Leadership & Change

 

Leading Transformation

Book Published: November 2018
  • Leadership & Change
  • Strategy
  • Learning & Behaviour
Authors: Nathan Furr, Kyle Nel and Thomas Zoëga Ramsøy

The business arena continues to evolve rapidly in ways which demand fresh innovative approaches that take account of emerging technologies and ever-shifting consumer patterns.  At the same time major change efforts that fail to truly understand human fears, biases and habits will fail or be sub-optimal.  Here, the authors draw on the tools of powerful storytelling, meaningful data and neuroscience to explore what they term ‘behavioural transformation’ as an influential framework for opening up new possibilities and facilitating change.

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Kirsty Bashforth on Culture Shift

Kirsty Bashforth is a non-executive director for two leading international corporations - the public services provider Serco, and the construction and property group Kier - as well as leading her culture advisory consultancy QuayFive Ltd. She spent most of her career at the international oil group BP, becoming the Group Head of Organizational Effectiveness in 2011.

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Transforming Nokia

Book Published: November 2018
  • Leadership & Change
  • Boards Roles Responsibilities
Authors: Risto Siilasmaa

Nokia is well-known as the company that spectacularly lost its dominant position as a mobile phone manufacturer by failing to recognize the change that Apple’s iPhone brought to the market. Along with Kodak and Blockbuster it is frequently cited as one of the great corporate failures of the digital age. But unlike Kodak and Blockbuster, Nokia has resurrected and reinvented itself - as one of the top players in the global digital communications infrastructure market. The company is a very different one to what it was….but then it started out making wood pulp in 1865, before going into...

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You Are Not Human

Book Published: September 2018
  • Leadership & Change
  • Learning & Behaviour
Authors: Simon Lancaster

Words make the world go around. Almost nothing we would like to happen happens without some degree of communication. But how much do we know about the hidden power of good rhetoric? Metaphor has become a much explored theme in leadership recently, and Lancaster’s background as a speechwriter brings intimate knowledge of how to leverage metaphor in practice; his academic research brings deep knowledge of its use and influence through the ages from Ancient Greece to the modern day. As he makes clear, simile is when we liken one thing to another, which is far less powerful than metaphor,...

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Leadership in the Digital Age: A Webinar with Marc Beretta of HEC Paris

Marc Beretta is Academic Director of Executive Programs at the top-ranked international business school HEC Paris. He started his career managing people in finance before becoming a certified coach and an international consultant and founder and CEO of Inis alga®. He also teaches on the TRIUM program (HEC Paris, London School of Economics, New York University).

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Working with the Grain of the Brain: A Webinar with James Parsons

Executive and organizational performance is closely related to executive health - both in mind and body. James Parsons explores the foundational importance of managing core body health to achieve greater coherence. In this webinar James not only makes the connection between performance and "a healthy mind in a healthy body", but also focuses on HRV, heart rate variability, and how it underpins so much of our behaviour, particularly our ability to manage our emotions and decision-making mindsets.

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Jennifer Riel on Integrative Thinking

Jennifer Riel is an Adjunct Professor, Faculty-at-large at Univeristy of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, and Managing Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute’s Knowledge Infrastructure project, which includes oversight of Rotman I-Think (Rotman's elementary and secondary school integrative thinking and design thinking program). In her role, Jennifer leads educational and knowledge sector initiatives, including writing, designing curriculum and teaching for a variety of audiences.

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Inspired Leadership

Book Published: September 2017
  • Leadership & Change
  • Learning & Behaviour
Authors: Kevin Gaskell

Gaskell's proposition is that "ordinary people led well can achieve extraordinary things". His core distinction is between incentivizing people and inspiring them. "If you know how to inspire those around you, they stop trying to chase immediate rewards, and they start thinking about building something that lasts, making meaningful changes to the lives of their customers, their colleagues and themselves".

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The Joy of Leadership

Book Published: September 2017
  • Learning & Behaviour
  • Leadership & Change
Authors: Tal Ben-Shahar, Angus Ridgway

When computers started to become normal parts of working lives some twenty-five years or so ago, we were all promised that we would have more time to enjoy ourselves as the machines took over the boring chores of life. We now know that in fact they have just made everything faster and created more work and data for us to deal with, and that we have lost much of the connection to our co-workers and the feeling of purpose we might find in our work. This book looks to change that, building on principles of positive psychology.

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Corporate Culture: A Key Drivers of a Firm’s Value

Idea posted: January 2017
  • Strategy
  • CSR & Governance
  • Leadership & Change

A survey of more than 1300 executives confirms that for most leaders, corporate culture is one of the top five contributors to a firm’s value — and that current CEOs are most responsible for establishing an effective culture.

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