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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]