How to reduce pressure on leaders and prepare for change
Excerpts from INSEAD Knowledge
Henrik Bresman, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, drew on the analogy of a symphony orchestra in describing an inter-team model structured to keep pace with change. He says that to remain innovative, strategic change itself needs to evolve from a top-down, linear process to a more democratised, open-ended process. Smart Company 
Australia – 28 February

A second ‘invisible hand’ – Is this what drives social entrepreneurs? 
In “Theory of Moral Sentiments,” Adam Smith acknowledges how human beings’ sense of attachment and desire to help others can, likewise, influence their economic behaviour. Is this second invisible hand what drives social entrepreneurs? Filipe Santos, Visiting Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, seems to think so.   Manila Times
The Philippines – 24 February

Why is Trump hitting South Korea harder? 
Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at INSEAD, comments on why the Trump administration is taking a harsher stance on South Korea. He says that Trump has started translating his protectionist speech into actions by picking on a few goods and on a few countries.  The Korea Times
South Korea – 24 February

Being ‘radically honest’ in the workplace
Erin Meyer, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, comments that there is definitely a buzz about radical honesty in Silicon Valley and in many other companies. She says that there’s a sense that we have to be much more transparent and much more direct in the type of feedback that we give to one another. That is challenging, particularly for companies expanding into emerging market countries they are much less direct with negative feedback. HR Magazine
UK – 23 February

Learning from the best in the gig economy
INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour Gianpiero Petriglieri’s latest research shows how people can thrive as independent workers in the gig economy. Published in theAdministrative Science Quarterly, his co-authored study answers the question: How do you make a work life work when you have to set it up yourself?  myScience 
Switzerland – 21 February

Breaking down the art of negotiation science
Negotiation skills become a science, just like most knowledge translates to science, explains Professor Horacio Falcao, Senior Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences at INSEAD. Professor Falcao is renowned for his continuous research on negotiation science, and was speaking to the Daily FT whilst addressing a forum in Colombo last week titled ‘The Myths of Win-Win’. The FT Daily
Sri Lanka – 20 February

The AI debate we need
INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative Academic and Executive Director Sami Mahroum tells us that rapid advances in artificial intelligence and related technologies have contributed to fears of widespread job losses and social disruptions in the coming years, giving a sense of urgency to debates about the future of work. Project Syndicate
UAE – 16 February