The departure of Kumble and the re-arrival of Ravi Shastri has dominated the media headlines a few months back. Despite the passage of time, it is good revisit this incident. The facts are well known. Our intention here is to discuss what management lessons can be drawn which are applicable across the board.
I have yet to meet the person whose life is a forever happy, straight line with an uninterrupted positive slope upward from birth to death. After all, life tends to be an assortment of highs (graduating from school, getting a good job, maybe getting married, having children, getting promoted, etc.) and lows (losing a job, the death of a friend, etc.). Macro issues – social, political, environmental – also have a tremendous impact on our lives, contributing to both the peaks and the valleys in our “lifelines.”
As dean of one of the world’s best B-schools at the time of the financial crisis, Dipak Jain drew on a quality every manager should have: the ability to anticipate. Today, as the Director of Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and for a man who has risen so high as a business educator, Dipak Jain says with a trace of wonder that he sometimes reflects on how his circumstances could have been so vastly different.
Dronies are selfies filmed by remote-controlled drones, registering your face and surroundings from the sky. Dronies are the natural evolution of existing technological trends and might teach us a broader lesson about what the future holds.
Anger has got its uses. It can send a clear signal, is a great communication devise and probably the only effective method other than physical combat to attack people where it hurts. Sarcasm probably comes close second. However, most of us have not mastered the power of anger and gets immersed in the negative spiral of it.
Open enrolment programmes are developed entirely by a business school. Participants rely on the business school to know the skills that the market demands and to develop a course of training that meets that need. In other words, you don’t have to worry if you don’t know what you don’t know – there’s a ready-made solution that will fill your knowledge gaps.
No commute. No drive-by meetings. No dress code. Remote working can seem like a dream — until personal obligations get in the way. These distractions are easy to ignore in an office, but at home, it can be difficult to draw the line between personal and professional time.
My summer short course executive education “students” are terrific. They come from all over the world and radically different industries. They’re entrepreneurs as well as intrapreneurs inside established organizations. They’re motivated, dedicated and demanding—as they should be. They authentically want to be better innovators. I’m grateful for their commitment and how much I learn from them.
The people we sit near at work inevitably impact our day. They may brighten our mood or drive us crazy.What’s more, our work neighbors can actually change how well we do our own jobs.
Recently the world watched with shock and fascination as a global superpower fell to its knees. We would like to ask 'Could the same happen to you? Who knows something in your organisation that could bring it (and you) down?'
For many on ambitious career paths, Long hoursmay be good choices, keep in mind that You’re closest friendshipsare a casualty of your busy schedule, you will likely come to regret it.
In an era of endless disruption, learning is an organization’s only sustainable competitive advantage. It may be the only sustainable competitive advantage in the near future.
Various questions arise, when we think of executive development. “Why should I take a continuing education course from a university than a consulting firm or training company?”
Technological innovation in communications, and new media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Netflix are collectively transforming the way video is produced, distributed, consumed, archived, and monetised.
Today’s organizations face volatile, uncertain global markets that are driving changes in executive skills and education. In addition to traditional technical and emotional capacities, adaptability and lifelong learning are now necessary skills.
Negotiating through the myriad of management development offerings can be confusing for Learning and Development professionals. There is a huge variety of designs, philosophies and delivery methods on offer, all of which may appear to meet expectations – but it’s fair to say that not all will necessarily be effective.
Considering an executive education course? Smart move, because when it comes to professional development, everyone wins – those who update their skills and the companies they work for benefit. But the reverse is also true: Organizations that let their employees lag can lose their competitive edge in the global marketplace
No matter how seasoned an executive is, the ever-changing business world requires even the most experienced leaders to adapt by learning both new skills and new ways of thinking. Here are five circumstances in which you’ll know it’s time to start looking at executive education programmes.
Throughout the world, executive education is no longer seen as purely an opportunity to say thank you to hard-working managers.