Month: September 2019

Does the Boss Matter?

More than 95% of all people in the workforce have bosses, are bosses, or both.  The relationship “manager – employee” is present in almost all companies.  Over 70% of employees identify dealing with their immediate supervisor as the most stressful part of the job.  A Swedish study, conducted on 3122 people from year 1999 to 2009, found …

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Generating Ideas – Approaches, Techniques and Talents

Good ideas have this feature: when we need them most – they are nowhere to be found. The approaches to generate new ideasareinternal and external. The internal ideas come from people in our business environment: colleagues and employees. The internal approach has the advantage that it provides very pragmatic and realistic ideas. These ideas are usually evolutionary. The …

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Test 10. The Business Leader and the Need for Approval

The desire to obtain approval affects our decisions and actions. The excessive need for approval leads to decisions and actions pleasing the people, whose approval we seek at the cost of the “right” decisions and actions. Low need for approval leads to self-isolation and loneliness. The business leader should take those decisions that lead to …

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The Business Leader and the Tertiary Education

Accidentally I was invited to the international conference: European Entrepreneurship in the Globalizing Economy: Preparation of New Generation of Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders.1. The problem I had the incredible luck to discuss the problem of the growing gap between practice and theory taught in business schools,  with scientists like Professor Ken O’Neill, Professor David Smallbone, …

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