How leaders communicate

9 April, 2020

How true leaders communicate in a crisis

With nearly a fifth of the globe’s population on lockdown, many of us have replaced our morning routine of getting ready for the day and then taking public transportation or the car to the office wi...
businesswoman, gender, diversity

20 March, 2020

Putting more women at the helm of corporate boards

Since 2010, we have witnessed a sharp rise in the number of female directors in many developed economies. Yet the number of female board chairs has remained very low. Even in Sweden, which leads the w...
remote working

16 March, 2020

Covid-19 has taken remote working mainstream. What next?

As academic researchers in the field of organisation design, we have watched with great interest as remote working has gradually drifted toward mainstream acceptance in recent years. The ultimate mean...
business leaders, leadership

3 January, 2020

Five qualities for business leaders in an age of uncertainty

The 21st century has given us great access to information and a heightened awareness of human impact on the planet. We are also witnessing a proliferation in the use of technology by a global populati...
gender gap

4 November, 2019

Mind the gap: enabling productive thinking to develop gender balance

Thanks to the tireless efforts of advocates in recent years, few business leaders can now deny the extent and impact of workplace gender gaps. Acknowledging a problem exists is a precondition for solv...
stressed CEO at his desk

25 October, 2019

Feeling drained? Why leaders must learn to manage their energy

When I ran into Dirk, a banking CEO whom I had known for some time, I asked him why he looked so down. After a short silence, he responded with an avalanche of words. He had been feeling exhausted. At...
CEO, political issues, speak out

14 October, 2019

Corporate activism: how CEOs should approach political issues

As the chaos and uncertainty of Brexit continues, the impact on UK business is starting to bite. Industry’s strategy of abstention and neutrality has materialised into a freeze on spending and hi...
sustainability, businessman

18 September, 2019

Sustainability and the five archetypes of boardroom behaviour

There is growing evidence to suggest that sustainability is getting
board meeting

8 September, 2017

Board chair practices across the world: an INSEAD study

How culture impacts the role of a board chair Difficult team members are ubiquitous in business. Generally HR steps in to coach individuals accused of using inappropriate langu...

16 January, 2017

What leaders can learn from the rise of the outsider

Harvard Developmental psychologist Dr Robert Kegan drew on the work of Viktor Frankl’s logotherapy,