What NGOs remind us: human beings come first

Our societies have long recognized the role of NGOs—the third sector—in resolving a multitude of situations. Moreover,  in both developed and developing countries. But in recent years the boundaries between those three sectors seem to have faded, and the differentiating role of NGOs is at risk of disappearing. But what is the differentiating role of […]

The ‘Moral Factor’: Learning from a Management Classic

Today many recognize the importance of ethics in management, and particularly in leadership, although some others remain unconvinced. This post presents some insights from Chester I. Barnard (1886-1961), one of the pioneers of management thinking. He wrote The Functions of the Executive (Boston: Harvard University Press, 1938), a book which for decades was widely read […]