Cirque du Soleil is just like the business of express logistics. Now hang on, please stay with me. That statement may look like a desperate attempt both to grab your attention and to make a bold and spurious claim that a business that involves shifting packages from A to B can also be fascinating. Well, you could be right, but only partly: there's also quite a bit of truth in there.
Defining leadership is as difficult today as it always has been - leaders come in many different forms, and the qualities associated with great generals, dignitaries, and directors are multitude and more to the point, subjective. For those seeking illumination, there's an abundance of management literature, advice, and case studies out there. However, there are certain traits and qualities that have served me well in my thirty-year career at DHL Express.
In September 2014, ten teams will face each other on the tarmac for the first ever racing series that will feature only electric cars - the FIA Formula E World Championship. It will be a ground-breaking championship, filled with new challenges, where drivers will use two cars rather than one, and 'refuelling' will be done wirelessly.