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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Why executives should consider a side career in teaching

For many executives teaching can be an interesting and worthwhile add-on to their career path as it is an intellectual challenge as well as a means of giving back. An article in...

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Why soft skills make all the difference

MBA students should not only work on their career steps, academic successes and practical experience, they also need to consider how to build up a portfolio of soft skills to...

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Biases MBAs need to avoid

“Survivorship bias”, “anchoring”, the “availability heuristic” and the “confirmation bias” – these are mental errors that can hamper an MBA’s development, a current analysis...

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Bill Gates makes a case for multilateralism

Countries should remain open if they want to reap the benefits of innovation, writes Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in...

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Insead research: Why a global cosmopolitan mindset is a gift

Those who live global lives develop a psyche that enables them to tackle complex challenges, writes Linda Brimm, Insead Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour. A growing...

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How to deal with adverse circumstances

Bad things can happen. Others are promoted but not you, clients leave, companies announce lay-offs. In such circumstances some people seem to fall apart, while others find ways to...

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Company performance: The impact of gender

“There is no business case for putting women on the board. There is no business case for putting men on the board. Gender has zero impact,” says Wharton management professor...

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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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