Celia de Anca. Director. IE Center for Diversity

1 June 2017

Both communities and individuals are necessary, and that’s why business organizations need to find the balance between individualism, which permits us to grow, and the group, which enables us to act.

Celia de Anca. Director. IE Center for Diversity

8 March 2017

The problem with equality is that it’s like a map with both internal and external barriers. What we have to do is to map different routes that advance toward the same goal.

Joaquín Garralda. Professor. IE Business School

21 December 2015

The effects of climate change recently came under scrutiny at the Paris Summit. At last reasonable attitudes are starting to prevail when it comes to tackling the issue, the result of which will be much-needed rational behavior. 

Ignacio de la Torre. Professor. IE Business School

24 June 2015

I have always said that the capacity of a politician to take bad decisions is inversely proportional to a country’s debt as a percentage of GDP. And Spain currently owes more than ever before in its history…

Mikel Aguirre. Professor. IE Business School

14 April 2015

Plummeting oil prices have direct consequences for the whole world, and many underlying reasons.

Manuel Bermejo. Professor. IE Business School

18 March 2015

Family businesses are an ethical mirror in which we should all take a look, because their management model is based on sharing a project and a set of values which are what give a sense of transcendence to the family legacy


Manuel Bermejo. Professor. IE Business School

2 December 2013

Reputation is a key asset for both organizations and individuals. That’s why we should work hard to build ourselves a good name, with the help of strategic thinking. 

Margarita Velásquez. General Director. IE Foundation

11 October 2013

Foundations account for 1% of Spain’s GDP, employ 200,000 workers, and benefit 23 million people. What’s more, they can also serve to fuel economic change.

Manuel Bermejo. Professor. IE Business School

9 March 2011

One of the basic rules of managing people is that there is a direct correlation between talent and competitiveness. But retaining talent is becoming increasingly difficult in the current environment.

Cristina Simón. Professor. IE Business School

13 December 2010

Distributing shares among employees has proved to be an effective way to increase workers’ commitment to the firm and improve company performance.

John A. Clendenin. Professor. IE Business School

5 October 2010

The triumph of Spain in the World Cup can give us some excellent lessons in management, with its focus on talent, team work and a commitment to society.

Celia de Anca. Professor. IE Business School

6 July 2010

The midlife crisis affects both men and women, but while men tend to seek an emotional answer, women often need a more rational approach. It would be to business corporations’ advantage to provide women with just that.

Cristina Simón. Dean of Psychology. IE University

5 November 2009

Obama has emerged as a political leadership icon, largely owing to his psychological capital, based on will, self-confidence and optimism.

Kenneth Dubin. Professor. IE Business School

7 September 2009

In an environment marked by uncertainty, scant resources and a lack of interconnectivity, people management should be based on structures that are more horizontal and less formal coordination systems.

Celia de Anca. Director. Centre for Diversity. IE Business School

1 April 2009

The women’s leadership debate and the reasons that there are still so few women on boards of directors will come to nothing if we keep referring to the same old male and female stereotypes.

Rafael Puyol. Professor. IE Business School

10 December 2008

Immigration and an ageing population are both issues that need to placed under the spotlight, but switching on that light is proving difficult in the current economic situation.

Cristina Simón. Professor. IE Business School

9 December 2008

Attracting and leveraging talent is the challenge now facing Peru if it wants to keep up the sustained economic growth of the last decade.

Joaquín Garralda. Professor. IE Business School

8 October 2008

The training of future business leaders comprises more than equipping them with knowledge. It is essential to instill them with values in order to combat bad business practices.

Celia de Anca. Professor. IE Business School

11 September 2008

Our idea of a heroine has changed since the days when princesses waited in their towers to be rescued. Today’s heroine is all action, a feminine version of a masculine hero. Therein lies the mistake.

Javier Roza. Professor. IE Business School

1 July 2008

The alignment of markets and companies is an inevitable result of globalization, but a highly motivated team can gain competitive advantages by breaking the mould.

Javier Roza. Professor. IE Business School

29 May 2008

Management comprises much more than simply exercising the authority that goes with the position. It is about gaining the respect of a business organization, and motivating employees by winning their trust.

<a href="http://www.ie.edu/eng/sobreie/sobreie_expertos_detalle.asp?id_exp=314">Cristina Simón</a>. Professor. IE Business School

27 September 2007

Low productivity levels are the Achilles’ heel of the Spanish economy, the result of a paternalistic mentality that makes the Spanish business community reluctant to give more autonomy to its workers.

Arantza de Areilza, Director of Humanities at IE Business School

7 September 2007

IE opened 33 years ago as an innovative school that aimed to reform the way business management and law were taught in Spain. Innovation was, of course, one of the school´s values.

<a href="http://www.ie.edu/eng/sobreie/sobreie_expertos_detalle.asp?id_exp=314">Cristina Simón</a>. Professor. IE Business School

3 July 2007

Though the Equal Opportunities Act will help promote equality in the business world, it fails to address a key issue: Men and women often have different ideas of what constitutes success.

IE Focus

21 March 2007

The more Europe’s population ages, the more necessary it is for mature workers to stay on the job.

Margarita Alonso. Professor. IE Business School

27 February 2007

Positive discrimination may offer Spain a way to stem its brain drain and to correct the imbalance of sexes in boardrooms across the country.

Elena Revilla. Professor. IE Business School

2 October 2006

Today a company is required to operate on two levels. It must exploit proven knowledge in order to guarantee stability. But it also must explore new ideas if it wants to remain on the cutting edge of innovation.

Pilar Rojo and Maria Adelaida Londoño. Professors. IE Business School

5 September 2006

Benchmarking has long been used in human resource management as a way to develop, retain and encourage loyalty in people, thus helping make companies more competitive.

Santiago Iñiguez. Dean. IE Business School

20 June 2006

The future of business schools appears promising as students become increasingly interested in studying abroad.

Custodia Cabanas. Professor. IE Business School

30 May 2006

Good managers have always had generic skills that improve their performance on almost any job. But only recently have training programs begun to teach their students these skills.

Pino Bethencourt. Professor. IE Business School

29 May 2006

In a fast-changing world where crisis lurks at every corner, managerial resilience is taking on a new importance. But what is managerial resilience and how is it developed?

Gayle Allard. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

4 May 2006

Europe’s public pension system is in dire straits--the victim of changing demographics and high unemployment. If Europe fails to boost its personal saving rate, retirement pensions for future generations will be in jeopardy.

Margarita Mayo. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

21 March 2006

In recent months, women are making headlines as they assume positions of power. Will this exciting change in gender equality clear the way for new models of leadership and facilitate more family-friendly organisations? Or are we reverting to old stereotypes?

Remedios Torrijos. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

22 February 2006

This article focuses on the changing roles of management within companies of the 21st century. It explains that for companies to achieve their goals, management needs to create an atmosphere that fosters teamwork, motivation and an attitude of self reliance.

Pino Bethencourt. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

24 November 2005

Although Spanish society has not historically fostered risk taking, today’s successful executive must take chances. But how do people in business acquire this difficult yet crucial skill?

IE Focus

6 September 2005

The latest from the U.S.: full-time hospital nurses are auctioning off their services for extra working hours.

Custodia Cabanas. Professor at Instituto de Empresa

5 September 2005

Negative feedback is the name given to a message that conveys a negative response to the behaviour, character, sentiments or any other attributes of a person or to the effect that person has on others.

Pino Bethencourt. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

28 June 2005

Though managing directors and top executives invest in recruiting and training their best talent, many still have the impression that their teams are just not good enough.

IE Focus

28 June 2005

Continuing its series of initiatives to strengthen the culture of entrepreneurship, the Danish government will add a “Society with room for free initiative” program for students, to make pupils better informed on how to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses.

IE Focus

18 May 2005

Faced with demotivated older workers, and tempted to support their younger workforce, businesses are beginning to put in practice distinct HR policies for each age group.

Santiago Íñiguez. Dean. Instituto de Empresa

25 April 2005

Terrorism threatens all people and is an affront to democracy and the institutions on which it is based. Companies, as institutions that generate value in democratic societies, are one of their main targets.

IE Focus

17 February 2005

A new development in recruiting, speed networking lets job-seeking executives meet a maximum of headhunters in a minimum of time.

IE Focus

1 January 2005

Winning a niche in the Chinese market is hard for human resources, too. Companies that aren’t fighting recruiting wars are battling to find and retain managers.

IE Focus

1 December 2004

A study of how the Czech Republic’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) approach to human-resources development reveals the national state-of-the-art as well as principal barriers to implementing HR development in its SMEs.

Ignacio Álvarez de Mon. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

1 December 2004

Teamwork has become an axiom in executive management. Newer trends point toward even greater participation and sharing of objectives, resources, talent and dispositions in the quest for desired results.

IE Focus

25 October 2004

A daddy-boom is predicted for 2006. Experts say no company will be spared from this influx of male employees on the market, and should already be laboring to develop female competencies in their workforce.

Fernando Jiménez Rodríguez. MBA Coordinator of the E-Business Department. Instituto de Empresa

18 October 2004

A new, easier and undoubtedly cheaper method of making and maintaining business contacts

Pilar Rojo. Director. Master in HR Management. Instituto de Empresa

20 September 2004

How can we get top-level management to support HR? Can we convince them to help with training policies, a new selection process or knowledge management system?

Alfonso Jiménez. Partner-Director. PeopleMatters

26 July 2004

Many management ideas are based on the importance of the human factor for success in business projects. Are we becoming more convinced of the importance of people in business development - particularly in a services economy like the one now being configured?

IE Focus

27 May 2004

Is work-related stress really a disease? With psychological troubles rising in the workplace, the battle has begun to recognize stress as a professional’s illness.

IE Focus

27 May 2004

On average, the CEO of a publicly traded Japanese firm earns around 40 million yen, or €300,000, a year. This is nine times the average pay of a young graduate, and 35 times less than your typical American boss.

IE Focus

22 April 2004

Many say that a woman’s creativity complements a man’s. Females approach problems differently and often come up with better solutions. Women are frequently better at such tasks as risk management, having a more natural feel for them.

IE Focus

21 April 2004

Austria’s Labor Market Service (Arbeitsmarktservice, or AMS) has launched a new, online information system aimed at offering help in making career and professional decisions.

Javier Carrillo. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

22 March 2004

Latest results suggest that since 1996, Spain’s strong economy has put it on a path where it is now converging with Europe in employment growth, the unemployment rate, youth unemployment and long-term unemployment.

Gayle Allard. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

22 February 2004

After two decades of historically high unemployment figures, hardly anyone questions the need for labor reform in Europe anymore. But how can we make it happen?

Ignacio Alvarez de Mon.Professor. Instituto de Empresa

26 January 2004

What is coaching? The author examines its popularity, practical use - and its effect on you and your work.

Stefanie Müller. Correspondent. Wirtschaftswoche

26 January 2004

Apprenticeships, professional academies and corporate universities are the cornerstones of a practical German training system that is gaining advocates in other countries

Stefanie Müller. Correspondent. Wirschaftswoche

23 December 2003

For years, German carmaker Volkswagen has pioneered flexible labor organization. Its successful Auto 5000 project reincorporated unemployed workers as lowcost personnel within the enterprise.

Gayle Allard. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

22 November 2003

Is there a relationship between GDP and happiness? Has huge growth in GDP per head made us any happier? Studies suggest that for us to be happy, our economic policies should be reoriented.

IE Focus

28 October 2003

The Old Continent is growing increasingly aware that it must keep its older workers on the job. The European Union is mindful of this as well. In March 2001 it set the goal of bringing to 50 percent the average level of employed 55 to 64 year-olds by 2010.

Cristina Simón. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

24 October 2003

Do tough times - and an economic climate that makes redundancy almost inevitable at least once in one’s career – mean employees can no longer enjoy satisfactory relationships with their organizations?

IE Focus

18 September 2003

Last year was unkind to big bosses. Here’s part of the CEO casualty list for 2002: Michael Bon (France Telecom), Jean-Marie Messier (Vivendi), Thomas Middelhoff (Bertelsmann), Dennis Kozlowski (Tyco), Nobuya Minami (Tokyo Electric Power), Gerald Levin (AOL Time Warner), Ron Sommer (Deutsche Telekom). There are others.

IE Focus

18 September 2003

French CEOs say their jobs are getting riskier, and admit to being more concerned than ever about their managerial responsibilities.

Bill Collins. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

17 September 2003

The author offers five main character traits for employers to measure when recruiting workers.

By José Luis Álvarez. Vice-Dean at Instituto de Empresa

18 July 2003

A look at leadership in a social-sciences and psychological context, one going back to man’s origins.

By Stefanie Müller. Wirtschaftswoche Correspondent in Spain

15 July 2003

That Germans are humorless is a stereotype that is unfortunately also true of managers. And yet, it has been demonstrated that laughter increases performance.

IE Focus

15 July 2003

Massive recruitment problems? Too many resumes? Try these new electronic methods.

Joshua Jampol. Journalist. The Time

24 June 2003

Victims of mergers, rationalizing and downsizing, unite! You CAN get hired after 50.

José Luis Alvarez. Professor of Strategy and Organization at Instituto de Empresa

21 June 2003

A rare defense of today’s much-maligned chief executive.

Joshua Jampol. Journalist. The Time

24 May 2003

Five years ago, French employers were granted the ability to share part-time workers, with a new type of contract of undetermined length.

Cristina Simón. Human Resources Area. Instituto de Empresa

20 May 2003

The Human Resources function is frequently one of the most questioned from the point of view of corporate logic. Despite the recognized importance of so-called “talent” or “human capital”, particularly in the services sector, whenever a company faces adverse conditions, investments in these policies are first to be cut back.

Celia de Anca

24 April 2003

Affirmative action can go only so far to successfully manage diversity in organizations. New factors are increasing diversity, and fresh policies must be found to meet this new reality.

Celia de Anca. Director. Centre for Diversity in Global Management. Instituto de Empresa

22 April 2003

Managing diversity is vital for companies today. Firms must be able to adapt to the variety of their workforce. Yet it is not easy to decide which mode of behavior best suits an organization.

Joshua Jampol. Journalist

26 March 2003

Directors of companies on Oslo’s stock exchange are over 90 percent male. This could change soon, with a new law that would force firms to have a minimum of 40 percent women.

By Alfonso Jiménez, General Manager of Watson Wyatt

24 March 2003

The developed world is facing a challenge from the consequences of demographic change. The author believes we are going to see a demographic shift with heavy repercussions – one that will affect how market strategies are devised and how people in companies are managed.

Joshua Jampol. Journalist

20 March 2003

Despite a sluggish economy, Finland’s companies recruited over 70,000 new workers in 2002. While new employees were needed to replace retirees or job-changers, increased business activity in the nation demanded more personnel.

Celia de Anca

24 February 2003

Firms that inaugurated reforms for their female employees have seen these measures expand to meet the needs of all workers, giving greater added value to each individual’s personal vision.

Celia de Anca

17 January 2003

“You women are so...”. Regardless of the adjective that follows, a large number of women find this type of comments extremely annoying.

Custodia Cabanas

16 December 2002

Taking control of one’s career involves a constant process of self-assessment and analysis of skills and attitudes. Those who know their strong points, needs, goals and values have a greater chance of furthering their careers

David Standen. MBA Student

1 December 2002

A Southern Californian MBA student explains his personal experience at Instituto de Empresa. "...I have worked with the French, negotiated with the Japanese, presented with the Dutch and argued with the Germans. I have strategized with the Mexicans and marketed with the Spaniards. I have balanced accounts with the Belgians and broke the bank with the Russians...".

Margarita Mayo

1 December 2002

Women in the workplace, an aging population, the single European market, migratory movements and multidisciplinary teams are all leading in one direction: toward more diversity of the Spanish workforce. But diversity is a two-edged sword.

Joshua Jampol

1 December 2002

HR problems getting you down? A look north may cheer you up.


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