Ole Paper: « Gray area » strategic shift [interview]

When Markus Martin joined Ole Paper in 2007 as CFO, the Danish paper company had been in a critical condition for several years. The management team subsequently embarked on an unprecedented strategic shift in the midst of great uncertainty. Ten years later, the firm’s revenues had doubled. How did management succeed in overcoming their paralysis…

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Participate in a survey on the use of social networks in your company for the Center for the Future of Organization 

Dear lecteurs, The Center for the Future of Organization at the Peter F. Drucker School of Management is conducting a global project that investigates how companies and their leaders leverage social technologies for their business processes, especially in large and complex organizations. The OSML Global Index® will provide tangible metrics that allow companies to assess…

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Taking the right decisions even when the outlook is hazy

Leaders are mainly distinguished by their ability to manage complex situations, or “gray areas.” Joseph Badaracco suggests that these are best tackled by asking five key questions designed to broaden your thinking, sharpen your judgment and help develop fresh perspectives. Badaracco’s philosophy combines an analytical and psychological approach, which is designed to guide you towards…

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Here are 5 not-to-miss articles published in February! Topics covered include caring leader, productivity and efficiency, empathy, recruitment and more…

Here are five articles that stood out this month for their originality, relevance, and/or analysis. Happy reading! Economy & Society “The Corporate Implications of Longer Lives“ (MITSloan) People are living longer and working longer – but few organizations have come to grips with the opportunities and challenges that greater longevity brings. Leadership “The Caring Leader”…

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[Video] Agile and visionary leadership: Business Digest’s specialty

Business Digest has been observing and reporting on leadership and management trends and innovations since 1992, and is constantly developing its various areas of expertise to inspire ever more visionary and agile leadership. From close monitoring of trends to publication of a monthly newsletter, organising managerial communities or highlighting research work on management, Business Digest…

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How pride strengthens your leadership: motivation, efficiency, and influence

“Vanity is wanting to appear as though you are something; ambition is wanting to be something; self-regard is believing you are something; and pride is knowing what you are worth” — these words, attributed to the Polish statesman Edward Raczynski, reflect the ambiguity that persists around the concept of pride. Often confused with arrogance or…

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Managing your mental resources: an essential skill for any leader

  Future leaders must demonstrate a wide range of skills, from insight and creativity to the ability to cooperate and communicate. Meanwhile, leaders can only deploy these competencies if they are first capable of managing their own — and their employees’ — mental energy.           Special contribution from: Jean-Christophe Beau and…

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Three different types of “superbosses”

Try out the specific strategies of the world’s most renowned talent developers – people who have demonstrated a consistent, rare ability to hire and hone talent into top performers   Though an incredibly diverse group, Finkelstein says that superbosses tend to fit into one of the three following categories:   • Glorious bastards care about…

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Sydney Finkelstein: What It Takes to Be a Superboss [video]

A 7-minute video interview of Superbosses author Sydney Finkelstein by Harvard Business Review senior editor, Alison Beard, about what sets superbosses apart from « mere, mortal managers » and the teachable lessons around how they consistently develop talent into top performers.   What It Takes to Be a Superboss – Sydney Finkelstein – HBR Video…

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What it takes to develop performers

To empower the talent and skills development of your teams, why not try out the specific strategies of the world’s most renowned talent developers – people who have demonstrated a consistent, rare ability to hire and hone talent into top performers. The fast pace of change today renders skillsets obsolete at unprecedented speeds. Formal talent…

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