Amid uncertainty, have options

There is a toolkit for VUCA READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Every decision made by executives is intended to create a positive result. Typically, businesspeople use financial tools that assume: 1) executives can anticipate outcomes; 2) that the next time period is going to be similar to the last; 3) outcomes are normally distributed; and … Read more

Dialogue Q2, 2020 – available now!

Here is what you can expect, from the desk of Dialogue editor, Patrick Woodman I recently learned to drive. Yes: in my late 30s, a happy devotee of London’s public transport and cycle networks, I have had to accept that automated vehicles aren’t going to arrive on the market quite in time for me to … Read more

Lead bravely in a borderless world – Dialogue Q4, 2019 available now!

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Here is what you can expect, from the desk of Dialogue editor, Patrick Woodman   “We live in a borderless world.” Reading that statement, would you regard it as a self-evident truth, or palpable nonsense? A case can be made either way. Today’s ‘metanationals’ span the globe, flying employees where … Read more

Meet Sharmla Chetty, the Cape Crusader

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Sharmla Chetty’s struggle against apartheid set her forward to a life of change Injury. Incarceration. Expulsion. The qualities that shape leaders come from the most adverse sources. So it was for Sharmla Chetty – president of Africa and global managing director for Europe at Duke Corporate Education – much of … Read more

Liz Mellon, on having the last word

Liz Mellon looks at the very concept of the ‘last word’ and our enduring urge to have the final say [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/dialogue_q2_2019_full_book/86″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Who wouldn’t want the last word? It’s an all-too-familiar scenario: replaying an important conversation in your mind, wishing you could have delivered a splendid riposte to … Read more

Want to fix diversity and inclusion? Address your unconscious bias

Embracing diversity makes firms stronger, writes Jim Barnett Building work environments that embrace and encourage the differences among people is a known performance-booster. That’s because diversity gives you access to the full range of perspectives to make your business the best it can be. But beyond the economics, it’s our role as leaders to ensure … Read more

James Alexander’s doctrine for disruption

Asking ‘why’ not ‘what’ worked for Zopa Purpose leads to better products. James Alexander is a Great Mind whose sense of purpose created a disruptive, ingenious finance product that saves consumers money.  Readers from the UK might be familiar with Zopa, the peer-to-peer lending platform. It offers very competitive, very flexible, personal loans that can … Read more

Talent is going freelance by choice

Everybody cut footloose! [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/q4_2018_fullbook/16″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] What does it mean to be ‘footloose’ in today’s working world? Well, in 1984 it was a film about a big city teenager, played by Kevin Bacon, moving to the fictional small town of Bomont, where rock music and dancing were banned. … Read more

Scale up, skill up

A new talent model is needed in a footloose world, writes Marion McGovern [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/q4_2018_fullbook/30″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] There is much talk about how companies need to become more agile. Firms need to be able to quickly prototype, test and refine not just new products but whole new strategies. This … Read more