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Leaders need to hold a “working from home” relaunch to help their teams learn to reorient, writes Harvard Business School professor Tsedal Neeley.

Leadership: 4 ways to make remote working work better

Covid-19 has made virtual work the new normal

Navigating unprecedented levels of uncertainty takes a careful combination of technology and talent.

The Essence of Agility and Resilience After Covid

By: EBR | Monday, August 23, 2021

One burning question dominates our recent conversations with executives: What’s next? Their challenges differ

The social pressures you think are holding you back are most likely your own projection.

To Find Your Dream Career, Show Your Unconscious Who’s Boss

By: EBR | Tuesday, August 3, 2021

In a 2010 Deloitte survey, 80 percent of workers reported unhappiness in their jobs. In another survey, 52 percent said they would start over if they could

"While much has been written about innovation and business models, we don’t have a playbook for what lies upstream of innovation: imagination."

6 stages for fostering and harnessing imagination in companies

By: EBR | Monday, August 2, 2021

Companies have a remarkable propensity for turning ideas into valuable, pervasive new realities

Asking great questions is perhaps the most underappreciated skill of great data-driven leaders.

Are You Asking the Right Questions of Your Data Team?

By: EBR | Thursday, July 22, 2021

People often associate the term “data literacy” with mastering a litany of technical skills: SQL for data querying, Python for data analysis and Tableau for data visualisation, to name a few

"Any sort of collaboration entails a trade-off between our status, the status of the partners we have in mind, and the status of the other people interested in partnering with them."

How Entrepreneurs Solve the Big Fish vs. Big Pond Dilemma

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Collaboration with a partner is not strictly a two-way affair; instead, prospective partners take the entire competitive landscape into account when forming ties


"A culture of giving can be encouraged by assessing and incentivizing this type of behaviour."

4 ways to create productive and committed teams

By: EBR | Monday, July 19, 2021

Employees who tend to be givers are a boon to any organization, boosting performance on nearly every measurable metric

"There is one certainty in a VUCA world: The solution that works today may not work tomorrow."

Three Dimensions of Leadership Agility

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The concept of a VUCA world – one characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity – used to be just that, an abstract concept

An important CEO attribute that shapes firm strategies such as mergers and acquisitions is uncovered.

CEOs Who Play to Type Win the Market

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 13, 2021

When the going gets tough, the tough goes shopping for M&A targets. This year looks set to be a record year for mergers and acquisitions, with US$2.4 trillion of deals signed by the end of May, the highest year-to-date total since 1980

"There are times when the benefits of shared leadership can outweigh its risks. A leadership dyad can enable two people to lead in a unique, constructive way and, in doing so, surpass what could be accomplished individually."

Ground Rules for Co-Leadership

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The co-CEO model can actually work. Here’s how

"Four questions to help you rethink industry logic and existing practices to prepare for a powerful comeback."

A Blue Ocean Compass for Your Post-Covid Strategy

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been significant on business and the economy

The role of network centrality in timing buybacks.

When Do Managers Have an Information Advantage Over Analysts?

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Some industries are connected in myriad ways to other industries, and financial analysts manage to turn those connections into breadcrumbs to follow along information trails

The antidote to narcissistic leaders who coast on their charisma is a paradigm shift in education.

Our Addiction to Charismatic Leaders Needs to Stop

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Don’t talk to me about charisma. I wish the famous sociologist Max Weber would have been more rational when describing charismatic people as “set apart from ordinary men and treated as endowed with supernatural, superhuman, or at least specifically exceptional powers or qualities”

Stop hiding your leadership light under a bushel. Achieving the legitimacy you deserve in your organisation entails a sequential process.

Four Steps to Securing Your Leadership Mandate

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Unlikely though it may seem, an episode of the reality show Survivor from 2001 provides a salutary lesson for leaders everywhere

A novel management theory looks past individual leaders to constraints that might limit their effectiveness.

The Competencies and Constraints That Determine Leadership Success

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 19, 2021

As a leader, you may sense the heavy mantle of work to be done, employees to motivate, bosses to impress, organisational culture to manoeuvre

“CEOs are expected to be more optimistic and open to risks, like Jack Ma and Elon Musk. In the mergers acquisition context, the firm also needs a ’Mr. No’ or a pessimistic CFO who seeks to minimise the risk and ensure an adequate return on the capital allocation and the investment.”

Do CEOs Matter?

By: EBR | Thursday, April 15, 2021

Conditions that underpin the power and impact of chief executives vary widely, with remarkable results

These days, we’re all expected to do more. But that doesn’t mean the psychological fulfilment we get from our work has to suffer.

Keeping Meaning Alive as Your Workload Surges

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

In this period of quarantined workload surge, exhaustion is an ever-present risk. The first line of defence against burnout is, of course, supportive and empathetic management

"Organisational theorists are increasingly interested in how decision-makers balance differing goals. That’s largely because this variety of strategic multitasking is growing in importance across all levels of management."

Can Managers Who Wear Many Hats Be Trusted?

By: EBR | Monday, April 5, 2021

The more diverse your goals are, the greater the temptation to muddy the waters on performance

The four tools and strategies top leaders used most to convert stress and anxiety into positive energy.

From Fear to Enlightenment: Building Resilience During Covid Year One

By: EBR | Monday, March 29, 2021

"When I first saw the now-viral chart ’Who do I want to be during COVID-19?’, it resonated with my own journey"

"Belligerent types can change if they are willing to explore the psychological dynamics behind their argumentative nature."

How to Tame a Belligerent Colleague

By: EBR | Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Antagonistic behaviour is usually rooted in low self-esteem

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