Jacinda Ardern

11 September, 2020

Women leaders are better at fighting the pandemic

On 8 June 2020, New Zealand was declared virus-free and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Employee returning to the workplace holding a mask

10 September, 2020

Not business as usual: returning to the workplace after the pandemic

Among the many challenges facing organisations in the wake of Covid-19 is the question of how to effectively communicate with staff about the "when and if" of returning to the workplace. There’s ...
Athletes passing the baton

9 September, 2020

Why succession planning should be part of a company’s corporate culture

Not many board decisions will be more critical than deciding who (and when) to appoint as a new lead executive—whether CEO, executive chair or combined chair and CEO. The new lead executive will be ...
A narcissistic leader places a crown on his own head

2 September, 2020

Narcissistic leaders are perceived negatively by their employees

Ever since the ascent of Donald Trump to the US presidency narcissism has been one of the most talked about personality traits among leaders in business. This often focuses on their potential for unde...
stressed CEO at his desk, mental health

1 September, 2020

Covid crisis could lead employees to ‘compromise ethical standards’

It’s not just survival that businesses have to deal with as they grapple with fallout from the global coronavirus pandemic. New research reveals Covid-19 could prompt a surge in misconduct and behav...
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...
future, opportunity, risk management

3 July, 2020

Lessons from CEOs: leading through the Covid-19 crisis and beyond

The path to recovery from Covid-19 remains unclear. The general consensus is that we face a protracted period with many restrictions still in place, and that even after the initial recovery phase, bus...
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