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Many executives have a nagging sense that something is amiss in their lives. But not all of them find the courage – or the tools – to tackle what needs fixing.

What It Means to Embark on a Journey of Change

By: EBR | Wednesday, February 10, 2021

There is no clear demarcation between anyone’s public and private worlds. What goes on in our personal life affects our professional life, and vice versa

"By putting a meaningful price on carbon, governments “can unlock trillions of dollars in climate finance from companies and investors in the private sector”, which can then be used to finance the low-carbon, clean-energy transition."

Why policy-makers need a climate toolbox, not a silver bullet

By: EBR | Monday, January 18, 2021

Since the Paris Climate Agreement was signed in 2015, 64 jurisdictions have implemented or are planning to implement carbon-pricing mechanisms

How can companies embrace the theories of stakeholder capitalism to drive long-term value creation and sustainable growth?

How corporate leaders can apply ESG tools to help overcome global challenges

By: EBR | Thursday, January 14, 2021

The gradual pace of social progress is occasionally punctuated by periods of rapid change

"We are surrounded by smart devices – at home, at the office, in the streets. According to IoT Analytics, by the end of 2020 the number of connected devices around the globe will reach 21.7 billion, and 54% of them will be part of the internet of things (IoT)."

4 essential steps CEOs should take to minimize digital risk

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The accelerated shift towards digital space with the pandemic has changed the corporate world

I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Teams in Evolution – and Revolution – After the Pandemic

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 12, 2021

How sensemaking can help you cope with unplanned, constant changes in your team

There’s no magic formula for servant leadership, but there are a few common misconceptions about what it means to put your team’s needs first.

What Servant Leadership Is Not

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 5, 2021

As the world becomes increasingly complex and volatile, the nature of effective leadership itself is changing fast

The decision should be based on a holistic view of the project and its supply chain environment.

Product Development: When to Crowdsource and When to Commit

By: EBR | Tuesday, December 22, 2020

In 2006, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was keen on improving the software his firm used to recommend movies to users

"From finding the right analogy to tapping into FOMO, learn how to sell your ideas to potential supporters."

Seven Tools for Turning Your Ideas Into Reality

By: EBR | Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Innovation is built on great ideas, usually about solving a customer need. Successful innovation, the sort that makes fortunes and sometimes change lives, is also built on financial and other kinds of support to implement those ideas

For most teams, the pandemic either brought colleagues closer or drove them increasingly apart. There are three key reasons why.

The Great Covid-Driven Teamwork Divide

By: EBR | Thursday, October 15, 2020

What makes a team more than the sum of its parts? Its cohesion or connectedness, which allows for pooling of individual members’ strengths and compensates for their weaknesses

We face extraordinary problems calling for new leadership approaches.

Leadership in Wicked Times

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 14, 2020

This extraordinary year has brought to the fore an unprecedented number of wicked problems – like Covid-19 or systemic racism

Diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives must be ongoing and institutionalized.

3 ways to improve diversity and inclusion in your organization

By: EBR | Friday, October 2, 2020

The global pandemic has put much of everyday life on hold, including many important corporate initiatives

It doesn’t take very much to bridge the “knowing-doing” gap in networking – even during a pandemic.

Better Networking Begins With Your Beliefs

By: EBR | Thursday, September 17, 2020

Be honest: What do you miss least about working life before Covid-19? After the long commute, a close second might be networking events. It’s well known by now – and research confirms it – that the very idea of networking can make all but the most extreme extroverts feel awkward, inauthentic and even dirty

Good ideas and solutions often arise when we ask open-ended questions.

How to Listen and Ask Questions for Effective Teamwork

By: EBR | Monday, September 7, 2020

"In the course of helping organisations and teams develop more effective ways of working, I have found that many of the obstacles to delivering value quickly to customers originate from mental models and assumptions that have been internalised"

Covid-19 will change higher education for good – and, ultimately, for the better.

Deconstructing Learning, Reconstructing Education

By: EBR | Friday, September 4, 2020

Throughout the world, the decision to reopen university campuses has been a source of fierce controversy

For now, corporate boards prefer to keep the status quo – and the long view – in the face of Covid-19 upheaval.

Pandemic or No, It’s Business as Usual for Boards

By: EBR | Monday, August 31, 2020

The scale and pace of change unleashed by the Covid-19 pandemic has no precedent in modern history

In collaboration with the Forum’s Insurance & Asset Management Industry Action Group, the World Economic Forum and Bain & Company have developed a new framework for the insurance and asset management industry to play a leading role in developing a new societal risk compact.

We need to build resiliency. Here’s how the insurance and asset management industry can lead the way

By: EBR | Monday, August 31, 2020

Twice already in the 21st century, we have faced “once-in-a-generation” shocks to the global economy and society: the global financial crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic

In the US, businesses added 1.8 million jobs in July, albeit at a slowing rate. China’s employers are hiring too. Rising retail spending in eurozone economies might also create more jobs.

Here are 5 skills researchers say employers are looking for right now

By: EBR | Friday, August 21, 2020

The equivalent of 305 million full-time jobs have been lost globally since COVID-19 hit, according to the International Labour Organization. Manufacturers, airlines and retailers have announced redundancies in the thousands. The young have been particularly hard hit.

"It’s not the individual directors – it’s the competing coalitions they form that determine what boards will do."

Power, Politics and Crisis Response on the Board

By: EBR | Friday, July 31, 2020

When crisis kicks in, we tend to rely on instinct. Familiar solutions and well-honed responses will occur most naturally to us – regardless of their relevance to the problem at hand

The coronavirus crisis facilitates the rise of autocratic and narcissistic leaders just when we least need them.

Why the World Needs Self-Reflective Leaders

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 29, 2020

When asked what the post-Covid world might look like, French author Michel Houellebecq said, “The same – only worse”

A new survey provides a snapshot of corporate boards’ resilience to challenges and risks posed by the pandemic.

How Boards Are Coping With Covid-19

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A crucial role of any board is risk management

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