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Future Cultural Challenges for Airlines and Airports

Future Cultural Challenges for Airlines and Airports

Executive Summary IATA forecasts passenger demand to double over 20 Years with the fastest-growing markets in Asia and Sub-saharan Africa. This is no surprise that the emerging and frontier market economies account for the biggest growth in the near future. This is...

The top 5 corporate culture challenges for managers

The top 5 corporate culture challenges for managers

Here are the 5 most significant challenges managers of multicultural teams are facing. The list is based on more than 600 clients Gugin has worked with across the Globe. Contact us if these challenges look familiar to you. We will love to hear about them. Maybe we can help.

Which Rules are you ready to break to be considered a Leader?

I gave my students in “Leadership across Cultures” the exam question: “Which rules and norms will you break in order to be considered a leader?” This article covers some of the findings and delivers a glimpse of what future employers can expect from ambitious american students

The Nobel peace Prize to Europe – A Warning

I am always looking forward to see who are honored with the Nobel peace prize. Usually the winner of this prestigious award has done a lot to promote peace or fight injustice in a part of the world that deserves international attention - a Nobel peace prize...

When we accept behaviour today we wouldn’t accept before

When we accept behaviour today we wouldn’t accept before

Why we accept behaviour we didn't accept before Unlike what we might initially think cultural values change over time. That is the truth for any culture - in fact no culture would be able to survice if it didn't adapt to the external environment all the time. When I...

Why Business Leaders shouldn’t run Countries

Why Business Leaders shouldn’t run Countries

We often hear the argument that a country should be run like a business. We hear that politicians are talentless and that they have no knowledge about the real life. The people who are standing on the side shouting this are usually people who are (or claim to be)...

Your Comfort Zone is the most dangerous Place to be

Your Comfort Zone is the most dangerous Place to be

I recently facilitated a global leadership workshop for a group of very introvert MBA students - actually the most introvert group I have ever had. It was not a group of executive MBA students so they have both their life and challenges ahead of them. One of the major...

Be Global in anything you do everywhere ​in the world

Be Global in anything you do everywhere ​in the world

It seems Hamlet is not alone with his whim. Born from a genius mind four centuries ago, it still holds true to describe one of the most difficult processes for any human being: Decision Making. It can be as complex as a multinational acquisition or as simple as what...

Cultural Audit – Get the truth about your organisation

Cultural Audit – Get the truth about your organisation

Cultural Audit - Get the truth about your organisation Introduction Cultural audit is the process where we describe all the aspects of a particular organisational culture. Gugin has developed and refined a comprehensive framework that gives us all the insight we need...

Cultural fit or Skills? What is most important when hiring people?

Cultural fit or Skills? What is most important when hiring people?

Cultural fit or skills – what is most important when you hire people? You will probably say both, but which one comes first? Do you start by looking for people who culturally fit into your organisation or do you start by looking for specific skills for a specific job?

How to successfully screw up a business meeting

How to successfully screw up a business meeting

It happens all the time - we screw up a business meeting. We have an important business meeting coming up (first meeting with mother-in-law included) and we need it go well. We are well-prepared. We know all the numbers forward and backwards, we have our sales pitches...

How is Corporate Culture and Customer Loyalty Connected?

How is Corporate Culture and Customer Loyalty Connected?

You can’t trick customers or employees into being loyal to your Company or Brand. You can only achieve long-term loyalty from customers and employees if your corporate culture is transparent, you do what you say and that you are willing to make sacrifices for your values.

Why leaving Facebook is the right thing to do

Why leaving Facebook is the right thing to do

Why leaving Facebook is the right thing to do This article is about why I closed my Facebook account 2 months ago and why I feel it is one of the best decisions I have made in a very long time I actually started writing this article before Facebook fell down from the...

Leadership Keynote Speaker by Dr Finn Majlergaard

Leadership Keynote Speaker by Dr Finn Majlergaard

Leadership keynote speaker, Dr Finn Majlergaard delivers thought-provoking global leadership speeches and workshops all over the world, based on 25 years of experience with 600+ companies. Anyone can copy your product but no one can copy your culture. Learn to become the best in leadership

Artificial Intelligence :: How not to destroy your company culture

Artificial Intelligence :: How not to destroy your company culture

This article is about how artificial intelligence will affect company cultures. What happens when the hero in the organisation is no longer a senior person but a computer? What happens when your boss tells you that he trust the computer more than he trusts you? What...

Why you should never use Hofstede to assess cultural differences

Why you should never use Hofstede to assess cultural differences

Understanding human behaviour has interested us at all times. Psychologists, philosophers, historians, artists and others have all made their contributions to describing human behaviour. Hofstede was one of the first, in the 1960'ies to look at human behaviour from a...

Are you in a toxic Work Culture? – Blow the whistle

Are you in a toxic Work Culture? – Blow the whistle

Toxic work culture is bad for both you and your company Do you ever have the feeling that you have to pull all your energy together in order to be able to go to work? Do you have anxiety when entering your workplace? A toxic work culture can have a huge negative...

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