As the COVID-19 pandemic develops, we are entering truly uncharted waters, with no foreseeable plans to dock. Everyone’s lives and routines have been disrupted, with businesses scrambling to move employees to work remotely, and others having to lay off loyal employees, or worse, close their doors.
Let’s be clear – the development of leaders and change in organizations is not easy work. Development is often non-linear, doesn’t always produce clearly visible results, and often unfolds over a substantial period of time (as opposed to in single moments).
Vulnerability, the “quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally,” has inherently negative connotations, both at the biological and emotional level.
Have you ever talked to a friend who raved about their company’s culture? You know the one… the friend who glorifies their company’s relentless, health-focused culture, with a bike-to-work program and the fridge that is continuously stacked with all sorts of chia-seed everything. How about the opposite?
In the face of increasingly rapid change, disruptive technology, geopolitical uncertainty and growing societal pressures, the role of leadership and business in society is changing.
The following remarks were presented by Mac Van Wielingen at the ICD Fellowship Awards Gala on June 2, 2016. Exploring how perceptual and congnitive biases impact our decision making and interactions, the ideas presented in this speech remain extremely relevant and continue to influence the ongoing work of Viewpoint Research.
The following guest blog was written for Viewpoint by Professor Simon Raby to summarize key findings from his recent work “What Drives SME Growth?: Introducing the Leader’s Growth Mindset.”
Research has found that high narcissism interferes with the ability to be supportive and facilitative of followers, which are core components of effective leadership.
On Thursday, October 12th, the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary is hosting the Fraser Institute’s annual Founders’ Award tribute dinner. This award is the institute’s highest honour, and is presented to Canadian leaders in recognition of their exceptional entrepreneurial and philanthropic achievements.
Philanthropy and giving back to the community is a large and central part of who we are. We clearly see the value and importance of being able to contribute and make a difference to society, yet accusations against philanthropic institutions of political lobbying, and lacking accountability have been coming out of the US.