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Innovation and Change

Innovative spirit: lessons in leadership from the Sagrada Familia

Ribera, Alberto; Lee, Yih-Teen The Sagrada Familia by the architect Antoni Gaudí is proof of how to turn vision into reality. By taking a cue from Gaudí, executives may be inspired to realize their own visions in ways they never thought possible before. Read article
Innovation and Change

The creative odyssey of Stanley Kubrick

IESE Insight This year marks 20 years since the death of the visionary director, Stanley Kubrick. As a retrospective of his work tours the world, we revisit his groundbreaking classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey, to discover some keys to innovation from the filmmaker's creative process. Read article
Leadership and People Management

A talent for management: tips from Carnegie Hall's Clive Gillinson

IESE Insight Clive Gillinson never set out to be a manager. But the Carnegie Hall executive has discovered in management a new way to be creative. What kind of music is coming out of your leadership? Read article
Entrepreneurship

How rankings shape your growth story

Dávila, Antonio; Foster, George; He, Xiaobin; Shimizu, Carlos High-growth rankings can give small companies a quick reputational boost. But unless you understand the metrics involved, your time on the list could be very short indeed. Read article
Leadership and People Management

Leading with compassion

Passmore, Jonathan Compassionate leadership has multiple benefits: less stress, happier emotional states, healthier workplace environments and improved morale. Here's how to cultivate compassion in your company, so that you transform yourself, your teams and the world. Read article