Analysis

Global Corporations are Global Citizens

They stand alongside states in an ever more interconnected world by Barbara Matta Multinational corporations (MNCs) are citizens of the world and ‘the most public face of globalisation’[1]. MNCs stand alongside states in the international arena, and their influence is a clear demonstration of a world that is turning more and more post-Westphalian in nature.… Read the rest

Effective Strategy

Precision, then process by Nicholas Dungan Strategy consists of a clear, realistic goal and a clear, realistic path to that goal. That is all. Anything else is not strategy. Dreams or vague objectives do not constitute strategy: ‘increase market share’, ‘make the world better’, ‘be the best’ may be inspirational or aspirational mottos, but they are not strategy.… Read the rest

Disciplined Leadership

True leaders are made, not just born by Nicholas Dungan Leadership takes work. To be sure, some individuals come into this world with qualities and talents that suit them well for future leadership: charisma, articulateness, penetrating insight, an impressive presence. But just as is the case for an athlete or an artist, these natural gifts will be of little use if they are not exercised, trained and sustained.… Read the rest

Authentic Influence

Thinking it through before acting upon it  by Nicholas Dungan Before we attempt to exercise influence, we ought to analyse what we mean by influence and what the meaning of that influence implies. First and foremost, if we are decent people seeking to use our influence towards benificent ends, the influence we wish to exercise must be authentic: genuine, heartfelt, inspired by good will and intended to create good will.… Read the rest
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