A manager must constantly negotiate. Oftentimes, the most difficult negotiations are the ones that take place within the organization. A manager is also a leader. And as a leader, they are often required to negotiate to retain talent.
The humanitarian issue in the Mediterranean is only part of Europe's Immigration challenge. The real issue is to choose between forcefully shutting the borders or allowing immigration and encouraging a generation of immigrants to adopt european values by integrating them into civil society.
While EU officials try to devise appropriate solutions, the rest of us cannot remain blind to the reality. At the company level, one very basic thing is not take advantage of such desperate situations. On the contrary, let’s start thinking of projects with the potential to enhance Africa’s socioeconomic development so that its people may find conditions for a dignified life there.
When people get carried away comparing themselves with the environment, it can have extremely negative consequences on them as individuals and, therefore on their personal and professional lives as well. Decisions driven by comparisons are often amiss.
Women in Business | Diversity
"Men and women ARE different", Ursula Burns, the CEO of Xerox recently told me at an IESE event in Barcelona, (and I had to ask, "Can I quote you on this?". Her clear and direct answer was, “Please do!"). I couldn't agree more. Men and women are different. Otherwise, why would we need to have diversity in organizations?
There is a wide enough consensus now that social responsibility (SR) must somehow begin with the board of directors. That is not exactly the most ingrained practice at the moment, but if we want SR to trickle down to the entire organizational architecture, it will need to start at the top.
With the US presidential campaign under way once again, and we are about to hear, see, and read in our media what central figures like Hillary Clinton say to motivate and inspire the electorate to support them
As you know, the EPL (English Premier League) has sold its media rights for the next three years for £1 billion per year. Given the way the money is shared, the lowest-ranked team in the EPL will have a budget as large as the fourth highest ranked team in Spain. Other top European leagues are not far from the Spanish numbers.