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Challenge and Freedom 

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Ribera, Jaume Document type: Opinion Imagine your boss comes up and hands you a stack of documents, asks you to tackle a complex problem, and then leaves you to get on with it -- but not without being convinced that you are capable of coming up with a solution. This encapsulates how the late IESE professor Josep Riverola envisaged that employees should be treated: as people, first and ... More information  

The Fearless Monkey  Premium

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): IESE Insight Collaborator(s): Tatge, Larisa Document type: Non-refereed article High-flying executive turned author Dennis Heijn invites readers to reflect deeply on past formative experiences, getting in touch with who you are as a person and as a leader, your values and priorities, in order to check where you are on your own life journey. And once enlightened, consider how you interact with your surroundings and others you encounter ... More information  

Wave: Is the Time Right for Crowd Equity? 

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): IESE Insight Collaborator(s): Cáceres, Alberto; Cone, Sarah; Trenchs, Carlos Document type: Non-refereed article Alberto Cáceres (Trison Worldwide), Sarah Cone (Social Impact Capital) and Carlos Trenchs Sainz de la Maza (CaixaBank DayOne) weigh the ins and outs of using business angels, VCs or a crowd equity platform to fund a new geolocation app. More information  

How Humility Can Outsmart the Smart Machines  Premium

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Hess, Edward D. Document type: Non-refereed article Most of us think we're pretty smart, or we wouldn't be in our current executive position. But the kind of thinking that got you where you are today will not be enough to keep you there in the Smart Machine Age -- a new era in which technology will, in many cases, be smarter than humans. Staying ahead of tech and an increasingly competitive job market ... More information  

How Blockchain Will Change the Way We Pay  Premium

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Soley, Jorge Document type: Non-refereed article Although still in a fledgling state, blockchain technology and associated developments could have a disruptive effect across many sectors. One industry that is particularly vulnerable is banking, whose long-established role as facilitator, guarantor and validator of payment operations would lose much of its relevance in a blockchain-based economy. ... More information  

Tips for Nurturing Global Leadership Talent  Premium

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Reiche, B. Sebastian Document type: Non-refereed article Despite anti-globalization rhetoric to the contrary, cross-border work is increasing, and multinationals are struggling not only to prepare their employees for global leadership responsibilities but to fill the number of international assignments available. Brexit is only the latest excuse for mobility and talent management to be at the top of the ... More information  

3 Keys to Shockproof Your Global Supply Chain  Premium

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Rosenberg, Mike Document type: Non-refereed article As the world shifts to a less stable geopolitical structure, executives may find themselves ill-equipped to handle critical events, from terrorist attacks to civil unrest, which could disrupt supply chains and put operations at risk. Despite growing tensions in the world and the increasing fragility of global supply chains, management teams don't seem ... More information  

Globalization Under Fire: How Should Leaders Respond?  Premium

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Ghemawat, Pankaj Document type: Non-refereed article While anti-globalization anger has surged and opponents of globalization have won some major political victories, it is important for business leaders not to overreact. Before even thinking about reworking your company's international strategy, make sure you have an accurate picture of the state and trajectory of globalization. Most business leaders ... More information  

Megatrends: Facing the Future 

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Non-refereed article Plus: why mergers don't deserve their bad rap; using soccer to test first-mover advantage; the benefits of flow at work; why Arianna Huffington has a problem with technology; how making decisions together can help you take less risk; and how judicial independence encourages entrepreneurship. More information  

Beyond Flexibility to OpenWork 

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Christensen, Kathleen Document type: Opinion Many companies have introduced workplace flexibility, with mixed results. A fresh approach is needed -- a collaborative, continuous improvement process to redesign how work is done in line with today's realities. We call this OpenWork. Here I share four workplace redesigns that align with this process. As you read these, consider whether they could ... More information  
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