It happens regularly all over the world and in every company. The CEO addresses his collaborators: “You are the most important resource at this company”. He believes it, and he is right. His collaborators listen politely but are skeptical. They...
A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation. Download >
Organizations face a radically shifting context for the workforce, the workplace, and the world of work.
Customer in the Center Identify what’s most important to your customers. Seth Godin is right: You want to focus your energy on pleasing your truly rewarding customers. If it’s not clear exactly who they are, make sure you’re spending enough time on...
During a recent event organized by the [email protected] speaker series, Wharton management professor Adam Grant hosted five new authors of recently released business books. Below is each author’s “lightning talk” describing their work and how you can apply it...
Cesare Mainardi, managing director of Booz & Company, details how executives should cut costs--but often dont. In times of uncertainty, organizations irrespective of size, are faced with the challenge to improve or maintain their margins, by focusing on operational cost...
  Imagine what would happen if every person was connected to shared purpose at work — to a job that mattered to them, their company, and the world. Imagine how much more productive and successful those purpose-oriented workers could be. Think of...
Michael D. Watkins, Professor at IMD contests that while there is universal agreement that the concept of a company’s “culture” it exists, and that it plays a crucial role in shaping behavior in organizations, there is little consensus on what organizational...
 Does happiness make you smarter? Take something that requires serious brainpower with life or death consequences. Medical diagnosis. Cornel university psychologists gave a bag of candy to half a group of doctors. With their emotional state boosted the happier doctors...
A key challenge facing companies today is moving from a product-centric focus to a customer-centric one. Starbucks and Apple stocks have been trading at record highs, but are these and other businesses doing everything they can to ensure growth over...
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