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"Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things." – Peter Drucker. We bring together the best leadership thinking from around the world. These leadership articles provide the knowledge and inspiration you need to be a great leader.

Five principles for hiring talent the Netflix way

How to find the best people to grow your business.

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Promoting inclusive growth

How to build an ambitious new ecosystem in the developing world. 

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The right kind of hierarchy

Why eradicating hierarchy can be bad for innovation.

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When and how to join the social media debate

Get to know your company, its employees, and the customers you serve first.

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Make a difference as a nonprofit board member

The uncomfortable questions you must ask to ensure your organisation fulfils its promise.

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How to reduce short-termism and revive growth

Reversing three common structural trends will help you rediscover your long-term perspective.

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Get the most from social tools

Don’t just jump on the bandwagon. Avoid these traps and make social tools work for your firm.

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How to grow your own leaders

Assess future potential – not just current competencies – to develop your next generation of leaders.

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Women, read this to progress your careers

Why aspiring female leaders need to shout more about their worth.

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Why data security IS your problem

The buck stops here – why you must take the blame when your firm is hacked.

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How to inspire 'next-gen' creativity

Use these four guiding principles to define your vision and inspire your teams.

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Six ways to reduce your cyber risk

Take these simple, practical measures to make your company more cybersecure.

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Quit doubling down on a failing strategy

A major cause of company failure is holding on to a strategy that no longer works.

To avoid “escalation of commitment”, learn to let go.

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How to prepare your company for the future

The successful organisations of the future will be performance-focused, principles-led and purpose-driven.

It is down to you, as leader, to align these three characteristics.

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Make your next transformation work

Before you rush into a change programme, make sure it’s the right one.

Understand the catalyst for transformation, your underlying quest, and the leadership capabilities needed to see it through.

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How boards can support innovation

Today, avoiding risk is the riskiest proposition of all.

Learn to embrace uncertainty and build a sense of shared ownership with management to foster innovation.

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How CEOs can compete through human resources

When human resources steps out of its traditional silo and embraces a strategic role the rewards can be significant.

Take these steps to move towards the next generation of HR.

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Future-proof your firm with a skills inventory

Understanding the skills you can draw on within your teams is crucial knowledge.

Start tracking the abilities of your current employees to avoid a skills-gap crisis in the future.

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Tried and tested ways to pick a winning team

Forming the best possible management team is a universal preoccupation for leaders. 

Here's how to bring together the right executives to work on a common vision.

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Treat strategy as a hypothesis to be tested

Rigid implementation of strategy leads to failure.

Start treating strategy as a hypothesis, using data from staff and customers as a tool for re-evaluation and revision.

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How to handle a Chinese-style investment deal

How can you ensure you get the best outcome as a Western leader at the Chinese negotiating table?

Understanding the negotiating culture will give you a head start.

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Four tips for moving from idea to execution

Insight can inspire new ideas, but without guidance from business leaders those ideas are unlikely to be successfully executed.

Here's how to be the “architect of your team’s focus and attention”.

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It's time to focus on your company's health

Want to improve performance and gain a competitive edge?

Focus on your organisational health, instead of just your profit and loss statement, and you’ll soon see tangible results.

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Five ways to avoid workplace dysfunction

Rudeness and bullying are rife. To build a better workplace, you must understand what drives bad behaviour and develop strategies to avoid it.

Start by taking a long look in the mirror…

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