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Giving Praise as a Management Tool

January 29, 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 […]

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Welcome to the Go-go land

September 24, 2012

Last week I spent a few days in Dublin, which has become the European capital of IT and social media companies with Google’s European head quarter and Facebook just around the corner from each other. One of the high points of the trip was to experience the famous Google culture and see what the fuzz […]

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Delivering Happiness

September 1, 2012

About a year ago I read Tony Hsieh’s book Delivering Happiness, A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose. For those of you who don’t know who Tony Hsieh is he was the founder of LinkExchange, which he sold to Microsoft for $265 million at the age of 24, and then turned, an online shoe […]

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Do it like Oprah

August 22, 2012

Each week I look at a business leader who has built a successful business to see what we can learn from them in terms of Innovation and Human Resource Management. This week’s successful business thinker is someone who came from humble backgrounds but is now shaping world politics and is the richest black person in […]

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Putting a dent in the universe and the art of selling dreams

August 17, 2012

Apple would probably not be Apple without Steve Jobs. I began my series on business leaders and entrepreneurs last week with the notion that a company’s HR efforts should be performed to ensure the  flow and thus create a culture that enhances the success of the business idea. Apple, which Steve Jobs personified, is in […]

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Business thinkers who changed the world

August 8, 2012

“Do our HR efforts really enhance the flow of the business?”  It is the one question all HR Managers and business leaders should ask themselves. I stumbled upon this question earlier this summer in a Harvard Business Review blog post by J. Craig Mundy and it has inspired me to dig deeper into the great […]

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Does your CEO want to make history?

May 21, 2012

This month I attended an online conference about innovation. It was organized by Pipeline on a virtual exhibition platform. I have to say that this was a great way to listen to various seminars, network and wander the exhibition hall at your own time and from the comfort of your office. One could participate through […]

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In Lean transformation by Mike Thelen

May 14, 2012

Each month, one of our guest authors will write about a topic related to companies and organizations around the world from a Lean philosophy perspective. These guest lecturers come from different parts of the planet and they all have extensive international experience. With a vast know-how in terms of change management, these specialists have all […]

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The world’s best company to work for

January 25, 2011

Today Hey Group release their Global Top 20 companies for leadership, top five at the list was: General Electric Procter & Gamble Intel Corporation Siemens Banco Santander Two European firms formerly outside the 2009 top 20 – Siemens and Banco Santander – have jumped straight into the 2010 top 5. BASF is a new arrival […]

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New demands on leadership

May 9, 2010

In a blog post on Harvard Business review Bob Johansen write that it will be new demands on leadership in the future of cause accompanied with very predictable comments on the theme business as usual. He point out that leaders now and in the future has to be more agile at the same time strategic and […]

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