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EFMD AC15: Steven Poelmans & Quiet Leadership

Qt1At the 2015 Annual EFMD Conference in Brussels, Steven Poelmans gave a session on the emerging field of Neuroscience of Leadership and explained what we can learn from neuroscience and about the most efficient way of leading people with the brain in mind. Steven Poelmans is Strategy, Leadership and People Department Faculty, Programme Manager and Director of the Coaching Competency Center at EADA in Spain. Mr Poelmans began by asking the audience about their own ability to adapt to different situations.


“When you are in a situation are you capable of focusing for a long time, to be able to adapt to different situations? Are you technologically savvy or do you have to ask your children to change the cartridge in the printer?” asked Mr Poelmans of the 500 plus audience. Continue reading

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Building a better organization through strong leadership.

Business people in a meeting

A guest blog by Patrick Mazzariol and Tricia Underwood. 

The most important asset to an organization is the people making employee retention a critical element of the organization.  An employee’s reason for leaving their company may not be what you suspect: more money, a better title or a new career opportunity.  In fact, when one million people were polled by Gallop in 2008, 82 percent responded, stating that, “I left my manager not the company.” The same poll found that there is a high correlation between employee satisfaction and performance, and an even higher correlation between leadership practices and employee satisfaction. A manager’s leadership skills have greater influence on employee fulfillment at work that most companies are willing to recognize. Companies must take an active role to build key leadership qualities and environments, less face the revolving door of employee turnover and a weaker organization. Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: “Essentials of Strategic Management” by J. David Hunger and Thomas L. Wheelen (2010)

Key words

Strategy, management, information systems, corporate culture, technology management


The book gives an excellent outline of some of the fundementals issues in strategic management. The book is short and generally to the point. It provides good data summaries and ideas that can be put into practice in the business world. It is also realatively easy to read. It deals quite heavily with corporate culture and has some useful ideas on the importance of technology management in strategy.

Interesting quotes from the book:

Strategic management is that set of managerial decisions and actions that determines the long-run performance of a corporation.

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BOOK REVIEW: “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey (2004)

On July 16, 2012, Steven Covey died at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, Idaho. His death was related to a biking accident. Covey had been a university professor and had written one of the most successful business and personal development books ever written.7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Some management books are worth reading a second time. A few are worthy of a third consideration. However, it is very rare indeed to find a book that is worth reading over and over again. This makes “The 7 Habits” a very special piece of work. More than 25 million copies of the book have been sold in 38 languages. In 2011, Time listed it as one of “The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books.”

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