For leaders in today’s unpredictable world this quote of Abraham Lincoln is very relevant. Let’s take a closer look at what it means. When the British still had an Empire (ruled by Queen Victoria) and a weak China was forced…Read More
Benjamin Franklin’s example shows how self-cultivation can be a smart strategy for leaders determined to survive and thrive in disruptive times. Looking back on a recent trip to Philadelphia (费城), the city where the USA was born, two things made…Read More
What are the key skills for the future? In our special multi-part series, experts share valuable and surprising insights we can use to build tomorrow’s world. In this part Harvard professor Michael Puett explains the skill of breaking patterns and…Read More
Curiosity is more than just a nice to have in today’s business context. It is essential to successfully navigate the rapid technological changes coming our way. For instance for my current client, a large retail company, which is facing significant…Read More
People confronted with the fast changes in our sometimes chaotic and uncertain world can have the reflex to close themselves off to the unknown. Consciously or subconsciously they adopt a closed mind. When we do it collectively this closeness can…Read More
Our success, our feeling of accomplishment and our happiness, in our personal lives, as leaders, in our teams and in our businesses, it very much comes down to whether we ‘play to win’ or ‘play not to lose’. Are we…Read More
By 2020, creativity will be one of the top 3 skills anyone who wants to be successful in the economy of the future will need, according to the Future of Jobs report. We looked for the best expert advice on creativity – and found it.Read More
How to Boost Your Cross-Cultural Leadership Skills.
Learning to understand and getting comfortable with the deeper level of a culture that is not your own requires a certain mindset. A mindset that can significantly improve your effectiveness in cross-cultural settings.