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“To be a person of conscience — to bring your conscience to work, to bring your values to work and make a commitment to acting on them — is an essential leadership skill.”

How to bring your conscience to work

By: EBR | Friday, June 18, 2021

“Good people are put in bad situations, or they navigate to bad situations without knowing quite how they got there. Then they have to decide how they’re going to respond”

"By investing in dedicated negotiation deal teams committed to building skills, organizations can develop and incorporate a form of negotiation DNA into standard procurement practices."

Keep talking. Why every organization needs a chief negotiator

By: EBR | Friday, June 18, 2021

If discussions over everything from pandemic-relief bills to trade agreements and return-to-work plans tell us anything, it’s that the future welfare of businesses and individuals alike will be contingent on the craft of negotiation

A study of start-up acquisitions shows important patterns on both sides lead to a successful integration.

The Relationships That Create Successful Acquisitions

By: EBR | Thursday, June 17, 2021

With a constant need to grow and innovate, established firms often look outside for novel products by collaborating with and acquiring start-ups

"Existing companies should not feel threatened by start-ups, but enter into multistakeholder collaboration."

3 ways to unlock the world-changing power of start-ups

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The value high-growth start-ups have brought to the marketplace has increased exponentially in recent years and is becoming ever more crucial across all industries

"Most businesses simply accept that their suppliers are cybersecure."

How to practise good cyber-hygiene across your supply chain

By: EBR | Monday, June 14, 2021

As most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are run on a low operational budget, most do not invest adequately in cybersecurity

"We’re entering a deglobalised world where firms must ceaselessly innovate in order to survive."

The New Normal for Innovation

By: EBR | Friday, June 11, 2021

Once a reliable route to competitive advantage, innovation has become a survival skill

"As vaccination programmes are rolled out, businesses are starting to redefine the future for their office workers."

Home-office, HQ, hybrid or work-from-anywhere? This is what businesses are planning

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 1, 2021

There is a global debate raging about the future of the office. The pandemic has seen office working life upended for the world’s 1.25 billion “knowledge workers”: those people who have spent much of the past 18 months at home in front of a screen

"Majority of venture capital investment goes to all-male teams, but investors are recognizing the opportunity of investing into gender diverse teams."

How female founders and investors are shaking up venture capital

By: EBR | Monday, May 31, 2021

In an unexpected turn of events, the Global Venture Capital (VC) industry reached an all-time high of $300 billion

 "Racial inequity in the workplace is an ongoing challenge for employers – especially when it comes to retention."

Workplace racial equity depends on job retention as much as job hires to achieve a truly diverse workforce

By: EBR | Monday, May 31, 2021

Leaders can start by looking at their own company through the eyes of Black employees seeking the belonging, support, and trust that all employees need

"The global pandemic crisis is shaping the consumer and retail landscape of tomorrow."

Macro-economic Trends and New Emerging Retail Strategy

By: EBR | Thursday, May 27, 2021

2020 is undoubtedly considered as a year of dramatic changes in Society, Economy and Politics

Extremist opinion looms larger when the moderate majority stays silent online. But there’s a simple and cost-free way to balance out the discourse.

Make the Internet Moderate Again

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 26, 2021

When the free market meets the free-for-all of internet opinion, the result should reflect a pure democracy – even if it outwardly resembles a chaotic mess

The Fourth Industrial Revolution changes the ’who’, ’whom’ and ’what’ of corporate responsibility.

Three Ways Digitalisation Changes Corporate Responsibility

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 26, 2021

When a virus brought the world to its knees, the digital economy got a shot of adrenaline. Remote working, e-commerce and distance learning boomed

The most impactful data teams can think strategically while delivering technically.

Building and Leading Your Organisation’s Data Capability

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Building a data capability that delivers sustained business value is a journey, often an arduous one

"Numerous efforts are underway to extend objective consideration of impact beyond social sector experts. New digital platforms are promising to help ordinary donors make effective giving decisions based on hard data."

From Band-Aid to Deep Impact: Building Effective Social Sector Organisations

By: EBR | Thursday, May 6, 2021

Making a real difference requires combining your passion with a problem-solving mindset and a rigorous approach

"It is clear an IPO is a difficult, potentially winding, process that should be given deep thought. The rewards can be tremendous – an unrivalled pool of equity capital that can set the company apart in its own league when compared to competitors."

Preparing for an IPO as a Superclan

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Many family businesses do very well as private entities

"As a self-made man, he founded Geely in November 1986, the company had nothing to do with automotive at all. Shufu and his brainchild were looking for an important place in the Chinese households with electrical equipment: refrigerators for the Chinese kitchens."

Li Shufu is pulling the strings at Volvo, Mercedes and Lotus

By: N. Peter Kramer | Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Will carmaker Volvo get a stock exchange listing in Stockholm, or may be in Amsterdam, as Bloomberg news agency claims?

They say it’s lonely at the top. But in the workplace, even team members are feeling lonely.

Four Ways Today’s Teams Are Making Us Lonely

By: EBR | Monday, April 19, 2021

Firms should see loneliness as an organisational issue, not a personal one. Aside from being associated with an array of health problems, loneliness reduces work performance and creativity

Businesses are increasingly leveraging cloud technologies to increase scalability, security and efficiency.

How businesses can realize the benefits of the cloud

By: EBR | Monday, April 19, 2021

More than 90% of businesses are leveraging cloud technologies and have started migrating applications to leverage the scalability, security and efficiency that the cloud provides. But most have not established cloud-native capabilities or achieved business impact at scale

Changes at team level will never take hold unless individuals’ objectives and behaviours are synchronised with those of the group.

A Seven-Step Choreography for Thriving Teams

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Remember the last time you tried to change your habits in a big way? Perhaps you made a vow to eat healthier, or to listen more actively during meetings. Whatever it was, whether you ultimately succeeded or succumbed to the force of old habits, you almost certainly struggled

"The purpose of public CBCR legislation is not to discredit or undermine tax authorities. While for tax administrations CBCR is a tax avoidance assessment tool, public CBCR is a risk assessment tool for national tax systems as a whole; informing public debate on taxation policy in Europe and beyond."

Greater corporate tax transparency is also good for business

By: EBR | Thursday, April 8, 2021

Far from making life harder for business, public country-by-country reporting will actually improve relations with investors, and benefit both companies and consumers

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