March 1, 2021 // Every board of directors has at least one. That board member who knows how to ask the best questions—the penetrating, insightful, thoughtful kind that make everyone in the room stop, think, and reconsider.
February 18, 2021 // Determined to move the needle on your diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives this year? Maybe it’s time to reframe the questions driving your D&I efforts.
December 29, 2020 // “My mother made me a scientist,” recalled physicist Isidor Rabi, Nobel Prize laureate. “‘Izzy,’ she would say, ‘did you ask a good question today?’”
November 28, 2020 // Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, was America’s first female self-made millionaire. She pioneered a line of haircare and beauty products for people of color early in the 20th century, and the recent Netflix series Self Made details the story of this talented innovator and the challenges she overcame on the […]
June 12, 2020 // ONE in eight manufacturers in Northern Ireland fear they won’t survive until the end of this year, a survey of the industry has found. Despite the widespread use of furloughing, three out of five firms are currently anticipating redundancies, with more than half likely to shed up to a third of […]
April 17, 2020 // I wrote in my most recent column that the COVID-19 crisis was forcing long-gestating changes to our industry to come into being. I focused mostly on the damage these changes would wreak on firms that have failed to prepare for the future. But it won’t be all gloom and doom once this […]
March 12, 2020 // We’re fully immersed in Playful Unlearning right now — having the ability to unlearn in order to relearn — and how we can implement this practice into our everyday work lives. The fact is, you can’t build upon old knowledge and rules alone, because they don’t work in these quickly changing, destabilizing […]
February 5, 2020 // In a few short weeks, in partnership with Women and Hollywood, the Athena Center for Leadership will host the 10th annual Athena Film Festival—an ambitious effort to address the underrepresentation of women in Hollywood, in front of and behind the camera. Films drive culture; they have an enormous impact on how […]
November 4, 2019 // Every year in the same period in Milan the spotlights turn on the themes of leadership at the World Business Forum , and this time too the event of Wobi , now in its sixteenth edition and now become a must for managers and professionals from all over Italy, has not […]
September 19, 2019 // Stubbornness doesn’t make you look strong. It makes you look dumb. There’s a ton of advice out there for entrepreneurs on how to be resilient and stick with your dreams in the face of rejection. Obviously, toughness is a useful quality when it comes to building a business. But new research […]