Woman laughing

31 July, 2020

Real deal: the advantages of being (seen as) authentic at work

Authenticity is when one’s self-expression is in alignment with one’s internal sense of self. During our formative years, we learn to create different, compartmentalised versions of ourselves t...
Organisational structure

30 July, 2020

In the current crisis, less hierarchical companies show special resilience

“Our three-year transformation towards a more participative organisation helped us to overcome this,” shared the CEO of the Brussels-region governmental employment agency regarding the Covid-19 cr...
combined CEO chair role

29 July, 2020

Centre stage vs. backstage: the two faces of leadership

The first face is heroic. It’s what leaders use to inspire and motivate, role-model behaviour and express an enthralling vision. The second is more practical. It’s the face leaders assume behin...
Stressed CEO facing Covid-19 crisis

30 June, 2020

Leading in a crisis: Covid-era CEOs are ‘keen, tough or edgy’

What preoccupies CEOs during the coronavirus pandemic? What challenges do they face? How do they deal with those challenges? What are the
a rowing team on a river

17 June, 2020

Three teamwork trends that may not survive this crisis

Many expert observers have made predictions about the “new normal” of work after the pandemic. Some are optimistic, envisioning a paradigm shift towards a more flexible, empowered future for worke...
a plant grows in dry, cracked earth

4 June, 2020

How to grow your resilience at a time of uncertainty

“My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.” —Michel de Montaigne When confronted with a situation weighed with anxiety and ambiguity, like a pandem...
covid-19 leadership flattening the curve

26 May, 2020

What Covid-19 data can—and can’t—tell us about leadership

By now you will have seen, perhaps on a daily basis, statistics and charts tracing the state of the Covid-19 outbreak. Confirmed cases, recovered cases, active cases, deaths, the infection curve… th...
Jacinda Ardern

12 May, 2020

Ardern and Cuomo lead the way on crisis communications

A leader’s key weapon in battling any crisis is exceptional communication. The Mandarin word for crisis, "Wei Ji", combines two characters (危 机): danger and opportunity. How a business leader ma...
Team climbing a mountain using collaborative leadership

17 April, 2020

The role of the board in times of distress

The Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on humanity at an unprecedented scale. Draconian measures governments are imposing in an attempt to “flatten the curve” have triggered a swift and massive e...
Cogs and wheels working together

15 April, 2020

What every business can do to help during this crisis

The 2020 Edelman Trust Barome...