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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Is a “996” work culture necessary for success?

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, recently praised the company’s “996” work culture – working from 9 am to 9 pm, twelve hours a day, six days per week. But is such a work culture...

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US-survey shows more women in C-suite

Women now hold 25 per cent of the five critical C-suite positions. That’s an increase from 23 per cent in 2018, according to a new analysis of the US’ 1,000 largest corporations...

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How can new CEOs avoid failure?

Taking up a CEO position in a company can be a daunting experience. Many new CEOs are not aware of the fact that the new role requires a different strategy to what worked before as...

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The characteristics that make a great team

There are diverging views on what makes a good team. The only common ground is: the larger the group, the more difficult it becomes to work together cooperatively according to Gary...

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How to convert stress into success

84 CEOs from around the world, whose firms range from SMEs to global multinationals, have spoken to a seasoned leadership advisor about their biggest challenges in their first...

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Methods to maximise leaders’ impact

The most effective leaders are those that know their own strengths and weaknesses well and can complement their own talents with people who have the skills they might be lacking...

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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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