• Sustainability: the pending transformation

    Sustainability: the pending transformation

     

    Our organizations are behaving like addicts: they enjoy today’s pleasures while jeopardizing their future and that of society. Organizations must look beyond their half-hearted attempts at social responsibility and […]

  • Strengthening organizational culture in the age of remote work

    Strengthening organizational culture in the age of remote work

     

    Building a culture should be the goal of every organization – and the responsibility of every leader. A strong culture is the secret ingredient that allows companies to compete and thrive in their markets.

    But in a […]

  • Star Wars, a visionary enterprise treatise

    Star Wars, a visionary enterprise treatise

     

    Not such a long time ago, in a corporate galaxy not that far, far away, an extreme situation tested people’s capacity to manage change.

    * Spoiler warning for the Star Wars saga *

    Not such a long time ago, in a […]

  • From leader to rockstar -- and from collaborator to fan

    From leader to rockstar -- and from collaborator to fan

     

    In the post-pandemic business world, meaningful relationships are your main competitive advantage.

    I think leaders have a lot to learn from rock bands. Last year, a few months after the start of the pandemic, I […]

  • Should we give it another try – or go back to basics?

    Should we give it another try – or go back to basics?

     

    For a social group to be strong and unified, it must act the part. 

    But if you look at the ongoing pandemic and at how it has transformed our culture, you will find that people, generally, take very little care of […]

  • Do companies dream of electric sheep?

    Do companies dream of electric sheep?

     

    Companies are the sum of their constituent parts. They must be attuned to the emotions and even the soul of their workforce. That is what organizational health is all about – and every high-level decision either […]

  • Leading after a shipwreck

    Leading after a shipwreck

     

    On February 26, 2020, a 61-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 in São Paulo, Brazil. It was the first confirmed case in Latin America. As a society, we were sailing at cruising speed, without a care in the […]

  • It’s time to wake up and flatten the pyramid

    It’s time to wake up and flatten the pyramid

     

    This past year, many leaders have been focusing on something they have long ignored at their companies: the human element.

    With virtual workspaces becoming more established, the need for genuine connections between […]

  • Homo Digitalis

    Homo Digitalis

     

    Are we the next step in evolution? 30- to 50-year-olds grew up in a world without smartphones, but they have adapted to them. After all, the world’s entire urban and professional population is beholden to such […]

  • Corporate kindness is the new normal

    Corporate kindness is the new normal

     

    During the ongoing coronavirus crisis, we have seen several public demonstrations of corporate kindness. Many companies are going above and beyond when it comes to social responsibility, surprising onlookers with […]

  • The key to success in the midst of a crisis: the mindset

    The key to success in the midst of a crisis: the mindset

     

    The ongoing pandemic has forced us to rethink the future. Our goal: to ensure our actions make an impact and lead to transformation. 

    The plane shook. Then the shaking got worse, better, and worse again. The plane […]