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Miguel Pina e Cunha

Leadership & People

The news of the office's death is manifestly exaggerated

The office has undoubted advantages: it allows you to get away from home, it offers opportunities to socialise which foster feelings of sharing - and, as Lucy Kellaway has pointed out with her usual irony, it provides occasions to meet husbands or wives. We are social beings who need physical proximity - and virtual proximity is no substitute.
Leadership & People

Paradoxes of Leadership: Pessimistic Optimism, Optimistic Pessimism

Miguel Pina e Cunha and Arm├ęnio Rego launch new book in October. As a pre-publication, we make available to our readers some extracts from this new work, "Paradoxes of Leadership", where the authors address and dwell on how to manage contradictions, dilemmas and tensions of organizational life.
Leadership & People

Leadership Paradoxes

Miguel Pina e Cunha and Arm├ęnio Rego launch new book in October. As a pre-publication, we make available to our readers some extracts from this new work, "Paradoxes of Leadership", where the authors address and dwell on how to manage contradictions, dilemmas and tensions of organizational life.
Leadership & People

Leading in times of crisis

Covid-19 is a frightening anomaly. But it is more frightening than "anomaly". The norm, or the new normal, seems to be that of permanent epidemic threat: the World Health Organization tracked 1438 epidemics between 2011 and 2018. Hyper-urbanisation and climate change make pandemics and other ecological hazards more pressing. It is therefore important that we collectively prepare for this reality - to which organisations, including business ones, will naturally continue to be subjected. The optimism that developed after the previous crisis was "overcome" is now being overcome by the pessimism that comes from another crisis, this one perhaps more worrying for our existence.
Adam's Choice

The new art of Wisdom

The word, of course, does not exist. But the idea is this: how to make choices between opposites without having to ignore the tension between them? Professor Miguel Pina e Cunha gives you the answer.

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