Transformation is a difficult challenge for companies. How can the art of storytelling guide companies through transformative change? Researchers Giada Di Stefano and Elena Dalpiaz turn to Italian houseware and kitchen utensil company — and master storyteller — Alessi to understand the narrative practices for successful change.
A sea of ink has flowed, and billions of bytes have streamed in response to the recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal. The practices of both companies reveal a pervasive problem about how our data is collected, shared and used to manipulate us.
The most significant shift in leadership is unlikely to come as a result of technology, a new game-changing theory, or changes in the way top schools prepare future leaders, says Sydney Finkelstein, Steven Roth Professor of Management. Rather it will be the inevitable result of a simple fact: Girls today are outperforming boys.
The UK's decision to exit the European Union in 2016 came as a huge shock to many international businesses. Some companies have found themselves ill-prepared to adjust their workforces, supply chains and market entry strategies. Uncertain about the future, those companies may now make rushed, ad-hoc decisions.
Latinos in the USA are starting businesses at a higher rate than other ethnic groups, with a large chunk of them owned by millennials. And women dominate the scene.
The facts emerged from a study titled “State of Latino Entrepreneurship 2017” from the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, coauthored by Stanford GSB professor emeritus Jerry Porras, GSB economics professor Paul Oyer, and SLEI research analyst Marlene Orozco.
Israel has become to innovation what Switzerland is to chocolate. Israel spends over 4 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on research and has clearly developed expertise in an astonishing range of technologies. During a recent memorable week there, I attended a talk by a world-renowned molecular biologist seeking to extend life expectancy, learned about a social enterprise which is producing medical devices that reduce the risk of HIV infection, and met an entrepreneur gamifying the pursuit of happiness (literally).
Like a typical doctoral student, David Palmer (PhD ’97) devoted most of his time at Purdue’s Krannert School to research and teaching. If you couldn’t find him in his office or the classroom, however, the next best place to look would likely have been Von’s Comics on Chauncey Hill.
The future of work is going to look very different, as automation and Artificial Intelligence make many manual, repetitive jobs obsolete.
According to the McKinsey Global Institute, robots could replace 800 million jobs by 2030, while the World Economic Forum suggests a “skills revolution” could open up a raft of new opportunities
Regularly ranked among the world’s best airlines, the focus of Singapore Airlines (SIA) can be summed up in one word – customer.
The world of aviation is notoriously competitive, and with pressure growing from upstart budget carriers as well as fast-growing full-service airlines such as Qatar Airways and Emirates, premium carriers like SIA are seeing margins squeezed.
Successful service organisations often have stories of employees going out of their way to make a customer’s day.
In this podcast brought to you by Thinkers50 in partnership with the Brightline Initiative, Des Dearlove interviews Nilofer Merchant on her newest book The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World. Nilofer has ranked among the top 50 management thinkers in the Thinkers50 and is a winner of the Future Thinker award.
While women worldwide are closing the gap in critical areas such as health and education, significant gender inequality persists in the workforce and in politics. Given current rates of change, this year’s Global Gender Gap Report estimates it will be another 217 years before we achieve gender parity.
Young people— those under the age of 30 —constitute more than 50% of today’s global population. Yet, available projections say the figure will hit 75% by 2030.In all walks of life, this staggering demography is an important factor. In the work and business landscape, it’s the largest percentage of the workforce.
Charles Schulz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strips, once said that his life’s work was just a “plain old comic strip, which helps to sell newspapers.”
What if anyone with the skills to code could find a good job in their chosen field?
What if millions of people from Kenya to India; Myanmar to Missouri; had affordable mentors and apprenticeships readily available to guide them into the tech economy?
What if all of this and more were already being offered by a select group of innovative leaders?
Anu Acharya is the CEO of Hyderabad-based firm called Mapmygenome India Ltd. The 2013-established firm is a molecular diagnostics company that helps in gene testing and mapping and warns you how to take precautions on any diseases that this mapping may throw up. An IIT-Kharagpur alumnus who went on to get two post-graduate degrees in physics and MIS from University of Illinois, Acharya talks about the journey of being an entrepreneur including failures and how a startup needs a different skill sets.
There are a few early clues that a startup will be successful, according to market researcher Quid: Have the company’s founders worked together before? Is the business in a hot sector, one where many other new startups are also focusing? Has it raised funding at a quick pace? Based on those criteria and others, Quid looked at more than 50,000 companies and chose 50 it deemed the most promising.
Many of those who reflect on the future, appeal to the past for guidance on the premise that "the future is contained in the past" – frequently doing so successfully in situations where problems are well defined and tractable, where history repeats itself in a discernable pattern or evolves following a well-established trend, alternatively where known lead-lag relationships provide early signals of future developments.
Stanford provides the most unicorn founders of any university. But the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are not far behind
Toxic leadership is not uncommon in the private sector, but it’s emerging more often in the public space too, as is all too evident in the US and in South Africa right now. The good news is that it can be overcome.
It’s no secret that family businesses can struggle with governance, leadership transitions, and even survival. Consider a few high-profile examples:
Operational skills or technical expertise that served you well in non-leadership roles is often of little help when you first step into the complex world of the healthcare leader
Have an idea for a business, but have no idea how to get started? The Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp is a program designed to give you the tools you need to capitalize on opportunity.
Is your firm's board creating value-- or destroying it? Change is coming. Leadership at the top is being redefined as boards take a more active role in decisions that once. belonged solely to the CEO. But for all the advantages of increased board engagement,it can create debilitating questions of authority and dangerous meddling in day-to- day operations.
This program focuses on harnessing new technologies for transforming your business. TransformTECH is not just another technology conference done for Executives in the field.
Today’s executives are increasingly looking for ways in which they can be more engaged in their work and be energized by what they do. Given that people are spending more time at work, a feeling of disconnect with the job can easily erode one’s overall sense of well being.
This is surely one of life’s biggest questions, and a question that has interested perhaps even hounded many of our ancestors. Buddha famously gave up his kingdom in search of happiness.
Effective oral and written communication skills have frequently been identified as prerequisites to managerial success , qualities that they look for in an applicant.
To help organizations thrive in business landscape, executive education programs offer leadership development solutions that strengthen the meaning of corporate diversity.
The results of the study "Global Perspectives Barometer 2017 – Voices of the Leaders of Tomorrow" show the following four key findings that would benefit future leaders.
The first thing is that the companies that do it most effectively don’t have a separate program. What they do is integrate diversity into all of the processes of their organization. Diversity becomes a lens for looking at, identifying, developing, and advancing talent. So when they think about recruitment, they don’t only have a minority recruiter. They educate all of their recruiters about how to relate to the diversity of the population that they recruit from.
That technology is more necessary now than ever is beyond all doubt. What is often overlooked is the importance of having a clear strategy for addressing digital transformation and a leader with the necessary skills and abilities to guide the organization toward a new culture that will allow it to navigate in today’s environment of constant uncertainty.
At first glance, the young Ma Yun, known today to the West as Jack Ma (Founder, Alibaba, did not telegraph a successful future for himself. Twice he failed national college entrance exams. He says he was rejected by Harvard “ten times” before finally attending what he has referred to as “Hangzhou’s worst college”
Learning is a journey, not a destination. It’s not enough for individuals to receive one comprehensive infusion of education early in their careers and expect it to serve them for the rest of their lives. In today’s complex, quick¬ly changing business environment
A turbulent 2016, punctuated by global developments such as the struggling European economy, Brexit, the contentious US presidential elections, war and terror attacks, appears to have rattled millennials’ confidence, according to Deloitte’s sixth annual Millennial Survey.
In a Quick Take, Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India gives his wise counsel on how the new entity from the Vodafone-Idea merger in India should approach the people management issues including training and executive development
The recent mass killings of the LGBT community in Orlando, United States have brought the spotlight on this group once again. Earlier this year, a controversial law in North Carolina that sought to place strict limits on the protection granted to the LGBT
“How do I handle a new management role?” That’s the question on many executives’ minds when they get promoted. In a new technical note, professor Guido Steinoffers 10 keys to successfully navigate a new management role.
Forget job titles. The director’s suite. Jostling for promotion. Instead, imagine a world where everyone has decision-making powers. Where you can float between departments. Build your own cross-fertilising networks – that work for you as you need them. Welcome to the flat hierarchy.