Each edition of THE FOCUS covers a specific topic, from teams, family businesses and convergence to inclusion and leadership identity.

THE FOCUS editions

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    • THE FOCUS on Identity
    • THE FOCUS on Potential
    • THE FOCUS on Inclusion
    • THE FOCUS on Family
    • THE FOCUS on Convergence
    • THE FOCUS on Resilience
    • THE FOCUS on Teams
    • THE FOCUS on Reward
    • THE FOCUS on Transition
    • THE FOCUS on Trust
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THE FOCUS on Identity

Editorial


Interview

Building an environment for trust

Frédéric Mazzella describes how purpose and values helped make BlaBlaCar the world's largest long-distance ride sharing community.


Keynote


Food for thought


Connecting Leaders


Leadership Insights

Demystifying change

A model developed by Harvard professors is helping senior leadership reach their full potential.

How do I look?

Boudwijn Arts and Neeraj Sagar discuss the importance of authentic leadership in times of change and crisis.

Never hide

Diversity thought leader Binna Kandola discusses improvements in creativity, leadership and productivity.


Essay

In search of self

We sustain a sense of self not by always being the same, but by always adapting with integrity. Julian Baggini in dialogue with Egon Zehnder.


Panel

The Panel

According to management thought leader Herminia Ibarra, the only way to grow is by stretching the limits of who you are. Leading figures from a variety of fields describe the transition that had the strongest impact on their leadership identity.


Global minds

The shifting nature of home

Not being given a set nationality or single passport when you’re born forces you to take conscious measures to define yourself and decide where you want to be – choices that earlier generations did not face so often.


Inspiration


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THE FOCUS on Potential

Leadership Insights


Campus


Unfolding talent


Impact


Essay

Lasting Greatness

Claudio Fernández-Aráoz discovers astonishingly modern views on developing leadership potential in the works of Ignatius of Loyola.


Interview


Feature

Tapping quiet talent

Writer and lecturer Susan Cain argues for a new evaluation of the capabilities of introverted people.


Keynote

What else might I do?

Herminia Ibarra on how current success can actually work against fulfilling your potential.


Connecting Leaders


Challenge

The leader’s focus

Daniel Goleman on why great leaders need to have a focus beyond the boundaries of their organizations.


Dialogue

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THE FOCUS on Inclusion

THE FOCUS on Inclusion
Volume 2012/1


Editorial


Leadership


Parallel Worlds

Interview with Ela Bhatt

“How can we live in a world where people go to bed hungry every night? How do we bear it?”

FC Barcelona and its exemplary academy La Masia

FC Barcelona has enjoyed more success than any club side in history on the back of an attacking philosophy rooted in hard work. Barça’s football academy La Masia is where that work begins.


Expertise

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THE FOCUS on Family

THE FOCUS on Family
Volume 2011/1


Leadership


Parallel Worlds

Dialogue

Dialogue between historian Deborah Cadbury and family business expert Nigel Nicholson: “Family firms bind people together by the really fundamental elements of being human.”


Expertise

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THE FOCUS on Convergence

THE FOCUS on Convergence
Volume 2010/2


Leadership


Parallel Worlds

Humankind’s big questions

Literary agent and networker John Brockman on scientists as the intellectuals of the twenty-first century.


Expertise

Bridges to the future

On the many parallels between the expectations of young talents and the changing business environment.

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THE FOCUS on Resilience

THE FOCUS on Resilience
Volume 2010/1


Leadership

Riding the waves

Gabriel Andrade and John Grumbar argue that shorter economic cycles call for new levels of inner strength and responsiveness.


Parallel Worlds


Expertise

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THE FOCUS on Teams

THE FOCUS on Teams
Volume 2009/2


Leadership


Parallel Worlds


Expertise

The team is the star

Using a Team Effectiveness Review to analyze and enhance performance — by Elaine Yew and Leo J. Barth, Egon Zehnder International.

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THE FOCUS on Reward

THE FOCUS on Reward
Volume 2009/1


Leadership


Parallel Worlds


Expertise

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THE FOCUS on Transition

THE FOCUS on Transition
Volume 2008/2


Leadership

On your marks

In transition processes organizations have to handle more and more systemic challenges.


Parallel Worlds


Expertise

Hearts and minds

How non-profit organizations adapt to new dimensions — by Simon Page and Raimund Steiner, Egon Zehnder International

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THE FOCUS on Trust

THE FOCUS on Trust
Volume 2008/1


Parallel Worlds