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Koubaras Team

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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Οι μύθοι που ανατρέπονται και τα οικονομικά με… μυωπία

Το 1960, ο Theodore Levitt δημοσίευσε ένα άρθρο-σταθμό στον χώρο της διοίκησης επιχειρήσεων και ειδικότερα του μάρκετινγκ, με τον ιδιαίτερο τίτλο “Marketing Myopia”. Αυτό το εξαιρετικό δημιούργημα ενός πρωτοπόρου της σκέψης μάς οδήγησε να κάνουμε τη μεταφορά των εννοιών που πραγματεύτηκε στα ευρύτερα οικονομικά. Τα Μυωπικά Οικονομικά, λοιπόν, είναι ολοένα και περισσότερο ανεπίκαιρα, ενώ έχουν συγκεκριμένα χαρακτηριστικά που τα καθιστούν επίσης...
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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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Τα οικονομικά της πανδημίας και η πικρή αλήθεια

Κλείσαμε ένα χρόνο από την πρώτη στιγμή που καταλάβαμε ότι η πανδημία Covid-19 αφορά την Ευρώπη, την Ελλάδα, το ίδιο το σπίτι μας. Μέσα σε αυτό το χρονικό διάστημα, οι περισσότεροι από εμάς περάσαμε τα πέντε στάδια αποδοχής που συναντούμε σε κάθε δύσκολη ή δυσάρεστη κατάσταση (άρνηση, θυμός, διαπραγμάτευση, θλίψη, αποδοχή), ενώ ορισμένοι, ελπίζω λίγοι,...
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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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What it takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

In today’s changing world, entrepreneurship has not only become a necessity but also a desire for many. More and more people take advantage of the means that technology places in our hands in order put new ideas in motion, sometimes with stunning success. No doubt, the success of a handful of young entrepreneurs motivates even...
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