Leadership and People Management

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  Collectivists or individuals? How relational mobility affects worldview

San Martín, Álvaro; Schug, J.; Maddux, William W. Is it easy to make new friends where you live and work? The answer to this question has implications for how you and your colleagues think -- analytically or holistically -- according to scientific research. Read article

  Time check: how to control your agenda so it doesn't control you

IESE Insight In the busy CEO agenda, crucial time for reflection is the one thing that tends to get squeezed out. In this interview, Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria shares insights from his research into how CEOs spend their time to help you think about how you are spending your own. Read article

  Patience: the best remedy for business haste

Argandoña, Antonio Can you afford to be patient in a market that doesn't wait? Yes, you can, and it will benefit the productivity and sustainability of your company. Antonio Argandoña discusses the why's and how's of an overlooked virtue. Read article

  For leaders, ethics trumps fairness in employee opinions

Koopman, Joel; Scott, Brent A.; Matta, Fadel K.; Conlon, Donald E.; Dennerlein, Tobias Principled and moral leaders are perceived to treat employees better when dispensing justice -- even when they don't. A study of ethical leadership suggests it can lead to a more collaborative workforce, thanks to perceptions of fairness. Read article

  Balance starts at the top

Rofcanin, Yasin; Las Heras, Mireia; Bosch, Mª José; et al. As the boundaries between our personal and professional lives continue to blur, what can we do to achieve better balance? Research by Mireia Las Heras et al. suggests some practical things that organizations can do to facilitate work and home engagement. Read article

  Are Spanish companies just paying lip service to gender equality?

Chinchilla, Nuria; Jimenez, Esther; Grau Grau, Marc Although most Spanish companies say they are committed to equal opportunities between men and women, only 16% have established incentives to promote them. Read article

  Soft power: how a colleague's promotion weighs on the rest of the team

Brion, Sebastien; Mo, Ruo; Lount Jr., Robert B. Trust is crucial for working relationships. And yet changes in status and power destabilize trust, putting team performances at risk. Research by Sebastien Brion highlights the dynamics in play. Read article

  A talent for management: tips from Carnegie Hall's Clive Gillinson

IESE Insight Clive Gillinson never set out to be a manager. But the Carnegie Hall executive has discovered in management a new way to be creative. What kind of music is coming out of your leadership? Read article

  Remote control or local talent? The future of international assignments

Reiche, Sebastian; Harzing, Anne-Wil How do multinationals decide who works where? IESE's Sebastian Reiche runs through the staffing policies at work and points to tomorrow's trends. Inpatriates, virtual assignments and self-starters are changing the nature of international assignments. Read article

  Mariano Puig: the story of a leader who knows how to think big

IESE Insight Mariano Puig, 91, admits he's reached the stage his father called "letting others do." Time to let the next generation take over the running of the family-owned fashion and fragrance business. This is the story of a leader who knows how to think big. Read article
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