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On the herding of cats
Professional service firms are composed of experts who prize their autonomy. In this context, leadership must be a collective endeavor.
Who aspires to be a partner in a public accounting firm? A study of individual characteristics and gender differences
Research identifying characteristics influencing partner aspirations in US public accounting firms, with special emphasis on gender differences.
How self-storage is packing in the investors
The UK is a market leader in self-storage, but there is plenty of room for future growth.
The article offers information on the importance of employee management for business development. Topics discussed include information on providing services for the career development of employees; discussions on the services for the benefits of employees; and the advice on caring the employee conduct of life.
Developing learning agility
The author shares insights on aspects of developing learning agility, an openness to information and the ability to learn and use insights from the said information. The article examines the particular habits developed by learning-agile employees, the acquisition of diverse expertise or different skills, and the need for the leadership to foster learning agility.
Leverage technology to become a strategic partner
The article discusses how accountants and finance professionals can leverage technological innovations to develop their leadership skills and become strategic partners. Topics discussed include tips for communicating the implications of technologies on organizations, technological trends that accountants and finance professionals should gain knowledge of including artificial intelligence, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and the importance of understanding the pros and cons of new technologies.
Benefits of and common barriers to curiosity in the workplace
This article elaborates on the benefits of and common barriers to curiosity in the workplace and offers five strategies for bolstering it. Leaders should hire for curiosity, model inquisitiveness, emphasize learning goals, let workers explore and broaden their interests, and have 'questioning days'. Doing so will help their organizations adapt to uncertain market conditions and external pressures and boost the business’s success.
Companies increase spending on digital technology, but struggle with strategy
The article offers information about the move of business enterprises and the public sector to increase their spending on digital technology but are still struggling in terms of implementing strategies. Other information such more investment in artificial intelligence as well as the implementation of digital leadership programmes is presented.
A leadership growth journey
This article states that on the path to true leadership, a growth mind-set requires a focus more on the journey than the destination. Topics include research on the benefits of developing a growth mind-set, the importance of having passion and purpose, the dependence of continuous improvement on both the capacity and willingness to keep learning, and the need to value a team player who offers useful criticism since his or her feedback can potentially lead to better decisions and results.
"Learning about yourself as a boss can be a real punch in the stomach"
Article examining the experience of Irish paper-based packaging company Smurfit Kappa, in how its operations developed. Covers the key role played by the group vice president of human resources on the firm's operations, the company's focus on employee engagement to improve performance and productivity, and the firm's partnership with Insead to train its managers.
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