The holographic meeting is nigh, or isn’t it?

The leap from computer-based online meetings to holodeck meetings seems on the horizon A news snippet On 9th August I came across an interesting German news snippet (in Spiegel Netzwelt) about the development of holographic technology. It caught my interest because 3 or 4  years…

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Future Minds

Older maybe, but certainly not outdated We are in the middle of a revolution. Mobile phones, computers and iPods have long become a commonplace around the globe, impacting how we perceive our world and changing ways we interact. Smart machines are starting to compete with…

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The Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice

Works on the subject of leadership weigh down bookstore shelves the world over. Tomes tell you how to be a 30-second manager, how to inspire your employees like Churchill, and the three keys to "strength-based leadership." Everyone has been writing about leadership, in fact, except…

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Book review: Difficult conversations

Difficult conversations are those that make your pulse jump, the ones you aren't sure whether or not to attempt. The authors of Difficult Conversations present tools and a clear roadmap for helping to navigate the bumpy roads associated with these challenging conversations. The book is…

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Book review: Closing the innovation gap

“Fundamental or scientific innovations are not only important to companies and the economy. They affect everyone’s life” , writes innovation thinker and entrepreneur Judy Estrin in her book. She creates a strong case for innovation building a strong economic future for everyone. Judy Estrin looks…

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Book Review: Managing Complexity in Global Organisations
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Book Review: Managing Complexity in Global Organisations

This book delivers new IMD insights on an emerging challenge - how to deal with overwhelming complexity. Global organizations face a complex decision-making environment. On one hand, diversity of cultures, customers, competitors and regulations create complexity. On the other, competitive pressures cause in growing countries…

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Book recommendation: Managing Yourself
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Book recommendation: Managing Yourself

Honestly, how often did you come back from a training course and thought “I have heard that before”? It is human nature that we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience which is stored somewhere in our brain and we know what should be…

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Book excerpt: A Sense of Urgency

Urgency can be a positive force in companies, says leadership expert and HBS professor emeritus John P. Kotter. His new book, A Sense of Urgency (Harvard Business Press), makes that conviction clear. Our excerpt describes how leaders might skillfully transform a crisis into an organizational…

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Book review: Find Your Power

Subject matter: self management Author: Dr. Chris Johnstone Publisher: Permanent Publications, May 2010 Find Your Power describes how to strengthen your ability to bring about positive change, both in your life and our world. Drawing on insights from addictions recovery, positive psychology, storytelling and holistic…

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Views on News: Tragedy at Toyota: How not to lead in crisis

by William George Toyota's ever-widening problems are a tragic case study in how not to lead in crisis. Under the media spotlight, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda, grandson of the founder, went into hiding and sent American CEO Jim Lentz to make apologies. (Editor's note: Toyoda…

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Persönlichkeit, Entscheidung und Verhalten: Warum es so schwierig ist, sich und andere zu ändern

Please note: as this book is only available in German language, we have not translated the following outline into English. Thank you for your understanding. Wie entscheiden wir und wie sollten wir entscheiden? Die besten Entscheidungen gelten als diejenigen, die möglichst stark vom Verstand und…

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Book recommendation: Here comes everybody

review by Jeff Beckham (2008) Humans are social animals. And in "Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations", Clay Shirky shows how the widespread adoption of the internet has allowed us to become more social than ever. And though the focus is on…

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