This dossier focuses on the central question “Will artificial intelligence understand human spirituality?”, from the perspective of people management, through the contribution of various members of the strategic council of this working group.
The same dossier also looks at coaching, mentoring and high performance training, from the viewpoint of the “coach leader”. Among the main challenges that organisations face when changing the traditional environment to a high performance environment, is the development of their teams. In light of this new reality, the leaders of organisations cannot continue to be autocratic, nor can they use their hierarchical power to achieve their objectives. Quite the contrary, the leaders we want today are those who mobilise teams through their capacity to influence, and that demands that they act as facilitators and supporters within the organisation, that is, that they become “coach leaders”.
In this special file, we can read contributions on the issue of diversity from the perspective of people management, from the presidents of the two Portuguese associations of reference on this subject, Mário Ceitil and Manuel Sousa Antunes. Here they put forward their position alongside the opinion of Rita Campos e Cunha, professor at Nova SBE, and Pedro Ramos, human resources manager for the TAP Group.
Also in this dossier, we discuss trends and some case studies of success in the field of recruitment and corporate and organisational leader selection. From the sector experts, we set about learning what really matters when we recruit a leader: how do we find the right leader for that team? Is salary an issue? What leadership skills are lacking in the market today? Men or women, who is leading the race for top management? What can go wrong in a recruitment process for a leader? Where and how do we find the best candidates?