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  5 Ways Managers Can Enhance Their Mediating Skills: The Mediator Mindset Premium

Mehta, Kandarp; Ripol, Ignacio The use of mediation in corporate settings yields useful lessons for every manager in resolving disputes and negotiating positive outcomes. This article reveals the key traits of the mediator mindset. By applying these principles, managers can overcome impasses and enjoy better business relationships. Read article

  4 Leadership Profiles for Your Multinational

Reiche, B. Sebastian; Bird, Allan; Mendenhall, Mark E.; Osland, Joyce S. In multinational firms, global virtual teams have become the norm. Here is a breakdown of the kinds of leaders needed for four main global leadership roles, based on the research of IESE's Sebastian Reiche. Read article

  The Valuable (and Underutilized) Contributions of Multicultural Employees

Fitzsimmons, S.R.; Liao, Yuan; Thomas, David C. Multicultural employees are a very valuable resource for international companies. Their unique perspectives can make a big difference in the companies they work for, according to research by Stacey R. Fitzsimmons, Yuan Liao and David C. Thomas. Read article

  Winning Strategies for Team Negotiations

Mehta, Kandarp; Stein, Guido Negotiating as a team has definite advantages over going solo, but it also presents major challenges along the way. Preparation is key. Certain strategies can help you meet team challenges and negotiate better. Read article

  Who Is Employable in the New World of Work?

García-Lombardía, Pilar; Pin Arboledas, José Ramón Obsolescence looms over many established jobs, and the days of permanent contracts are numbered. In a transitioning work environment, it's essential to cultivate your employability and handle terminations well. Read article

  Objectives Are SMART, Missions Are WISE Premium

Rey, Carlos; Chinchilla, Nuria; Pitta, Nuno Welcome to management by missions, in which objectives stop being an end in and of themselves and are put to the service of a greater purpose. This article explains how missions are being put into action in all types of companies around the world. Read article

  Management Truths in an Age of Fake News

Rosenberg, Mike; Seager, Phil Do newspapers, magazines or books have a future? Will terrestrial television exist as a meaningful player in five years' time? Amid attacks and dramatic changes, leading IESE professors and practitioners share the timeless tools needed to manage media and entertainment businesses. Read article

  Why and How to Internationalize Your SME

García-Lombardía, Pilar; Pin Arboledas, José Ramón Germany's Mittelstand has something to teach other countries' smaller firms: exporting abroad increases revenues and diversification. In Spain, where micro- and small enterprises provide more than half of all jobs, learning some German lessons may be key to survival. Read article

  One in Four Women Feels Forced to Choose Between Career and Motherhood in Spain

Chinchilla, Nuria; Jimenez, Esther; Grau, Marc In Spain, three out of four mothers feel they are discriminated against in the workplace and 28 percent feel they had to choose between their jobs and having children. These are the findings of a study that offers up 17 recommendations to improve the situation. Read article

  The Keys to Being an Effective Executive Premium

Caldart, Adrian; Carrera, Alejandro; Cornejo, Magdalena What do CEOs do? What should they be doing instead? Based on interviews with 180 CEOs operating in Latin America, the authors highlight where CEOs may need to devote more time, effort and attention. This article includes a test for readers to check how well they are living up to their own executive roles. Read article
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