Despite high aspirations, few companies are ready to build and run truly global organizations and operations, according to the Global Readiness Survey, conducted jointly by BCG and IMD business school. The Execution Gap Few companies have execution capabilities sufficiently strong to...
Quality, innovation, profitability, and growth all depend on having strategy and execution fit together seamlessly. Did You Know?      In a recent Strategy& global survey, 700 business executives were asked to rate their company’s top leaders in terms of their skill at...
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...
CUSTOMER-CENTRICITY AND EMPLOYEE-CENTRICITY Customer-centricity encompasses both business processes, interactions, cultural mindsets, but also the actual way of doing business. According to Paula Clapon, a content strategist at gethppy.com, a customer-centric approach has been proven to add value to a company, as a cultural and...
According to Ashley Harshak, DeAnne Aguirre, and Anna Brown, the fact that change has become more frequent does not make such changes any easier. Change is, at its core, a people process, and people are creatures of habit, hardwired to resist...
Acording to by Katharine Schwab, innovation is hard to pin down, but with these six insights Ideo says it’s cracking the code. IDEO’s “Creative Difference” survey assesses an organization’s innovativeness, helping teams find tangible ways they can improve.  How do you...
Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make...
  Neuroscience tells us that in culture transformations, we need to structure change by helping people understand what matters and how they need to behave. The old way is defunct.   According to Accenture research, the new way culture transformation has to be: ...
  Boundaries between industries are eroding. The relationships among suppliers, producers, and consumers are also blurring,  more rapidly than many business decision makers are prepared for. Dr Chander Velu, head of the IfM’s Business Model Innovation research programme, contests why having digested...
In three videos, the authors Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson discuss women CEOs of the last 10 years and the evolution of the CEO role over 100 years as well as predictions for the role in...
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