Nurturing Cultural Intelligence: A Guide for Leaders in Management and Leadership

7 people standing in a line in front of a blackboardIn today’s globalised world of work, the ability to navigate cultural differences is increasingly crucial for leaders and organisations alike. Drawing from insights shared in the University of Bristol’s recent webinar ‘Cultural Intelligence for Leaders’ led by Dr. Rushana Khusainova, Associate Professor Ekaterina Nemkova from IÉSEG School of Management offers valuable perspectives on the development of cultural intelligence, shedding light on its significance and practical approaches for leadership and management.

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Blockchain: Why Isn’t The Disruptor Disrupting?

In the English language, success and failure can be seen as polar opposites – perhaps even mutually exclusive. Expressing shades of meaning between them is challenging without using phrases like “pipped at the post” or “missed by a country mile.” While linguistic determinism has its limitations, non-native speakers may still struggle with the colloquial nuances in such expressions. The common use of the phrase “being a victim of your own success” reinforces the idea of success and failure as independent states of being. We need a more nuanced view. Success and failure do exist on a variable scale and are not mutually exclusive, even if we don’t define specific words along that scale – particularly when time is involved.

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The Four Day Week – Workplace Panacea or Faustian Pact?

Want to work 20% less hours for the same pay?  

Here’s a debate to enliven your lunchtime chat, and because pretty much everyone around the table has had a job, or goes to school, everyone will have an opinion. In October 2023, ministers warned English councils not to adopt a four-day week regardless of encouraging data from South Cambridgeshire District Council’s positive trial. In fact, working hours have been reducing over the past century, it’s a trend that’s set to continue, alongside working flexibly, remotely and smarter. Numerous trials expound positive benefits including enhancing employee motivation, loyalty, health and wellbeing…doesn’t it all sound a bit too good to be true? (more…)