A tall, thin man in his late fifties approached me after my closing keynote for a manufacturing association conference on how manufacturing leaders can avoid business disasters. He looked distraught and agitated. I hoped he wasn’t angry with something I said. Mark introduced himself and asked me to tell him more about one of the
CEOs are leading in a time of constant transformation and relentless pressure, facing unending streams of decisions that must be made—at lightning speed, with imperfect information. At the same time, they must manage the risks those decisions pose to their companies and ensure that leaders lower down in the organization are armed with the data
It is hard to say what was more surprising about this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival. That the attendance was the same as the record-breaking target set two years ago? Or that people in Cannes — at least outside of Vieux Port and Port Canto — were carrying on with their lives sans masks, living free
Valorie Burton grew up participating in track and gymnastics until she reached high school, at which point she discovered two life-changing activities: cheerleading and leadership. An only child and daughter of a career military man, Burton took naturally to leadership on the first real “team” she ever joined. Although she recalls being a bit too
Cultivating authentic human relationships is crucial to honing your leadership skills. Even in an industry as seemingly snooze-inducing as accounting, invigorating leadership is indispensable. Jackie Meyer has worked with some lackadaisical bosses in her field over the years. She started Meyer Tax Consulting with the mindset that if she could lead with human connection and
In December last year, WOW Malaysia had the privilege of hosting selected guests and VIPs for an intimate session with Blancpain. The event, held over two days, saw the brand unveiling its 2021 novelties, which is then followed by a dinner session. Opening the novelty presentation is Carrie Poon, the Regional Brand Manager of Blancpain
It is not surprising to me that CEOs are joining the Great Resignation and leaving jobs in record numbers. Chiefs are making personal decisions about their futures and in some cases, decisions are being made for them. In my 35 years in government, business, and philanthropy, I have helped organizations to both survive and thrive.
BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, with some $9.5 trillion (that’s nine and a half million million dollars) assets under management at latest count. It may well hold a stake in your company. It more than likely manages assets for your pension scheme. CEOs and CFOs of companies in which BlackRock was invested used
Raphael Sauleau, CEO, Fraser. Fraser has revealed that sales of pre-owned and new-build yachts 24m and above were up 132 per cent on the 12-year average (source: Fraser Market Intelligence) as more people than ever seized the opportunity to experience the benefits of yacht ownership. In an exclusive Column for Yacht Style, Raphael Sauleau, CEO of
“If you want me to learn dance, mama — only from this teacher will I learn.” Eight-year-old Lakshman ran over to show his mother a YouTube video featuring his new hero: Bharatanatyam dancer Supratim Talukder. But what captivated this little Polish boy? In fact, what prompts the ever-expanding list of glowing comments on Supratim’s YouTube channel?
The performance management process — and conducting performance reviews in particular — is often a source of frustration for leaders. And in a hybrid working environment, where it’s more challenging for leaders to directly observe their employees’ working habits and team interactions, the issue of how best to set and assess performance has taken on
Image: Cerruti Mens ready-to-wear fashion pioneer Nino Cerruti has died at the age of 91. A spokesperson for Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti announced Cerruti passed away following complications from a surgery. “For the family, collaborators, friends and management of Lanificio Cerruti and for Italian fashion today is a sad day because with the death of Mr.
There’s a lot being said right now about the “great resignation.” And rightly so. According to Microsoft’s 2021 Work Trend Index, two in five workers (41%) worldwide are likely to consider leaving their current employer within the next year. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Labor has spent several months reporting record-breaking numbers of US workers
Simply put, innovation is the creation of a viable offering. Its value construct requires identifying the problems that matter and moving through them systematically to deliver elegant solutions. Innovation is seen and felt not only at the product or services level but in the firm’s supply chain, processes, and its ability to promote learning and
As a chief executive officer (CEO), establishing a good reputation is crucial to your company’s image. While you don’t want to look extravagant or a very important person, you should accept that you’re really a VIP whose words and actions are constantly watched. Your daily work attire, how you walk and talk, and even your
Image: Nana Tedja Albert Einstein once said, “All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree,” because all serve the same larger purpose of uplifting the lives of human beings. Then, it comes as no surprise that Indonesian artist Nana Tedja is tapping into the arts to give hope and encouragement to people.
With a net worth of $167 billion, the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton CEO Bernard Arnault surpassed Bill Gates to become the third richest person globally. The French businessman is the driving force behind some of the biggest luxury fashion brands in the world. The central rationale of this discussion is to explore more about
Thanks, Omicron: So far, 2022 feels like an extension of last year’s psychological slog of employee illness, supply chain snarls, operations chaos, and death by meetings about vaccines. Though many balance sheets ended 2021 on a high note, those earnings came at a personal price to executives. Leaders have been burning the candle at both ends and are now exhausted. And anxious. According to a Bloomberg
From labor shortages to supply chain snarls, worker safety issues to inflation, this is one of the most volatile, challenging times facing CEOs that anyone can remember. For Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, the degree of difficulty is all that—and more. When Covid struck, Delta lost 95 percent of its revenues in 30
How to Leverage Your Networks/Contacts for Career Success. It’s been said, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know, and this couldn’t be truer about relationships if you want to be successful in your career, your business, and in every area of your life. Having the right relationships can bring you greater fulfillment, open