Ambiguity and Uncertainty

How to avoid settling for the best of a bad job and use the opportunity to make better business decisions and retain control. In the UK at least, the issue of Brexit is, for many, providing a dark background to the lovely weather we’ve recently enjoyed. People are struggling to even listen to the debate […]

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Avoid escapism, try leading

Executives must wriggle free of management escapism and try leading instead, says Joe DiVanna Senior executives are routinely caught in the profits-this-quarter trap. Majority shareholders typically get our attention, and our bonuses are often tied to performance metrics that reflect the philosophy of these shareholders: returns at all costs. Is this merely a form of […]

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The 7 characteristics of an Explorer Mindset – #1 Personal Resilience

Back in the 1800s, Charles Darwin, University of Cambridge Alumnus explained: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”  Today, we work in a fast-moving, 24/7, highly-connected world with constantly evolving technology and a workplace that is increasingly demanding resulting in high stress and burnout risks.   […]

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Leading teams of machines and humans

Mike Mister, Partner at the Møller Institute was part of a transatlantic team that showcased some original research in one of the concurrent sessions at the 20th International Leadership Association (ILA) Global Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida in October 2018. The research is part of an ongoing effort into the issues related to leading […]

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Workplace stress: time to take control

The causes of workplace stress are manifold, often highly personal, and frequently outside the control of the employer, but there is a common theme. Stress arises when people feel a lack of control over their work situation, especially when the demands placed on them are unreasonable or ill-defined. Whatever the cause, there is no doubting […]

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Integrating HR: Leading from Within

Professionalising the HR function is about the long-term sustainability of the organisation – and that cannot be achieved in a vacuum. To lead, one must first learn and adapt. HR is at a pivotal point in history. At the intersection of businesses, people, technology and public policy, today’s HR department has a crucial and unique […]

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NHS failure is inevitable – and it will shock those responsible into action

Insight by Jan Filochowski, a key contributor to Møller Institute Healthcare Programmes. Health service facilities and staff are being stretched to a breaking point that will take costly short-term measures to fix. Barely a day passes without a new NHS tale of inadequate performance, excessive patient waits, services not delivered, trusts effectively bankrupt, or even […]

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Leadership: Person or Purpose

Forget about romanticised and heroic leaders. Today’s leadership, says Georgia Sorenson, is all about purpose-led companies that are organised or branded around an idea. This article was featured in EMD Focus Issue 1, Vol: 12 Both the quest for the perfect leader – be it “the romance of the leader” followed shortly in the literature by “the romance of […]

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