Lee Newman, Dean of the IE School of Human Sciences and Technology, and Norman Kurtis, Vice Dean of Behavior and Human Development at IE University, discuss how organisations can improve performance through more positive leadership.
Since slide-making software hit desktops in the 1990s, executives have struggled against sleep-inducing presentations with their garish colours, misaligned or illegible text pasted over images, and endless bullet points crammed onto a single slide. But done well, a talk can be ‘more powerful than anything in written form.’
‘If they don’t pay you what you want, will you leave; and if you leave do they care?’ This oft-repeated mantra is useful starting point for senior executives and employers alike when approaching top salary negotiations. Executives should be clear in their own minds how much they are really prepared to work for, and why. Pay equality is not the issue.
Inside Google’s new London office, employees can eat and drink for free. It’s a smart move: by keeping ‘Googlers’ in the building during lunch and coffee breaks, the company hopes that its staff will interact more, fuelling team spirit. Ian Sanders explores how innovative employers develop successful teams, and offers five tips for you to do the same.
Good communication skills are an essential part of effective leadership. Done well, a speech can motivate, engage and, most importantly, inspire action, says Dr Juan Carlos Pastor.
Corporate leaders don’t need to reach the oratorical heights of a Martin Luther King or Barack Obama to influence their teams, but they should at least embrace five principles.