The Leadership Challenge

The Leadership Challenge The prevailing business paradigm of maximization, monoculture, self - interest and short - termism is weakening its own resilience, in turn sowing the seeds of its own demise. Our prevalent business concepts, values, perceptions and practices are being disrupted and systematically challenged. This crisis provides the perfect situation for individuals, leaders and organizations to retrench (clinging fearfully to outdated mindsets) or transform (embracing new ways of operating). For those able to adapt in these volatile times, they face nothing less than a shift to a new business paradigm; a way forward that seeks to enhance life and living rather than destroying it. Read More...


Symposium on intrepeting design thinking

These are the proceedings of DTRS8: Interpreting Design Thinking, a two-­day symposium set up to stimulate discussion between design thinking researchers, business researchers and practitioners about the ways design activities, design skills and abilities Read More...


Rethinking Business Models for Innovation

In today’s increasingly global, complex and competitive world, companies looking for profitable sustainable growth need to constantly invent new competitive advantages. Innovation brings differentiation, and differentiation is essential to lasting success.

Innovation has many facets, often underestimated, which are not limited to the notion of technological innovation and R&D. Read More...


A Study of the Ecology of Business Design for Sustainability within the SME Sector

A Study of the Ecology of Business Design for Sustainability within the SME
Sector


Introduction: It is a common perception that business design is applicable only to large corporations and conglomerates. However, they are equally applicable to small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs). At present, there is little information or data on the use or impact of business design within SMEs. Read More...


2012 ICF Global Coaching Study (Exective Summary)

This is a summary of the findings from the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study. The study was commissioned in 2011 by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers.


In late 2006, the ICF commissioned its first ever global industry study to provide a baseline picture of the profession; to identify what coaches saw as the major challenges; and to estimate the size of the profession. When the benchmark Final Report was ultimately released, the 2007 ICF Global Coaching Study included responses from 5,415 coaches living in 73 different countries – among them, more than 1,500 non-ICF member coaches.


Since then, the landscape of professional coaching has evolved in terms of the number of coaches worldwide, global revenue, and perhaps even the demographic profile of the coach. Read More...