The acronym VUCA was introduced by Harvard Business Review in early 2014. It describes an environment of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. Covid-19 has made this a recognized concept around the globe and an essential consideration in the recruiting process. People who thrive in this atmosphere have strengths that differ from successful leaders in “the […]
The Key Challenges: Life Sciences and Healthcare 2020’ is the latest report from Cornerstone International Group based on a global survey of stakeholders from across the life sciences healthcare (LSH) industry. The following is an extract on leadership compiled by project leader Eric Bouteiller of Cornerstone Beijing The first impression listening to CEOs and leaders […]
What does this mean for me? That’s the only question anyone has for an executive onboarding into a new role. No one cares about you. All they care about is how you’re going to impact their lives. And they’re scared. Change is uncertain and unsettling. This is why you have to establish your credibility, connect […]
Despite severe pressure arising from the coronavirus pandemic, global health regulations could be a beneficiary in the new normal.
COVID-19 took the world by surprise locking down countries and suspending the economy. Now we are moving forward, through uncharted waters, creating a new normal. Here is a leadership framework that can provide navigation. Protection Provide structured procedures and measures to ensure your employees, customers, subcontractors and their families feel protected returning to work. Recovery […]
CORNERSTONE & COVID: Our members around the world are stepping up to comment on the new challenges facing our industry. Here’s Martin Braddock of Dubai Back in 2016, I wrote an article called: ‘Emulating the qualities of the Salamander: How an Executive Coach can help you’. Not the ‘catchiest’ of titles, but it […]
Each person on our team has had his or her own unique experience. Same crisis, different realities.
CORNERSTONE & COVID: Our members around the world are stepping up to comment on the new challenges facing our industry. Here’s Dan Heiman of Kansas City , Regional Chair for North America. Some of you may be old enough to remember the 1979 song Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles. It was the very […]
Now is the time to begin thinking about your employees, and the decisions you need to make as you move forward.
Across the world, we are collectively experiencing one of the most significant changes of our lives. The loss of physical touch, standing close to people without fear, and dinner out with friends. We have lost the option of celebrating milestone – birthdays, weddings, graduations, baby showers, holidays and cancelled vacations, the losses are mounting. Many […]
Of the many business developments related to the COVID-19 epidemic, none has been more dramatic than the demand for medical-grade masks. The drive to meet the global need has created a supply surge in China unlike anything in the past decade, ending in a new, multi-nation industry. As the virus continued spreading around the world, […]
It is said that every cloud has a silver lining. It may be hard to find right now in the Coronavirus cloud, but new opportunities arise in all crises. Perhaps this pandemic will help organizations around the world to further value the importance of digital transformation of processes, investment in training their leaders and bringing […]
We are in one of the most challenging times I can recall with pressure from many directions, much of it beyond our control. How we act and react will have an impact on the outcome for us, for our employees and for our organizations. The time you invest now establishing the appropriate plan of action […]
We don’t know where we are on the COVID-19 curve of confusion and destruction, but how we look back on Spring 2020 depends heavily on how global business responds to the challenge. Government actions are key, but government actions are also by default slow. An important characteristic of the new pandemic is the astonishing speed […]
Five or six years ago, as we realized how crazy the world was becoming, the acronym VUCA was born, short for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. The impact of climate events, (Australia) and the ongoing struggle to contain viral infections (COVID-19) have since shown us the unfortunately reality of living in a VUCA world. On […]
The world’s largest economy has been staggered by the outbreak of a tiny virus but, step by step, China is mobilizing its workforce to return to work and business in face of the pervasive spread of COVID-19. Cornerstone International Group, with six offices in mainland China and Taiwan, conducted a short online survey this week […]
Is leadership changing? The answer is yes, but in application, not in essence. The essence of leadership can be summed up in three components: VISION (the leader sees what others haven’t yet seen) DECISION MAKING (particularly in selecting people) INSPIRING (helps others to realize their full potential) These core aptitudes to successfully exercise the leadership […]
Business leaders face the daily choice of how to use the most limited resource available to them: time. Their challenge is to continually lead more effectively and efficiently at higher levels of organizational complexity. Almost every leader I have met admits that week after week they do some things that someone else on their team […]
A ”best process” becomes best when you understand how. Here are three steps for ensuring success when searching for top talent
With limited budget dollars for the crucial work a non-profit needs to do, it can be challenging to convince BODs to spend money on retained search for top talent. After all, they have carefully earmarked their funds to best support their mission and the consumers who benefit from it. Their mission IS their passion and […]