The recently negotiated TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) has drawn a new map for global trade relations. This has multiple ramifications for Europe, which is working on signing another huge agreement with the United States: the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). A while back, I wrote about the significance of the TPP and how it could […]
Asia Also Wants to Break the Glass Ceiling
I am back in Barcelona after spending a week in Asia, extremely encouraged by what I observed in that continent: work-family balance and, consequently, the advancement of women in leadership positions, is gaining importance at the political and corporate level. I had the opportunity to visit two large Japanese companies in Tokyo and meet the […]
PODCAST | Negotiation: The UN Climate Change Conference
Why Multi-Party Negotiations tend to fail: The UN Climate Change Conference, Paris 2015.
Stepping Up to Uncertainty
In both business and the military, preparing leaders and their teams/units to manage in unpredictable environments – from strategy to tactical execution – is crucial. U.S. military planners have come up with a term to describe dynamic and unstable environments: VUCA. This acronym, which is also now often applied to business, stands for Volatile, Uncertain, […]