Business Digest welcomes Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL Technologies

Business Digest had the honor of welcoming Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL Technologies, to its offices on April 16, in cooperation with Diateino, the publisher of the French edition of Nayar’s book Employees First, Customers Second. It was a rare moment for a few patrons of the corporate university and HR mangers to talkRead more…

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Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less

Why we chose this book How can you spread exemplary performance throughout the organization? How can you keep your organization moving forwards in a state of continual improvement without ever losing momentum? The problem of how to “scale up excellence” is important to all business leaders, which is why Business Digest will present this bookRead more…

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Do you (really) ask questions?

The experts agree: command-and-control style leadership demotivates employees, stifles debate and creativity, and silences collective intelligence. Edgar Schein, expert in organizational development, advises leaders to listen to what others have to say in a more inclusive leadership style based in the art of inquiry. • Given the speed and complexity of decision making, your effectivenessRead more…

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Managerial innovation, the key to the successful transformation of OCP

Managerial innovation was the theme of the conference organized on April 7 by EMLYON, Mérieux Université and Business Digest, illustrated by the example of the transformation of OCP (Morocco), with speakers including Amar Drissi, executive vice-president of the OCP group. Amar Drissi is in no doubt that management is about overall leadership. In 2006 OCPRead more…

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The latest issue of Research@HEC is out!

The latest issue of Research@HEC is out! Produced by the HEC Foundation in collaboration with Business Digest, is out and based on new research conducted by HEC professors Evren Örs, Eloïc Peyrache, Thomas Paris, and Diane-Laure Arjaliès, it offers cutting-edge insights into gender diversity, innovation, CSR, and sustainable development. What is Research@HEC ? Management schoolRead more…

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Paris Management Review presents research from ESG Management School

The first issue of Paris Management Review, created by ESG Management School in collaboration with Business Digest, has just been published. It is the opportunity to discover, in a short and jargon-free format, insightful reflections on risk management, CSR, and digital issues. Why Paris Management Review? Research led in management schools is generally unknown toRead more…

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Leaders eat last: why some teams pull together and others don’t

  Why did we choose this book? It is difficult today to deny the importance of soft skills for leadership. The author of the bestseller Start With Why and former advertiser Simon Sinek provides new insights, arguing the neurochemical basis of the effectiveness of softs skills. Read it to explore this inexhaustible subject! Having engagedRead more…

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Encouraging without coercing: Start nudging!

Do you agree that command & control is simply no longer the way to go? Then how about trying gentle encouragement? In the previous issue of Business Digest, we highlighted the notion of the nudge, which co-authors Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein present as a means to subtly direct individuals’ decisions toward the collective goodRead more…

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A Global Perspective on Executive Development: Best Practices from China, India and the West

Companies working in uncertain, rapidly changing markets are obliged to adapt and even redesign their business models continuously in order to keep generating value for all stakeholders. They consequently need agile, visionary, and innovation-minded leadership. And yet, Harvard Business School professor Das Narayandas has found that a mere 32% of CEOs feel their firms haveRead more…

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Collaboration and shared goals: sources of wellbeing at work

Joy at work may sound like a superfluous subject, but Business Digest has identified a surprising, compelling angle on wellbeing at work in Menlo Innovations CEO Richard Sheridan’s book Joy, Inc. Contrary to the popular belief that fun is key to professional happiness, Sheridan asserts that discipline is a far more powerful and enduring factorRead more…

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