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Koubaras Team

One Day at a Time… as Opposed to Planning!

All plans will eventually fail… No matter how carefully one plans, no matter how detailed his or her plans are, no matter the quantity and the quality of the information that he or she has used in order to build them, his or her plans will eventually fail. And they will fail because there is...
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Doing business after Covid-19

From the Middle Ages when the first forms of business were identified and in 1836 when the first Societe Anonyme in Greece was founded (it was a maritime insurance company), entrepreneurship is constantly changing. Following the requirements of each era, the demand for products and services and of course the legislation, companies changed orientation and...
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The “Why” and the “How” Questions of Startups

Organizations are conceived as a result of the process of asking the fundamental question of why they should ever exist. They are therefore conceived for serving a purpose. And this purpose is essentially defined by the fact that there should be a need that has to be satisfied in some way. This does not only...
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How to Turn Companies around?

The world has become more competitive that it had ever been before. And this is a trend that is constantly accelerating. The rate of change is just so fast that companies may easily become disintegrated from their environment, lose competitiveness, decline and eventually die. Corporate leaders are more and more often called upon to save...
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Asking the Right Questions or Giving the Right Answers?

It is the belief of many, that effective managers should be able to give the right answer to every question and the right solution to every problem. They are expected to have their pockets full of them! The saying goes as follows: if somebody brinks a problem he or she is most probably an employee...
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Should a CEO Be a Prophet or a Barbarian?

Organizational leaders need to play a number of different roles, depending on their level in the organization as well as on the functional area that they lead. All those roles are required for an organization to function properly. However, not all of them can be played by a single individual, since they are simply conflicting. There are quite a few different approaches towards the definition...
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Why Is Organizational Structure so Sexy and what to do about it

Organizational leaders are proud of being able to structure organizations right. After all moving boxes around is easy and textbooks are full of relevant hints. This is why restructuring companies Is  considered by executives to be the solution to any kind of problems, even the most trivial ones. And opportunities for restructuring are found anywhere....
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Why Good Decisions Fail Implementation and what to Do about it?

A mediocre decision that is well-implemented is worth much more than a good decision that is either not or that is badly implemented. This is quite simply because it is only through implementation that ideas may finally come true. However, implementation is almost always the weak link and there is a reason for that. An...
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What Makes a Good Team?

It is quite often to see teams that are comprised by stellar performers fail miserably. In fact, such teams are quite often candidates for failure, almost by default. And they fail not despite the fact that they are comprised by stars but exactly because of that. Individual performance is just a very poor predictor of...
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Η νέα εποχή είναι εδώ…

Να ξεκινήσουμε από το ότι, ακόμα και σήμερα, αυτή την περίεργη εποχή, ο κόσμος εξελίσσεται με βάση πολύπλοκα συστήματα, καινοτόμο χρηματοδότηση, ισχυρούς μηχανισμούς διαχείρισης δεδομένων, με κοινό στόχο την ευημερία. Συνολικά το πεδίο είναι σαφές και απολύτως αποδεκτό από την ευρεία μάζα του πληθυσμού, αλλά ο τρόπος για να φτάσει κανείς στο στόχο απαιτεί βαθιά κατανόηση,...
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