Tag Archives: Corporate culture

Time, talent, energy: overcome organizational drag and unleash your team’s productive power by Michael Mankins and Eric Garton

Overview: Business leaders know that the key to competitive success is smart management of scarce resources. That’s why companies allocate their financial capital so carefully. But capital today is cheap and abundant, no longer a source of advantage. The truly scarce resources now are the time, the talent, and the energy of the people in …
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Why should anyone work here?: what it takes to create an authentic organization by Robert Goffee

Overview: Imagine designing the best company on earth to work for . . . What would that company be like? How would you build and sustain it? As a leader, you need to know. In the past, businesses made people conform to the organization’s needs. But the old paradigm has shifted. Now leaders must transform …
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Shaping entrepreneurial mindsets: innovation and entrepreneurship in leadership development [edited by] Jordi Canals.

Over the past decade, leadership development has operated as a separate entity in international companies, focusing primarily on the challenge of globalization and how companies should nurture local talent to better manage their operations in new markets. An on-going task, many companies have designed and implemented good practices to tackle this important issue. However in …
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International Day of Happiness 2015

Today is the International Day of Happiness. The United Nations declared March 20 the International Day of Happiness to underline the commitment of its 193 member states to “better capture the importance of the pursuit of happiness and well-being in development with a view to guiding their public policies.” To mark this day, the Library has prepared …
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Great Work: how to make a difference people love by David Stuart

Overview: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Great work lives inside all of us. The question is: Do we make the contributions we’re capable of? Is our best work getting out there? Breaking through? Creating a difference the world loves? We’ve long been told our ability to succeed depends on our IQ, talent, education level, gender, …
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Leaders eat last: why some teams pull together and others don’t by Simon Sinek.

Overview: The highly anticipated follow-up to the acclaimed bestseller Start With Why Simon Sinek’s mission is to help people wake up every day inspired to go to work and return home every night fulfilled by their work. His first book, Start With Why, offered the essential starting point, explaining the power of focusing on WHY …
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International Day of Happiness

Today is the International Day of Happiness. The United Nations declared March 20 the International Day of Happiness to underline the commitment of its 193 member states to “better capture the importance of the pursuit of happiness and well-being in development with a view to guiding their public policies.” You can find titles related to this topic in IESE’s …
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The Responsible Business: Reimagining Sustainability and Success by Carol Sanford

Overview: From innovation to shareholder development, this groundbreaking book offers guidelines for becoming a responsible corporation Strategic Corporate Responsibility shows how to implement a systemic and integrative approach for bringing Corporate Responsibility (CR) into the organization as a whole, embedding CR thinking into the entire business. The book offers a strategic model that fills the …
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The happy manifesto: make your organization a great workplace by Henry Stewart. (London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2013)

Overview Imagine a workplace where people are energized and motivated by being in control of the work they do. Imagine they are trusted and given freedom, within clear guidelines, to decide how to achieve their results. Imagine they are able to get the life balance they want. Imagine they are valued according to the work …
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Toyota under fire: lessons for turning crisis into opportunity by Jeffrey K. Liker, Timothy N. Ogden. (New York : McGraw-Hill, 2011)

Overview For decades, Toyota has been setting standards that are the envy—and goal—of organizations worldwide. Its legendary management principles and business philosophy, first documented by Jeffrey K. Liker in his influential book The Toyota Way, changed the business world’s approach to operational excellence. Granted unprecedented access toToyota’s facilities worldwide, Liker, along with Timothy N. Ogden, …
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