Non-executive directors must learn how to challenge executives

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Speak truth to power! The UK-based construction giant Carillion collapsed due to financial difficulties in 2018. A year later, the café chain Patisserie Valerie went into administration, due to alleged accounting fraud. In both cases, one of the first questions that many observers asked was: “Why didn’t the non-executive directors … Read more

Dialogue Classics: Build the organization of your d.r.e.a.m.s

Make your organization authentic and good people will want to work for you, writes Professor Rob Goffee Illustration: Jeff Östberg [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Imagine you have the opportunity to create the best company to work for on earth. What would it be like?  is not an idle question. In … Read more

Dialogue Classics: Four bad habits of super-smart leaders

Some leaders are too clever for their own good [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] While we often consider the blessings that accompany a high IQ, we seldom think of the challenges that come with extreme intelligence. Yet there are many. In the role I play, I have had the opportunity … Read more

Dialogue Classics: Re-humanizing leadership

  Giving your people a sense of meaning is the key to success [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] The re-humanization of leadership has become one of the most pressing issues of our times. Two of our biggest clients, a leading pharmaceutical company and a successful global bank, have both been … Read more

Dialogue Classics: The leadership secret to creating more time

  ‘I just don’t have enough time’. It’s a very popular modern moan. You will never have enough.  It’s a fact. You cannot ask God or your boss for a 12-hour extension in the day. Work expands to fit the time available. Challenges and emails breed like rabbits. You have to find ways to bend time … Read more

What you should know about making excuses at work

There is simply no excuse for making excuses at work – or anyplace else for that matter. When you’re late to an appointment and you hear yourself saying, “I’m sorry I’m late but the traffic was murder,” stop at the word “sorry.” Blaming traffic doesn’t excuse the fact that you kept people waiting. You should … Read more

Dialogue Classic: The four ages of leadership

  Reinvention is the mother of success, writes Professor Peter Hawkins [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Renewal is the key to success. One of the many fascinating themes that have emerged from my global research (see page 75) is how many chief executives talked about the need of leaders to … Read more

Turn employees into leaders

Collaborative learning is your ticket to employee advocacy, writes Michelle Yandre [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Age is no longer a barrier to leadership ambition. Even our youngest employees crave opportunities to lead, to feel accountable and to be successful. Pair this enthusiasm with a yearning to be part of a larger … Read more