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The European Business Review: Why Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership failure was a predictable surprise

David De Cremer, KPMG Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, says it was predictable that a big tech company like Facebook became involved in a major privacy controversy. He says many entrepreneurs working in this area often…

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Financial Times: How upstarts drive progress at Honda

Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses how CEOs can communicate a change in strategy. “Ideally, the CEOs message should set aspirational targets for the company – goals that give people something meaningful to aim for,”…

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Financial Times: Corporate succession: planning does not always pay off

Dr Philip Stiles, University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about why even qualified leaders often don’t succeed. “When it comes to corporate succession, qualities are not sufficient. High expectations can lead to let-down,” Dr…

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Vital signs

Leaders should promote ‘organisational vitality’ to create and sustain energy in employees, says article in The European Business Review by David De Cremer of Cambridge Judge. Leaders should promote “organisational vitality” in order to instil more energy and passion in employees,…

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Vital Signs

An architect in the Middle East: building bridges with the EMBA

Nada Chahadi (EMBA 2016) is an architect from the Middle East, specialising in mega-scale building projects across the region. Nada Chahadi (EMBA 2016) is an experienced architect from Lebanon, specialising in large-scale building projects that contribute to the Middle East's…

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How should aspiring leaders in accounting approach their working life?

An interview with Patrick Finnegan We asked Patrick Finnegan, Retired Board Member of the International Accounting Standards Board, and Advisor to the Cambridge Master of Accounting, for his view on what ambitious early-career professionals looking for leadership roles in accounting…

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Ideas TED: The dark side of charisma

Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School, says charisma matters when it comes to leadership, but people “should be aware of the power that persuasion can have on us.” Read the full article []…

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HR Zone: The dark side of emotional intelligence

A research on emotional intelligence, co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in the article. The research found that when a charismatic leader gives an emotional speech, the audience is…

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Le Monde: Leaders, disasters and the sense of risk

An article about business leaders and how the personal story can influence their strategic decisions. A study co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, suggests that experiencing a natural disaster at…

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The psychologist who reminds us that emotions affect our working lives

Do emotions matter in the workplace? Jochen Menges, an expert in organisational behaviour, thinks they matter profoundly for employee performance and behaviour. His research into leadership reveals that charisma has both positive and negative outcomes. Being awestruck by a charismatic…

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