Q1, 2021 ISSUE OUT NOW

How can leaders influence culture? It’s ubiquitous but nebulous. It’s in the interactions between people, and in ‘how things are done’. It shapes the tenor of conversations, the quality and speed of decisions, the level of employee engagement, the calibre of recruits, and brand reputations. It is critical for any organization that needs to change direction.
 
Yet for something so powerful, culture is often poorly understood and neglected by leaders. In this issue, we focus on the key components of culture in today’s fast-moving and unpredictable world. We examine the elements of culture underpinning organizational agility, and the levers available to leaders in reshaping their organizations’ cultures. How should leaders think about the shift that is needed away from transactional ways of doing business to more sustainable, relational approaches? In this issue’s Focus, we examine the potential impact of fear on work, both rational and irrational – and ask how leaders can make work safer, reducing the terrible toll that work still takes on so many people’s lives around the world today.

PREVIOUS ISSUES

Q4, 2020 – Looking beyond: The future of healthcare

Q3, 2020 – New frontiers: Mastering the skills for a changing world

Q2, 2020 – The inclusion imperative: Ori Brafman on amplifying employees’ voices

Q1, 2020 – The second wave: Preparing for digital transformation

Q4, 2019 – Borderless leadership: Winning in a world without boundaries

Q3, 2019 – Better leadership: Looking within for the decency factor

Q2, 2019 – Women leaders: The ascent to the top

Q1, 2019 – Agility architects: How to build the agile company

Q4, 2018 – The footloose world: Rapid remedies to the consequences of the footloose world 

Q3, 2018 – The human difference: Ben Pring on making the difference in an artificially intelligent future

Q2, 2018 – Courage in chaos: Lessons from the edge from Kate Sweetman and Shane Cragun

Q1, 2018 – Welcome to Planet Asia: Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang on winning in the world’s financial centre

Q4, 2017 – Into the wirearchy: Leading from the centre in a volatile world

Q3, 2017 – The payoff paradox: Dan Ariely on why consumers like to work for their purchases

Q2, 2017 – The new rules of creativity: Vivek Wadhwa on why innovators must see the future

Q1, 2017 – New world order: Linda Sharkey on how to create global leaders for a changed planet

Q4, 2016 – Smash the system: Don Tapscott shows how blockchain will destroy hierarchies

Q3, 2016 – The trouble with brains: Marshall Goldsmith on how super-smart leaders alienate their teams

Q2, 2016 – Trust me, I’m a corporation: How to make your company more human, with Dan Ariely

Q1, 2016 – The Z Factor: Why the next generation will change the world of work forever

Q2, 2015 – Your health: a double-edged sword

Q1, 2015 – Rewiring business for tomorrow’s world

Q4, 2014 – Viewing risk: threat or opportunity?

Q3, 2014 – A brand new world

Q2, 2014 – Can’t see the wood for the trees?

Q1, 2014 – The phoenix rises again

Q4, 2013 – Our world: a puzzle to solve