New government – new hopes?

New government – new hopes?

The House of Deputies of the Parliament of the CzechRepublic gave the coalition government of the Czech Social Democratic Party, the ANO 2011 Movement and the Christian Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People’s Party a vote of confidence on 18 February 2014, approving its policy statement. The new Government can be characterized as centre-left one containing […]

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Asia rising: making the link between education and competitive advantage

Asia rising: making the link between education and competitive advantage

There are two basic reasons for expecting to find links between quality of education and competitive advantage. A general reason is that living standards have risen so much over the past centuries due to education. The rise of the middle class across the Western world after, but even during, the Industrial Revolution has proven that […]

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The stress and nervousness of communication

The stress and nervousness of communication

Those who claim they do not know stress and nervousness are lying. Stage-fright is quite usual even for skilled speakers. It confirms anchorman Larry King’s quote that “stage-fright is a sign you seriously care about your speech or presentation.” Heart pounding, mouth dry, breathing shallow, sweating – all simply signs of stress,  affecting every speech […]

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 The new big bang: Big and open data

The new big bang: Big and open data

Big data is no longer a new phenomenon in Europe, we are familiar with it and the challenges it continues to pose. Big data are information assets so complex that they require new forms of processing, but offer such new opportunities that they may enable enhanced decision making, insight discovery and process optimization. I like […]

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BALANCE: The Business-Life Connection Part IV

BALANCE: The Business-Life Connection Part IV

Part IV: Give and You Shall Receive—Big Time! “Suffering ceases to be suffering once it finds a meaning. Being human always points, and is directed, to something or someone, other than oneself—be it a meaning to fulfill or another human being to encounter. The more one forgets himself—by giving himself to a cause to serve […]

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May I suggest a new strategy for the New Year?

May I suggest a new strategy for the New Year?

New Year resolutions and business plans are always full of optimism and desire to achieve goals and increase overall business performance. Everything feels possible. As you reenter work from the holidays, may I suggest you consider a new strategy at the way you have been analyzing and managing gender integration at work? In the US […]

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Elisabet Dennehy: How to Unravel Gender Bias…

Elisabet Dennehy: How to Unravel Gender Bias…

Getting rid of sticky floors at work The phrase “sticky floor” is usually associated with the syndrome women go through of not been able to move forward at work and feeling “stuck”. They do not know what else to do. I add that management feels the same way most of the time, they are doing […]

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BALANCE: The Business-Life Connection Part III

BALANCE: The Business-Life Connection Part III

Part III: What the World Needs Now—Feminine Energy? “The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is the experience of receiving and bearing.” — Rainer Maria Rilke KEY CONCEPTS: • There are two parallel planes of human evolution, Darwinian or Physical Evolution and Emotional or Consciousness evolution. • The rate of change in […]

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Iva Drebitko: Discovering India, Part I

Iva Drebitko: Discovering India, Part I

A lifetime is not enough to get to know India. But if we have ten days, we can peek under its guise of exceptionality, diversity, uniqueness and strangeness and get a chance to see a sliver of its extensive cultural heritage. India – a Country of Many Paradoxes Today India is the largest democracy, the […]

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Tereza Urbánková: Get the New Year off to a good start

Tereza Urbánková: Get the New Year off to a good start

Resolutions, work-life balance and quest for perfection As the New Year is getting into full swing, many people are still contemplating what is in store for all of us over the next 12 months. Typically, some of us start the year with big New Year’s resolutions. In six months (or earlier) more than half of […]

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Sanjiv Suri

Sanjiv Suri: Every single moment of every day…

Happy New Year & in this New Year I am going to share with you a part of my spiritual journey – if it can be called a journey at all – as it is not about destination & movement but about stillness & silence. A spiritual journey is impossible to put into language but […]

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Emanuel Šíp: Czechia – a future waterways crossing of Europe?

Emanuel Šíp: Czechia – a future waterways crossing of Europe?

In the recent months, the return of the idea of a water corridor connecting the Danube, Odra and Elbe rivers through the area of the Czech Republic has awaken a broad interest in the Czech public. The project has been recently strongly fostered by President Miloš Zeman as well as by the incumbent government in […]

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muntean

The wisdom of slowing down

Dare to gain perspective in an increasingly noisy world The word “transformation” has been often used to describe the deep process that companies and individuals underwent since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2007. Without any doubt we can expect that the year that is about to start will continue to throw new challenges […]

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Jonathan Wootliff: Corporate citizenship an essential business ingredient

Jonathan Wootliff: Corporate citizenship an essential business ingredient

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS INGREDIENT  As a former director of Greenpeace International, I sometimes have a tendency to be cynical about the values and genuine intentions of big business. Happily, there is a growing number of companies in the Czech Republic that are practicing what is often known as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or […]

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Another boring Day in Paradise?

Another boring Day in Paradise?

Several myths and biased information about the activities of the Members of the European Parliament are floating around. Thanks to a recent controversial analysis published by a think-tank, I realized that while trying to introduce current European issues to the Leaders Magazine readers and trying to share my views on it, for a while now, […]

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