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“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

Don’t suppress your emotions – harness them to negotiate better.

How Happiness, Anger and Anxiety Can Help You Negotiate

By: EBR | Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Will, a marketing manager, was anxious about his upcoming review as he knew that his company was about to cut his department budget once again

“A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.”

11 surprising habits of powerful leaders

By: EBR | Monday, March 1, 2021

Power gets a bad rap, but only because people pursue it for the wrong reasons. When power is pursued for the right reasons, it can be a tremendous force for good

"Treating product management as a role, rather than a culture all its own, deadens its meaning and impact."

A Post-Mortem on Product Management

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Product management as we’ve known it up ‘til now – as a limited function or role – is effectively dead

Success begins with a clear-eyed understanding of the trends that will define the years to come.

The Next Decade Will Be a Leadership Game Changer

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Leadership is contextual. Successful leaders set agendas and choose strategies in accordance with opportunities and risks posed by the external environment

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

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