Last year, my EMC peers and I delivered two sessions for our INSEAD alumni community where we explored the concept of negative capability. This idea was introduced by John Keats in 1817. He described it as a state in which a person is ‘capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason’. It is a relevant and powerful skill - especially in a current context.
When I'm going through difficult situations in my life, there are three coping strategies that I find useful. They are my personal strategies and might not work for everyone, but I’d still like to share them with you in case you’d like to try them.
It’s been almost three weeks since we kicked off our startup tour and we’ve been to Berlin, Amsterdam, and now London before heading to our last stop in Paris. We were lucky enough to have met a lot of cool companies and entrepreneurs on the way.
Many people would be better off if they did less and reflected more. — Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD Distinguished Professor of Leadership Development & Organisational Change Despite making technological advances to speed up our work, we somehow find ourselves working more—not less. The busy lifestyle may deceptively make us feel productive and accomplished.
Who are the millennials and why are they mocked and scorned? Do they even deserve all the hate they're getting from other generations and fellow millennials? This millennial manual by INSEAD breaks down five truths about the demographic and offers five tips to organisations and managers for enabling this diverse group of individuals to excel and make invaluable contributions at work.
Despite spending much time and resources developing ambitious strategies, why do some leaders still fail to execute them? Based on articles and research by INSEAD faculty, this slideshare explores how managers can boost that one vital – but often neglected – element within the organisation: emotional capital.
When asked what they want most out of life, many people would put happiness at the top of their list. But what is happiness and what can we do to be happy? Insights from INSEAD faculty and researchers from around the world reveal the different ways to build a happier life.
Leaders can’t afford to ignore the emotional dynamics inherent in the execution of a grand vision. Learn how being sensitive and responding to emotions can increase the odds of successful strategy execution.