Many high-level executives surround themselves with people who have a similar background, education, and outlook on business. When it comes to making decisions, this group of people think in the same way, leading to unchallenged decisions. Known as ‘groupthink’, this phenomena has been proven to lead to poor decisions.
In the latest in our series of essential reads ahead of the Women in Leadership Forum and the Pharma Insight Briefing on Diversity & Innovation, which will take place this October 5th and 6th during the CPhI Congress in Barcelona, Janice Reals Ellig argues that adding women and people from ethnic backgrounds to these groups can lead to better decision making. And there is sound evidence to show that putting more women at the top has a positive impact on the bottom line.
Does the presence of women in decision making bodies in your organisation lead to better business? Borderless Consultants Rosalie Harrison, June Nilsson and Niels-Peter van Doorn will present at the Women in Leadership Forum and Pharma Insight Briefing, and would love to hear your thoughts via Twitter @borderlessexec #WomeninLeadership or LinkedIn http://bit.ly/2aAevd8
The integration of emotional intelligence into leadership development isn’t merely beneficial—it’s imperative. As the business landscape evolves, so too must our approach to leadership. Aisha Jallow urges you to reflect on your EI and consider how its development can not only advance your career.
In our interconnected world, the power of language extends far beyond simple communication—it bridges cultures, fosters empathy, and opens a myriad of opportunities. While English serves as a global lingua franca, the true richness of multilingualism lies in its ability to deepen our connections and broaden our perspectives.
For roles not inherently requiring constant on-premises presence, offering flexibility in working arrangements has become a pivotal factor in attracting and retaining talent. The insistence on total office presence, or a lack of flexibility in managing work time, may reflect a failure of leadership rather than employee inadequacy.