Unsurprisingly, lack of sleep has been associated with a multitude of health issues. It has been shown to increase inflammation and impair focus, fat loss, insulin signaling, testosterone production, and cardiovascular health. More recently, it has also been associated with higher probability of inadequate hydration.Read more
In the report “HR Predictions for 2023” published in January this year, Bersin and his colleagues present and analyse 15 trends that might significantly impact this field in the coming period.Read more
This past summer saw the launch of the biggest four-day workweek trial in the world, as 3,300 people across several different types of businesses in the UK started working 80 percent of their regular hours for 100 percent of their pay.Read more
On the 23rd of November AVE Romania, an NGO we're proud to be one of the founding members of, shined a spotlight on the directors of schools, kindergartens and high schools in Romania who do everything they can to transform they way education is done in our country.
It’s up to each and everyone one of us to recognize and appreciate their tremendous effort. And you can start by sharing and making their stories and successes known across your social networks.
Be part of the only event in Romania that shines a spotlight on those school principals and schools who always go above and beyond to transform the way education is done in Romania.Read more
Radu Manolescu is co-founder and chairman of the AVE board and co-founder of K.M.Trust & Partners. What Radu really wants is to help companies live their values and at the same time have a memorable positive impact in the lives of the people we work with.
But also, to do everything he can to make tomorrow's adults more compassionate than those of today. Hence his contribution to supporting the development of an education system in which character development and mental training are an essential part.
K.M. Trust Group, a key player in the Executive Search and Development services announces a strategic alliance with Marco Polo CEE, a top Romanian entrepreneurial company in the field of training and organizational advisory services. The new alliance establishes a solid partnership between two highly specialized entities in their segments, to address the current needs of large companies in the economy.
It depends on a lot of factors, but a good MBA or EMBA can be an advantage regardless of whether you pursue it during the pandemic or not. The most important element in this equation is the “student” himself. If he has the right profile an MBA stimulates his mind, abilities and knowledge.Read more
The effects of the pandemic, the “Great Resignation” global phenomenon at various levels of management and currently the regional challenges in the context of the Ukraine conflict – these are just some of the challenges of large companies active in Romania in the recent years.
These and other factors related to the internal pressures to permanently adapt the business have led to an increase of anxiety and overwhelm at the top levels of organizations, so that 7 out of 10 companies have resorted in the last year to stress and anxiety management programs, according to K.M.Trust & Partners data.
The effects of the pandemic, the “Great Resignation” global phenomenon at various levels of management and currently the regional challenges in the context of the Ukraine conflict – these are just some of the challenges of large companies active in Romania in the recent years. These and other factors related to the internal pressures to permanently adapt the business have led to an increase of anxiety and overwhelm at the top levels of organizations, so that 7 out of 10 companies have resorted in the last year to stress and anxiety management programs, according to K.M.Trust & Partners data.Read more
This proximity bias stems from the incorrect assumption that those who are at the office are more productive when compared to those working from home. A toxic perception on a number of levels.
It creates polarization. Those of us who come to the office versus you, who aren’t here. A polarization which, if not carefully managed, can be very bad, very toxic for organizations across the world. Any discrimination and polarization are bad when you don’t explain and communicate correctly.
This proximity bias stems from the incorrect assumption that those who are at the office are more productive when compared to those working from home. A toxic perception on a number of levels: “It creates polarization. Those of us who come to the office versus you, who aren’t here. A polarization which, if not carefully managed, can be very bad, very toxic for organizations across the world. Any discrimination and polarization are bad when you don’t explain and communicate correctly.“Read more
Multinationals in Romania risk losing valuable employees if they don’t start increasing their investments in retaining and developing employee abilities. This according to the “Insights from the Top” study by K.M.Trust & Partners.Read more
The Romanian leadership has gone through countless changes during these last 30 years. From chaos, confusion and survival to contact with the western markets, the tech revolution and the Internet.Read more
The Romanian business environment was born in chaos and needed time to invent itself. Radu Manolescu, Co-founder & Managing Partner of the recruitment and leadership solutions companies K.M. Trust & Partners and Key to Success (K2S), talks about the leaders` superpowers, those skills that, over the years, have transformed leadership into a true art - the ART of LEADING.Read more
More and more companies want to recruit Romanian executives for top positions and are no longer looking for expats. In our country, the pressure is especially high in very large companies, with large teams, in a context in which the demand on leadership resources is at its highest historical level.Read more
Approximately 60% of top executives are willing to accept the fact that they are exposed to an aggressive and toxic lifestyle. And the pressure on these individuals, both from the responsibilities of the job as well as the stress and anxiety generated by the daily rhythm of life, dramatically impacts their relationships with their families and those a around them. This according to an analysis by the executive search and organizational development company K.M.Trust & Partners.Read more
Business Review talked to Radu Manolescu, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at K.M.Trust & Partners, to find out more about the upcoming “The Leaders’ Longevity” program, an executive development program aimed at creating the context and the awareness for improved leadership and quality of life with better health and increased longevity, where he will lead a module about addressing the self-judgement, self-awareness and 6 other leadership super-powers of today: Vitality, Presence, Adaptability, Flexibility, Possibility and Kindness.Read more
Radu Manolescu, Co-founder & Managing Partner of the recruitment and leadership solutions services providers K.M.Trust & Partners and Key to Success (K2S) talks about the superpowers that leaders have. Those abilities that have transformed leadership into an art form – The Art of Leading.Read more
About 60% of top executives are willing to accept that they are exposed to an aggressive and toxic lifestyle and the pressure on them – both in terms of job responsibilities and the stress and anxiety generated by the current society pace – dramatically affects their relationships with others and family life, reveals an analysis conducted by K.M. Trust & Partners Executive Search & Organizational Development.Read more
Efficiency, attracting and retaining key people are the main priorities for the end of the year and 2022 for large companies active in Romania. Moreover, investments in developing the “mindset” component (the right mentality for performance and reaching objectives) will become increasingly important for all big companies.Read more
More than 50% of executives who took part in the “Managing Stress and Anxiety in Leadership Roles” program profoundly changed their lifestyle after being exposed to mental training methods, to better handle the way their brains respond to change, uncertainty and fear.Read more
During October and November 2021, K.M.Trust & Partners developed an intensive effort of collecting insights from the largest organizations active in Romania.Read more
K.M.Trust & Partners: More than 50% of top managers in Romania manage change or uncertainty with high difficultyRead more
It is important that organizations start to pay more attention to how they treat topics such as mental health, well-being or psychological safety when it comes to employee experience. In this month’s article we tackle this subject in detail.Read more
A few days ago, I had a very interesting discussion about wellbeing and more precisely – about corporate wellbeing, with a global executive from one of the well-known corporate giants. About the changes he’s made in his lifestyle and the benefits he’s seen since. An amazing accomplishment once understanding where from he’d left health wise and where he was 2 years down the road…Read more
More and more C-level managers say they are managing transformation with great difficulty, which has become a reality in today's world. Globally, 42% of employees have experienced a decline in mental health since the onset of the pandemic.Read more
For many of us, September marks the start of the school year. Whether you’re getting your children ready for school or just reminiscing about your own experience when school started, it’s important to be aware of the importance that education has.
And like with everything else, education must be in tune with the times, if we want to be prepared for the future. That is why we are glad to share the fact that AVE Romania, an NGO in which we have been intensely involved, will launch a project in collaboration with the Goldie Hawn Foundation aimed at introducing socio-emotional learning (or SEL for short) in Romanian schools.
You can find out more about this project in the podcast we have included in our newsletter. And if you like what you hear, you can also get involved and help shape the future of Romanian education.
In this month’s newsletter we talk about vision and leadership. Having an inspiring image of the future can have a huge impact on a company and its employees. Not only when it comes to positive perception and goodwill, but also in terms of financial success.
And the leader plays a key role in articulating it and inspiring employees to live it every day. Find out how in our article.
Even though it is not new, Vision became an essential attribute for most successful organisations and individuals, being strongly linked with both positive perception and goodwill, as well as measurable financial success.Read more
We have put together a selection of books, movies, tv shows and documentaries to inspire you.Read more
This month’s newsletter doesn’t have the usual selection of articles written or curated by our team. For July we wanted to do something different. So we have put together a selection of books, movies, tv shows and documentaries to inspire you.
Whether you are searching for something interesting to read on your vacation or just looking for a thought provoking piece to watch at the weekend, we are sure that you will find something to your liking on our list.
In this month’s article we tackle courage and why it is important for leaders. The pressure for immediate results can sometimes be overwhelming and consequently leaders may find themselves questioning their values and beliefs.
That is where coaching, mentoring or executive education programs can come in and give leaders tools and strategies they can use to follow their deeply held personal principles and to hold on to these in the face of difficulties.
This is just one of the reasons why we have developed our two executive education programs, Managing Anxiety and Stress in Leadership Roles and The Leader’s Journey. To support those in leadership roles to handle the stress and pressure of today’s business environment. Find out more about them below.
Leaders need courage to understand themselves, what their personal values are and how they fit with those of their team members and their organisation. It takes courage to determine and accept one’s weaknesses. Self-awareness and deeply held beliefs are essential elements of courage, the very essence of leadership.Read more
Starting with the publication of Daniel Goleman’s book on this subject in 1995, Emotional Intelligence has become one of the trendy concepts in the business world. When the Harvard Business Review published an article on this topic in 1998, it became one of the most popular articles read and reprinted by the publication in the last 40 years.Read more
S. Sherman considers that there are three main forces that forge an organisation’s behaviour: rules, mores, and personal integrity. He suggests thinking of this triad as three circles that partially overlap (see Fig. 1). At the centre, the three elements are impossible to differentiate from one another.Read more
The idea that you can have both character and success as a leader is still considered by many in the business world to be of secondary importance because character cannot, apparently, be quantified into financial results.Read more
My last article about happiness emphasizes the fact that many of us measure success simply by how happy we are most of the time. How others see our success (and I mean here „ours” in general not related to me or my colleagues), is a different story. How the current (mainly Western) society measures success at large, that’s another story too.Read more
For the last couple of years, the term “mindfulness” has gained increasing popularity in the public space. Until 2013-2014 it was known and used in Romania by very few, mostly those who were familiar with meditation.Read more
Some 25 years ago, while in introspection regarding my life’s mission and purpose, and following my first years in P&G, I was hit by a thriving motto: “Be Better Than Yesterday” (thank you Henry!). And since then I have been living every day following this commitment and attitude!Read more
The happiness subject has been fascinating me for a long time but more and more lately, realizing how differently wired we are and how differently we interpret it. Of course, I know happiness means something else for each of us however I have found three very interesting angles and thought of sharing them with you.Read more
I strongly believe prolonged fear and anxiety (caused nowadays by the COVID-19 virus) might be more damaging than the virus itself. No one says not to think about it, ignore it or not to stay vigilant, but over-stressing about it does not help anyone.Read more
Mindfulness is a word which has been uttered increasingly often, in a lot of diverse and unexpected places. Not too long ago it was something that was whispered and reluctantly received by westerners, due to its association with the practice of meditation.Read more
One of the leading global learning and innovation communities in the world, Singularity University is now present in Romania with the launch of the SingularityU Chapter in Bucharest.Read more
You might not notice through all the negative news cluttering our lives but there are schools throughout Romania where profound changes are taking place in the way the next generations are educated. And behind these changes you will find school principals who have taken it upon themselves to improve and transform the schools they are running so that education happens in a different way.Read more
Many of us feel we are at a point in our lives when the presence of meaning at work has become essential. Not that it didn’t matter earlier, but as we have “grown up” a bit more, especially since many of us have achieved a decent level of financial well-being, we’ve come to realize happiness and non-financial well-being haven’t always come in the same “package”.Read more
As in the previous years, the challenge of finding the right employees is still one of the main priorities for companies, no matter the industry they are active in or the quality of their employees. According to a Gallup survey this situation is growing worse by the year.Read more
Living through the marvel of the Enescu Festival these past few days, I started to reflect on what positive leadership means: action, willingness to do good and humbleness among others.Read more
One of the topics introduced at our last leadership development program in June was self-awareness. Research shows that it is among the top 5 executive coaching topics (and often the first of interest).Read more
Some quick highlights from our executive education program in July.Read more