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A fresh take on the classic theme of generic business strategies.

Strategies to Overcome Competitive Pressures: “Making” vs. “Milking”

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Business strategy is fundamentally about allocating scarce resources to create the greatest impact on organisational performance. As a strategist, you will often be confronted with two broad innovation strategies: “making” and “milking”

We instinctively see people with stronger self-control as more virtuous and more capable of realising good intentions.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes. They May Just Have More Willpower

By: EBR | Monday, May 16, 2022

Just as good intentions mean little without the ability to realise them, all the impressive organisational capabilities in the world may generate little public goodwill unless they are thought to be deployed in the service of noble intentions

Studies show that most job candidates, especially younger ones, trust AI in recruiting and have a high opinion of firms that use it.

How Can Managers Use AI to Find the Right People?

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Eight recommendations to help firms win the war for talent

Now more than ever, as we face a climate crisis and mass inequality, the world needs thoughtful leaders that can bridge divides.

3 leadership practices for social cohesion in a divided world

By: EBR | Thursday, April 21, 2022

Leaders’ values and behaviours serve as a template for a society’s interactions. As the world recovers from a period of prolonged social isolation, key leadership behaviours are increasingly important in promoting mutual understanding and cooperation

Shell’s directors are the first to face legal action for mismanaging climate risk.

Climate Change Gets Up Close and Personal for Board Members

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 12, 2022

In the spring of 2022, while war raged once again in Europe, a momentous event in business history passed most people by

“Wait, there’s so much more to learn and to discover. You are far away from being the one you could be.”

6 lessons on how to lead in times of uncertainty

By: EBR | Monday, April 11, 2022

In what feels like an everchanging environment, it can be difficult for leaders to find the path forward or plan beyond the immediate

Work rituals - even seemingly silly ones - help employees bond and make them go the extra mile for their company, according to new research.

Here’s why workplace rituals are key to happy - and productive - companies

By: EBR | Monday, April 4, 2022

Love them or hate them, team-building rituals can fortify bonds among coworkers and create the shared sense that work is more meaningful, which may be especially critical now as managers look to reconnect colleagues re-adjusting to work life after two years of COVID-19 upheaval

New research published in The Lancet shows how trust in governments and communities can impact crisis management and, potentially, save lives.

What is the essential role of trust in crisis management?

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Recent global events continue to show the critical role governments play in taking action against threats

When the head of a family firm ranks lower in the family hierarchy than another leader at that firm, the misalignment can help prevent fraud in the emerging market context.

When Two Leaders Collide, the Result Can Be Less Fraud

By: EBR | Monday, March 28, 2022

Corporate governance is a challenge in emerging markets where the rule of law tend to be weak. The usual mechanisms for reducing corporate fraud aren’t as effective there as they are in developed economies

Regular work processes allow employees to spend less cognitive energy on recurring tasks, helping them to focus on more complex assignments.

Establishing a routine can have huge benefits for your life. Here’s 5 ways to do it

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The word “routine” can bring to mind words like mundane or ordinary. During the pandemic’s disruptions to daily life, routines may have felt boring and restrictive

"The best creative results come from instilling a level of discipline to the process".

Rethinking the Role of Leaders in the Creative Process

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 22, 2022

A strong vision and a more disciplined approach can actually equal more creative results

Board members need to understand the economics of cyber risk.

A cyber risk balance sheet can protect your organization. Here’s how

By: EBR | Monday, March 21, 2022

Cyberattacks are on the rise but many organizations are ill-equipped to deal with threats

Organizational resilience can improved by taking a humanistic approach toward identifying vulnerabilities, building courage and mobilizing resources.

3 ways your company can improve resilience and counter fatigue

By: EBR | Thursday, March 17, 2022

A humanized approach to resilience equips organizations and their employees for future challenges

"Engaging employees in a sustainability plan, through data or storytelling often does not work, instead leading to high levels of apathy and overwhelm".

4 ways to help engage employees during the climate crisis

By: EBR | Friday, February 25, 2022

Typically, developing and implementing sustainability plans is a top-down process, but meeting ambitious goals requires engaging the entire team because solutions will need to come from all directions

The key is having a culture that all soldiers share regardless of their rank, which allows coordinated switching in the importance given to different cues in different situations.

Making Sure That Everyone Knows Their Place

By: EBR | Monday, February 14, 2022

Why formal structures and greater diversity create status disagreements and how to fix the issue

For startups, a capable leader is even more crucial as uncertainty prevails in nearly every area of business.

What makes a great startup leader? 13 views on leadership

By: EBR | Monday, February 7, 2022

Any organization – even whole countries – can rise or fall depending solely on how capable their leader is. But what exactly makes a great leader?

To design an effective revenue-allocation scheme, cooperatives need to account for the data contributions – which depend on both the quality and quantity of the shared data – of individual members.

The key to designing sustainable data cooperatives

By: EBR | Wednesday, February 2, 2022

As an organizational form, data cooperatives empower individuals by giving them control over the data they share and by effectively monetizing the data

Time management skills could make people happier, more engaged, more focused and enjoy their work.

3 steps to improve your time management skills

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 26, 2022

This study looks at daily time management and contingency planning for employee engagement

The importance of building a support network to implement promising ideas.

Middle Managers: The Forgotten Heroes of Innovation

By: EBR | Thursday, January 13, 2022

For many organisations, the biggest challenge of innovation is not coming up with good ideas, it’s making sure those good ideas are noticed and acted upon

There is an increasing need to close the skills gap in business around the world.

This is how businesses are driving digital inclusion and closing the skills gap

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 12, 2022

“Insufficient internal skills” is a problem for employers trying to find digital expertise

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