Your guide to company brain surgery

  Companies are wired – like humans – to resist differences. To change organizations, you need to understand their biology [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] The jargon suggests that companies have a brain. We often hear terms and concepts such as ‘organizational learning’, ‘organizational memory’, ‘the culture of an organization’ and ‘organizational behaviours’. This begs the question: do organizations even think? … Read more

Five key success factors in building a game-changing organization

  Telco chiefs have outlined the crucial elements to creating transformative businesses, reports Niki Mullin from the TMForum in France Five key elements hold the key to building a game-changing organization. That is the finding from a top-level event held this week in Nice on France’s Cote d’Azur. Senior chiefs from the worlds of recruitment … Read more

Dialogue Classic – Some psychologists might just have found the perfect leader profile

Rare individuals that fall on the cusp of two personality types look like the best people to lead companies through gainful change, writes Ben Walker Nathan Ott is a big-name recruiter in London – a place where, in many sectors, there are more professional vacancies than there are suitably qualified staff to fill them. Shackled … Read more

This stock exchange wants to redefine capitalism

  The world’s first social stock exchange is set to change how we do business, writes Professor Durreen Shahnaz [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Traditional capitalism is outmoded. The first stock exchange was started in the 1500s in Antwerp, Belgium, by a group of brokers and money-lenders who would gather … Read more

Five reasons why the sharing economy will change the way we learn

  Leaders and managers in the business education sector must be ready for the massive changes afoot, says Marcelino Elosua  The advent of digital personal technologies, such as smartphones and tablets – and now even smart watches – has led to a boom in reading and writing. We read and write more than ever before. … Read more

Is a game changer hiding in your company?

You can find transformative people in unexpected places, writes Ben Walker  There’s not many game changers about. New research reveals that only around one in ten company employees have the personality traits necessary to turn around businesses and push through meaningful change. Yet so unusual are these people that company structures are rarely set up … Read more