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EXECUTIVES’ CHILDHOOD VALUES INFLUENCING CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Executives' childhood values influencing corporate responsibility Nada Kakabadse, Professor of Marketing and Reputation and Dr Candice Chow at Henley Business School, previews ongoing research into how the early formed values of executives and company directors are influencing organisations' corporate responsibility actions. Would you hand in a wallet you found on the street? Would you manipulate the reputation of [...]

By |2019-10-23T21:48:41+00:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Business|0 Comments

TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE OUTPACING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF IMPACTS

Technological change outpacing our understanding of impacts Society is struggling to cope with disruptive technology that impacts our lives and is changing the way we understand our place in the world. 'Can we regain control of online innovation?' asks Professor Nada Kakabadse. Technology users are faced with a growing multitude of devices, software and apps which [...]

By |2019-10-23T22:37:53+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Business|0 Comments

THE PROFIT OF ZOOM

The profits of zoom We work in a world where being effective as a global business is essential. However, despite this, there is no single proven programme or discipline which provides leaders with the capabilities and competencies they need to succeed. If this is the case, then how can you become personally and organisationally effective [...]

By |2019-10-23T22:03:21+00:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Business|0 Comments

BOARDROOMS ARE REFLECTING THE CHAOS OF BREXIT

The managing partner in a global professional services firm recognised the damaging effect new technology would have on his business. Concerned with defending his organisation, the partner and a close group of executives around him expanded their business model by integrating leadership development into their professional services offerings. The idea won applause from outside competitors, [...]

By |2019-10-23T22:36:31+00:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Business|0 Comments

GLOBAL IQ DROP NOT REFLECTED BY UK UNIVERSITIES

Research indicates that global IQ levels are plummeting at a time when universities are delivering a record number of first-class degrees. Professor Nada Kakabadse considers whether these two outcomes are irreconcilable? As any casual observer of international affairs, politics and media outputs may have already surmised, worldwide intelligence levels are in steady decline. Research from [...]

By |2019-10-23T22:35:42+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Business|0 Comments

AUDIT SKILLS TO DESIGN THE IDEAL BOARD

In his book 'The Excellence Dividend,' author Tom Peters argues that effective boards should be diverse in terms of their directors' age, education and function. Similarly Anthony Fitzsimmons of Reputability LLP recommends that the ideal board includes those who are analytical and can demonstrate a deep understanding of markets and people. It's difficult to disagree with these [...]

By |2019-10-23T22:40:05+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Business|0 Comments

WHY BOARDROOMS NEED TENSION

Tension between board members in conversation is healthy, while conflict is disruptive and best dealt with outside the boardroom. New research, carried out in partnership between The Governance Institute and Henley Business School, shows how conflict and tension can be managed to improve board dynamics. The Conflict and Tension in the Boardroom study highlights how tension in the form of [...]

By |2018-09-18T15:05:11+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Business|0 Comments

WIN AT ALL COSTS? WHERE SHOULD BOARDS DRAW THE LINE?

Former UBS trader, Kweku Adoboli, who was jailed in 2012 for the biggest fraud in British history, has stated that the crimes could well be repeated. Despite having cost his employer $2.3 billion from trading beyond his authorized limit, Adoboli was adamant that ‘it could absolutely happen again’. He believes that those working in the [...]

By |2018-09-19T13:21:57+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Business|0 Comments

EXTRAORDINARY DISRUPTIONS

How will your board rise to the challenge of unexpected challenges? Much of our established management thinking is based on companies operating in a steady state environment, or one of incremental change. But businesses are increasingly facing extraordinary disruptions and there is growing pressure for greater accountability in how leaders address these issues. Many boards [...]

By |2018-09-19T13:21:46+00:00September 8th, 2018|Categories: Business|0 Comments