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    If you have no intention of considering employee suggestions, then don’t ask

If you have no intention of considering employee suggestions, then don’t ask

If you are a manager, you were probably told at one point in your career to consult your subordinates before making important organisational decisions. Consulting makes employees feel respected, fairly treated and in control, which leads to more work motivation, a better job performance, and increased group morale. Because of the positive effects associated with consultation, organisations worldwide frequently […]

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    In family-owned businesses, professional CEOs work longer hours than owner-CEOs

In family-owned businesses, professional CEOs work longer hours than owner-CEOs

The exceptional economic success of many European countries in the post-war period was characterised by the dominant presence of family firms across the continent. In countries like Germany and Italy, family ownership came to be seen as the best guarantee of economic and social development. But the consensus that family firms are good for growth has come under scrutiny […]

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    A fixed authoritative posture could make you a less effective leader

A fixed authoritative posture could make you a less effective leader

It is widely accepted that non-verbal communication is extremely influential in interpersonal encounters, and non-verbal signals (i.e. everything except the words themselves), including body language, eye contact, tone of voice and rapidity of speech, can have a subtle but significant influence on the dynamic between two people. For leaders in a professional context, there is no exception.

I have recently […]