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...
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...
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...
sustainability, businessman

18 September, 2019

Sustainability and the five archetypes of boardroom behaviour

There is growing evidence to suggest that sustainability is getting
AI, artificial intelligence

15 August, 2019

Why insecure leaders trust algorithms over advisers

Boards are not just made to hold management to account; they’re also there to provide advice. Except, it seems, some leaders might prefer the counsel of machines rather than real people. That’s...
athletic leaders, leadership skills, CEOs

19 March, 2018

Inside the minds of ‘athletic’ leaders

Over the past decade, we studied CEOs of companies that thrive within some of the most challenging business environments on the planet. Though...
Businessman_brain_chemistry

16 March, 2017

Personal impact: making your presence felt in the boardroom

Anyone who watches The Apprentice knows that the drama always culminates in the hallowed environment of Lord Sugar’s...