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The pre-entry experience of the top management team tends to affect its initial strategic choices. This experience also tends to affect the ability to access complimentary assets, other resources (including the acquisition of talent) required to succeed in the industry. It tends to affect the evolution of the team itself and the eventual survival of the firm.

TMT: The Unit for Success

By: EBR | Friday, March 20, 2020

How the right mix of experience and innovation generates a great start-up top management team

Julia Harrison, the Global Head of Public Affairs Practice at FTI Consulting, said “the biggest AI danger to women is human… with so few women in technology and in the front-end design of algorithms, we risk perpetuating the gender and other biases that already exist as machines learn from existing circumstance and then in self (machine to machine) learning.”

Group Says 72% Gender Gap In Artificial Intelligence Industry Could Worsen Historic Gender Bias

By: EBR | Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A global women’s network says the biggest danger to women regarding the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the years ahead is the fact that women represent only about 22 percent of all AI professionals worldwide

81% of organizations report that improving D&I is high on their agenda, yet only 64% track gender representation.

3 leaders on creating a pipeline for female talent in business

By: EBR | Monday, March 16, 2020

History is peppered with great female leaders. Just think of Boudicca or Christine Lagarde, Rosa Parks or Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Their legacies live in everything from monetary policy to civil rights

Inquisitive leaders receive something even better than a good answer: a bump in credibility.

When in Doubt, Leaders Should Ask Questions

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The mainstream language of leadership is geared toward deciding and affirming rather than questioning. Yet my recent research finds that – contrary to popular belief – leaders who routinely ask questions become more credible in their roles

Since 2015 the number of women in senior leadership has grown, particularly in the C-suite where the representation of women has increased from 17% to 21%.

More women in leadership shouldn’t matter – but it really does

By: EBR | Wednesday, March 4, 2020

In an ideal world, it shouldn’t matter whether there’s a woman running the IMF, Microsoft or the Democratic Party. Does an SME owner or tech start-up care that it’s a woman who makes finance more accessible?

 If you want people to join your company, to bring their best selves to work and stay with you, you need to treat them with understanding, appreciation, tolerance and protection for their welfare, the same way that you should treat the environment.

Challenging Assumptions About Flexible Work

By: EBR | Monday, February 24, 2020

How a CEO built better work-life balance in the gruelling property industry

Entrepreneurs and change managers may ultimately be selling a dream, but that’s not what stakeholders are buying.

How Leaders Should Navigate Long-Term Uncertainty

By: EBR | Friday, February 14, 2020

Imagine having to sell a totally new, game-changing product with no samples, no prototype, not even a realistic rendering. The only thing certain about it? A hefty price tag. Now imagine you have to sell this product not just once, but repeatedly, to the same people, over a period of years

“It was a new role that was created within the company. And it was created because the COO wanted to better understand what was going on with the digital space at our company and within our industry. He knew that things were going on, but there was no oversight. There was no direction. There was no strategy within the company to deal with digital.”

The five stages of the Chief Digital Officer – and why they often fail

By: EBR | Friday, February 14, 2020

The trendiest C-suite role for the past few years has almost certainly been the Chief Digital Officer, or the CDO

Studies show that the entrepreneurial team may impact a start-up’s long-term success more than its product.

Start-ups: The Founding Team Is a Real Magic Bullet

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

When we consider great teams, the ties that bind them together are generally a blend of unique skills and shared experiences

Firms that let biases run amok in their procurement department give their more informed competitors a huge advantage in terms of profit.

Managerial Biases Cost Your Firm More Than You Think

By: EBR | Monday, December 16, 2019

Left to their own devices, humans tend to fall prey to biases that make them poor decision makers

In our current environment, transformation – from personal and organisational change to digital innovation – is a vital topic of study.

A Corporate Governance Paradigm Shift

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Directors need to prepare for board renewal and transformation on many levels

The key to success lies in an individual recognizing that they have the agency to make changes, and more often than not, the source of this behavior emerges from education experiences.

Creating Leaders By Building Global Citizens

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 20, 2019

One of the most significant challenges in dealing with the field of diversity and inclusion is to change mindsets harnessing new ways of thinking and behaving.

Employee advocacy in social media is gaining currency as an effective way to promote an organisation by the very people who work in it.

Employees as Social Media Influencers

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 20, 2019

How organisations can get workers to post more company-related content willingly

As the world slides towards political extremism driven by nationalism and identity politics, towards protectionism and trade wars, towards greater government intervention, towards the breakup of large corporations and even a return to state-owned capitalism, statements on their own are insufficient. In fact, businesses would be better served by being more modest in their intentions and following a corporate version of the Hippocratic Oath.

Hippocratic Oath for Corporations

By: EBR | Monday, November 11, 2019

When it comes to corporate responsibility, it’s time to stop the virtuous talk and begin to take simple actions

Knowing when – and how – to appropriately speak out on political issues is becoming a core skill for business leaders.

A New Framework for Corporate Activism

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 15, 2019

As the chaos and uncertainty of Brexit continues, the impact on UK business is starting to bite

Bold new professional aspirations often freeze us in our tracks.

Seven Ways to Overcome the Fear of Making a Career Change

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 15, 2019

’’I was afraid I would fail,” explained Sean Lafleur, a former Google executive who went on to found a consulting and coaching firm, during a presentation at a recent career conference organised by the INSEAD Alumni Association France.’’

"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others."

Bill Gates Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful Leaders From Everyone Else

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The co-founder of Microsoft prescribes a principle that will raise every leader’s bar

We set out to analyse how different loyalty programme designs impact firms and consumers, and whether consumers necessarily lose out when a firm switches to a revenue-based programme or starts imposing dual requirements. What we found is a sweet spot where profit-minded firms can improve profit without hurting strategic consumers. Our paper, “Strategic Consumers, Revenue Management, and the Design of Loyalty Programs”, was recently published in Management Science.

The Optimal Design of Loyalty Programmes

By: EBR | Thursday, August 22, 2019

Revenue-based loyalty programmes yield better profits, but consumers don’t have to be on the losing end

While marketing took a longer time to take off compared to other disciplines, its influence on general and quantitative practice has been consistently increasing over time. Going by the trend, marketing is likely to become more important and firms should understand that providing and managing customer value is imperative.

The Growing Power of Marketers in the Business World

By: EBR | Monday, August 19, 2019

Within the field, marketing communications are on an uptrend, while channel management is declining

Experts from McKinsey and PWC estimate that between 30-50% of jobs will become the preserve of robots and AI in the next decade so what skills should we be training and developing?

SMEs suffering due to "growing mismatch" with labour market

By: EBR | Monday, August 5, 2019

Mind the gap. It’s a message that is being increasingly aired in the world of work, with growing fears about a widening skills gap in Europe and beyond

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