A family business survives and thrives thanks to a delicate balance of economic, business, social and emotional factors. But this requires a unifying and transformative leadership model, says IE’s Manuel Bermejo.
Authenticity is not always a desirable trait in a manager, especially if their natural behaviour is unpleasant. Managers need to adopt different styles for different situations, says Stefan Stern.
‘Out of sight, out of mind.’ This age-old saying speaks to an ever-present concern about international business: how do you manage people you cannot see and seldom visit? While businesses love to celebrate the promise of globalization, there is less discussion of its practicalities.
Nigel Paine of Learning Now TV talks to VanDyck Silveira, CEO of Financial Times IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance, about its work in developing senior company executives.
Walking meetings can be more engaging, productive and healthier than sitting around a table, but they need to be subtly planned to be truly effective. Executives should consider carefully the physical setting, topic of discussion and mood.