability of a business system to rapidly respond to change by adapting its initial...

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When stubbornness becomes sheer stupidity

In business, persistence and perseverance are rated highly. Stories from founders like KFC's founder Colonel Harland Sanders who failed many times as an entrepreneur are repeated...

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Insead research: How CEOs are handling gender inequality

Gender inequality is a topic in every workplace. Although many enterprises try to support female leaders, harmful social norms and stereotypes still exist. Insead research found,...

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Lessons learnt for CEOs

Despite their successes some executives have acquired dysfunctional behavioural patterns according to an Insead leadership expert. They have assembled the ways coaches can teach...

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De-mantling a few myths around entrepreneurship

Morra Aarons-Mele has coined the buzzword “Entrepreneurship Porn”: Facebook and Amazon both have become companies with a market capitalisation of more than a trillion dollars and...

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Korn Ferry: Stress levels have risen by 20 per cent

According to research by executive search firm Korn Ferry across 50 countries, motivation is missing for hundreds of millions of workers around the world. It is replaced by stress:...

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Why CEOs fail

Long-lasting iconic leaders are the exception rather than the rule, says Michael Jarrett, Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Insead. And indeed, the average...

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How to get promoted

“Gone are the days of relying on annual performance reviews that, after a couple of cycles, will automatically move you a space like a pawn on a chessboard”, writes Gary Burnison,...

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How to quit well

You always meet twice in life, is an old saying that is particularly true for workers in small industries and communities. So quitting a job without hurting anybody's feelings and...

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Lose the resume, land the job

Contrary to us mere mortals top executive search consultants have sat through hundreds of job interviews. Therefore it is worth listening, when Gary Burnison, top headhunter and...

 

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