How to Find your Leader’s Heart

How to Find your Leader’s Heart

By Jon Foster-Pedley, dean of Henley Business School Africa There is no place for scare tactics when you are a leader—rather, you need to make contact with your deepest self, your ‘leader’s heart’, says Jon Foster-Pedley, dean of Henley Business School Africa....
Top Management Lack Direction

Top Management Lack Direction

Only a small proportion of businesses realise sustainable value. Andrew Kakabadse, Professor of Governance and Leadership at Henley Business School in the UK, says that 34% of organisations surveyed had their top team divided on their company’s mission, value and...
Make Reality Your Friend

Make Reality Your Friend

By Jon Foster-Pedley, dean of Henley Business School Africa Many are the pathologies of the human mind and one of the greatest of these is its capacity for self-deception, be it via blithe optimism, stark denial or sour cynicism.  Of these, optimism and denial are...

Lessons from Airline Captains

By Jon Foster-Pedley, dean of Henley Business School Africa The captain woke, opened his eyes and looked around with dawning horror to see that both the co-pilot and the flight engineer were crumpled, asleep in the seats, as the aircraft flew blithely on cross the...
China Inc. Goes Global

China Inc. Goes Global

China’s overseas investment has been on the increase, mostly supported by government strategy and its sovereign wealth funds. Last year marked a major shift in China’s investment position, as overseas direct investment exceeded inbound foreign direct investment for...