We live in a time of constant media coverage. Nothing can be said or done on stage without public knowledge through the news, and if no journalist is around then the news is spread by civil society on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, WeChat and a myriad of other social media platforms. At this time, it is… Continue reading The Key Quality of Leadership
Everyday we meet many different personality type of speakers, managers, leader etc. Some of them we joyfully listen and follow, some of them leave no respect or appreciation in us. A third group set us with indifferent aura as the conveyed mixed massages does not reach the audience or has unclear purpose. In any case,… Continue reading How to be a Better Professional
When I went to Stockholm School of Economics in the 1980s, I took a course on leadership and one of the books I read, Jeffrey Pfeffer´s Power in Organisations, had a sociological perspective. According to the book, power can be seen as deriving from the division of labour that occurs as task specialization is implemented… Continue reading Jeffrey Fleisher on The Multiple Histories of Public Space
A news article caught my eye this morning which demonstrates how easily a project can go badly wrong, and the financial consequences of rectifying the problem. France’s national railway operator SNCF recently ordered 2,000 new TER (Trains Express Regionaux) trains from Alstom and Bombardier, as part of a £2.43bn national upgrade. Responding to customer demands… Continue reading New French trains are “too large”
“The world has lost a visionary leader, a courageous voice for justice, and a clear moral compass. By showing us that the path to freedom and human dignity lies in love, wisdom and compassion for one another, Nelson Mandela stands as an inspiration to us all.” – Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United… Continue reading Lessons from Nelson Mandela
On the 4th to 6th December 2013, the Bearing team attended the successful EBN (European Business Network) Tech Camp 2013 event in Rovereto, northern Italy. The three day event was organised by EBN for Business & Innovation Centres, Incubators, Accelerators and similar organisations whose clients are new or early-stage companies growing innovative businesses. Providing innovation… Continue reading EBN TECH CAMP 2013
Appreciative Intelligence is a term coined by Professor Tojo Thatchenkery to describe the capacity to see the positive inherent potential of situations or people – it is the ability to, for example, see a top talent that is not readily visible in the present situation. They can see what is valuable and positive in a… Continue reading Giving Praise as a Management Tool
Are we off our rockers? How is it that two seasoned business professionals – one an ex-investment banker, the other a venture capital hotshot – decides to reinvent the field Management Literature by launching a Heavy Metal Management book? To kick things off, let us give a very tedious example of where we stand today:… Continue reading Heavy Metal Management Style, anyone?
When I read books I do something that some of you might think is a bit odd. I have had this procedure since as long as I can remember and until recently, I thought this was something everyone did. I was wrong. What I do is breaking down a big goal into small, manageable steps.… Continue reading Could achieving your vision be as simple as reading a book?
Changing the behavior of individuals is one of the greatest challenges in a business and in the society as well. This article is prepared by Leyla Is and Sanjeev Baitmangalkar, experts within the field of Lean Management and cultural transformation. Recently we introduced our methodology on how to implement Lean within a municipality. We were… Continue reading Changing the course…