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November 3, 2020

By Yuri Bobbert

Which of these 4 CISO archetypes do you deserve?

Digital & IT

Why is it that CISOs have such a low retention in firms and leave after 1-2 years? Is this because recruiters and HR professionals find it hard to discover what is actually needed and “copy paste” function profiles with the exact same requirements, rather than looking at the real need in

Opinion Research

August 21, 2020

By Yuri Bobbert

Digital risks to business, what do they cost?

Digital & IT

Analyzing Business Information Security for a data breach use case In a digital business world that is highly distributed via an eco-system, ensuring your digital assurance becomes vital. Everything needs to continuously work and Confidentially, Integrity and Auditability have to be

Opinion Research

July 15, 2020

By Yves Vanderbeken

Going shopping for citizen services with your government platform app?

Digital & IT

As a student of the Executive Master in IT Governance and Assurance (aka MITGA), I graduated in June 2020 with a subject that matters to us all: how to find and select the right citizen services from the government to help us? And more importantly, how can governments apply digital

Opinion column

June 29, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 13: Strategy Development Cycle

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

Which steps do we need to go through to develop an effective strategy? A strategy is a course of action followed by an organization to realize its purpose. In contrast to common use, strategy is not what an organization intends to do (its plan of action), but what it actually does (its

Opinion column

June 8, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 12: Rising Star Framework

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

Which moral dangers do I face while moving up the hierarchy? A rising star is a person of above average talent who quickly makes career steps within or across organizations, filling positions of increasingly important responsibility. With this rapid move up the hierarchy comes more power,

Opinion column

April 30, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 11: Control Panel

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

How can I control what people in my organization do?   To be in control is to have the ability to steer the organization in any desired direction. The controls are the specific mechanisms used to do the steering. Some controls are formally assigned to certain people (hard controls), while

Opinion column

March 30, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 10: Strategic Agility Model

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

How can I develop strategy in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world?   Developing strategy is about setting a course of action to achieve a particular purpose. It is about determining a route forward, while fully aware that the future can’t be predicted because the world is

Opinion column

March 4, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 9: Leadership fairness

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

What determines whether people feel I am treating them fairly? Fairness is the quality of behaving in a reasonable and just manner. It is about treating others the right way. But whether these others judge the behavior to be fair depends on their perception of what happened. In other

Opinion column

February 20, 2020

By Yuri Bobbert

Future Roles in Information Security

Digital & IT

We want to feel safe in this brave (and scary) new world we’re creating of machines, robots and artificial intelligence. Technological & political trends will definitely influence our profession. This new world will call for new jobs with new skillsets that address the future challenges

Opinion column

February 11, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 8: 11C Synergy model

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

How can I organize synergies across business units in my company?   Larger companies are often divided into business units, each with a certain measure of autonomy to tailor their approach to the competitive dynamics in their specific market. At the same time, these companies will seek to

Opinion column

January 20, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 7: Competition Tornado

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

How is competition evolving in my industry and how can I respond to it?   Except in monopolies, firms must compete with rivals to win the favor of potential customers. Firms can outdo others by being cheaper, better and / or different, but none of these competitive advantages are

Opinion column

November 28, 2019

By Antwerp Management School

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 6: Confidence quotient

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

What determines how much confidence people have in me?   Confidence is the psychological state of feeling sure about something or someone. When people are confident, they feel certain and at ease, which allows them to move more freely and commit themselves to actions or relationships with