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“Freud for companies”

Trends interview with Geert Vercaeren on his recent research at INSEAD on how to get rid of silo-mentality and improve inter-group collaboration.

How to avoid silo-working and improve collaboration

Abstract of recent INSEAD research by Geert Vercaeren on the challenges of human dynamics of collaboration within and between organizations. He also developed an approach on how to maximize the success of initiatives to get rid of silo-working, silo mentality by integration a functional and psychological perspective in a hands-on approach.

“The smell of the place”

A brilliant speech from Professor Sumantra Ghosal at the World Economic Forum about corporate environments and the faults of management in creating a positive work place.

Five reasons most companies fail at Strategy Execution

Dr. Quy N. Huy, a strategy professor at INSEAD identified five main emotion-based barriers to strategy execution within organisations. He states that if your organisational culture has these five characteristics, all attempts to implement strategic change will likely be doomed.

How Avoidance Destroys Strategic Initiatives

Avoidance is an extremely common response to strategic initiatives that makes executives put off critical issues. Roger Lehman from INSEAD and John Young from RedElephant Technology state that to overcome it, you might start looking out for some crucial signs.

11 Leadership Guidelines for the Digital Age

Old ways of running a company won’t cut it in a digital world. This article presents 11 strategic implications and recommendations grouped in three catagories: business environment, organisation and strategy.

Why the most successful businesses have strong values

Among high-performing companies, two-thirds are increasingly focusing on values instead of rules. Embedding values into the core of an organization is no easy task. But the outcome is worth it: a human organization inspired by purpose, based on values and led with moral authority.

The Principle of Charity

Neil Bearden, Associate Professor of Decision Sciences at INSEAD, offers a simple methodological prescription for fighting our natural tendency to treat our own interpretations as facts. The idea is called ‘The Principle of Charity’.

How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers …