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What luxury brands look for in their managers
Leadership

What luxury brands look for in their managers

by Ashok Som

The attributes of a manager in the luxury sector reflect the very uniqueness of the luxury industry paradox: the long-term versus the ephemeral, the creator versus profit, local heritage versus global reach. Prof. Ashok Som looks into the special alchemy required for managers in the luxury sector.

Angela Merkel or how high you can go with a low profile
Leadership

Angela Merkel or how high you can go with a low profile

by Hamid Bouchikhi

Angela Merkel never fit the description of the typical charismatic leader destined for greatness. Professor Hamid Bouchikhi outlines some of the reasons she’s shaped history anyway.

TOP RESEARCH How Emotional Intelligence impacts your salary
Leadership

How Emotional Intelligence impacts your salary

by Aarti Ramaswami

Do social smarts set you apart? Prof. Aarti Ramaswami shares insights on how emotional intelligence impacts salary and career prospects.

Travis Kalanick or when an entrepreneur becomes a burden to his business
Leadership

Travis Kalanick or when an entrepreneur becomes a burden to his business

by Hamid Bouchikhi

Management Professor Hamid Bouchikhi paints Travis Kalanick’s fall from grace as an example of the entrepreneurial Icarus Paradox.

TOP RESEARCH Does being proactive increase stress? Depends on what motivates you…
Leadership

Does being proactive increase stress? Depends on what motivates you…

by Karoline Strauss

Karoline Strauss, Professor of Management at ESSEC Business School and expert on proactivity shares research undertaken with Sharon Parker and Deirdre O'Shea to determine if and when showing initiative might drain employees’ resources and lead to stress.

Are CEOs Worth Their Sky-High Salary?
Leadership

Are CEOs Worth Their Sky-High Salary?

by Stefan Gröschl

Professor Stefan Groschl analyses three common assumptions about CEOs and their often sky-high salaries.

Disruptive Innovation: Good for Business, Bad for Politics
Innovation

Disruptive Innovation: Good for Business, Bad for Politics

by Hamid Bouchikhi

How Donald Trump’s Interpretation of Disruptive Innovation Might Precipitate his Downfall

Flattering your boss: Good for you…but bad for him
Leadership

Flattering your boss: Good for you…but bad for him

by Jérôme Barthélemy

Jérôme Barthélémy, Professor of Management and Strategy at ESSEC Business School, takes a wry view at how to get in your boss’s good books from research carried out by Ithai Stern and James Westphal.

TOP RESEARCH For Multinationals, Processes Shouldn’t be One-Size-Fits-All
Leadership

For Multinationals, Processes Shouldn’t be One-Size-Fits-All

by Julien Malaurent

Reconciling global and local needs to deal with workarounds

Euro 2016 and the Rise of Xenophobic Politics
Leadership

Euro 2016 and the Rise of Xenophobic Politics

by Stefan Gröschl

In times of great societal uncertainty and anxiety, xenophobic arguments have always been a popular political tool. But in the international sports arena, there’s no place in sports for discussions that divide societies and communities.

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