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  Objectives Are SMART, Missions Are WISE Premium

Rey, Carlos; Chinchilla, Nuria; Pitta, Nuno Welcome to management by missions, in which objectives stop being an end in and of themselves and are put to the service of a greater purpose. This article explains how missions are being put into action in all types of companies around the world. Read article

  Management Truths in an Age of Fake News

Rosenberg, Mike; Seager, Phil Do newspapers, magazines or books have a future? Will terrestrial television exist as a meaningful player in five years' time? Amid attacks and dramatic changes, leading IESE professors and practitioners share the timeless tools needed to manage media and entertainment businesses. Read article

  Why and How to Internationalize Your SME

García-Lombardía, Pilar; Pin Arboledas, José Ramón Germany's Mittelstand has something to teach other countries' smaller firms: exporting abroad increases revenues and diversification. In Spain, where micro- and small enterprises provide more than half of all jobs, learning some German lessons may be key to survival. Read article

  One in Four Women Feels Forced to Choose Between Career and Motherhood in Spain

Chinchilla, Nuria; Jimenez, Esther; Grau, Marc In Spain, three out of four mothers feel they are discriminated against in the workplace and 28 percent feel they had to choose between their jobs and having children. These are the findings of a study that offers up 17 recommendations to improve the situation. Read article

  The Keys to Being an Effective Executive Premium

Caldart, Adrian; Carrera, Alejandro; Cornejo, Magdalena What do CEOs do? What should they be doing instead? Based on interviews with 180 CEOs operating in Latin America, the authors highlight where CEOs may need to devote more time, effort and attention. This article includes a test for readers to check how well they are living up to their own executive roles. Read article

  Management in Spain: Where Are the Women?

Las Heras, Mireia; Grau, M. Is Spain doing enough to unleash the economic power and potential of women in management? Contributing a chapter to the 2017 edition of Women in Management Worldwide, IESE's Mireia Las Heras and Marc Grau say "no." They examine the current managerial landscape in order to identify strategies to promote female leadership for the good of society in general. Read article

  The Inside Scoop on Reducing the Gender Gap

Quintana-García, Cristina; Elvira, Marta Atop the corporate ladder, the gender pay gap persists. Why? And what might be done? In an empirical study of the senior management of high-tech firms, Marta Elvira looks at the effects of being an external hire on the two components of executive compensation: base salary and variable pay. Some surprising findings: Top female execs tend to receive more equitable pay if they are promoted internally. Read article

  Voluntary Job Turnover Surges in Spain

Visintin, Stefano; Elvira, Marta The rate at which jobs are changing hands in Spain hit a multiyear high in early 2017, with more than one in five positions affected. That is according to the sixth IESE-Meta4 study, which also finds that the number of voluntarily resignations is up fivefold since 2010. Read article

  You Are How You Spend Your Time

Álvarez de Mon, Santiago "Who am I?" It might seem an unusual first line for a book on time management, but Santiago Álvarez de Mon of IESE argues that self-knowledge is key to improving schedules and personal and professional efficiency. Read article

  Bumping Up Against a Glass Ceiling on Spanish Boards

Atrevia; ICWF - Centro Internacional Trabajo y Familia Cellnex Telecom was the only public company tracked by Spain's benchmark IBEX-35 index that had no female directors as of February 2017. Although Cellnex has announced plans to rectify this, achieving gender diversity on Spain's boards has been slow -- with female representation climbing only a token 1.1 percent last year. Read article
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