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Leaders Who Hunt as a Pack

By editor2 • Mar 19th, 2014 • Category: Innovation, Leadership, Management, New, Operation

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By John Sutherland
Most leadership development does not produce a pack. It produces individual leaders. Below, John Sutherland discusses the importance of leaders working well with other strong leaders, and argues that the pack that hunts together stays together.
Wolves hunt as a pack and are brilliant team players. Once they pick up the scent they are [...]



The New Supply Chain Challenge

By editor2 • Mar 19th, 2014 • Category: Innovation, Management, New, Operation

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By Cathy Johnson, Hitachi Consulting
Supply chain alignment is demanding a different paradigm of roles, responsibilities and accountabilities and with that, how performance is managed. Below, Cathy Johnson discusses the importance of tying everything together for successful supply chain management.
Today’s supply chain is not as simple as it once was. In designing supply chains, organisations across [...]



Le Roi est mort, vive Le Roi Life after Succession

By editor2 • Mar 19th, 2014 • Category: Finance, Leadership, Management, New, Regulation & Ethics, Sustainability

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By Sherilyn Casiano
In the conversation about succession planning, most of the discussion revolves around the future continuity of the business. Very little is said about the impact of such a transition in human terms. Below, Sherilyn Casiano examines this human factor and shares recommendations for how to effectively deal with the human aspect of succession [...]



Future Proofing the Capital Value of Your Business

By editor2 • Mar 19th, 2014 • Category: Leadership, Management, New, Regulation & Ethics, Sustainability

Lessons and Experiences from the Journey of Succession

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By Richard Shrapnel
Succession is a dynamic journey, and anyone involved in this process should seek to understand it before venturing forward. Below, Richard Shrapnel explores the journey of succession.
Succession is a journey that preferably commences the day you start your business but often only starts when an owner [...]



Dubai Airport Freezone Authority Attracts International Investors Ahead of Expo 2020

By editor2 • Mar 19th, 2014 • Category: Innovation, Management, New, Operation, Regulation & Ethics

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Many overseas businesses are already aware of the advantages Dubai has to offer. For nearly twenty years, Dubai Airport Freezone Authority has been offering its customers the essential tools they need in order to profit from working out of Dubai.
After years of dedicated planning and commitment to secure the Expo 2020, Dubai has once [...]



Using Business Cases to Champion New Ideas and Advocate Business Growth

By editor2 • Mar 19th, 2014 • Category: Innovation, Management, New, Operation

By Wolfgang Messner
Despite clear business-growth objectives, managers often have to make decisions on projects with uncertain outcomes, which can result in failed initiatives, missed goals, and overrunning costs. In this article Wolfgang Messner, author of the book Making the Compelling Business Case, outlines how a business case can be used as a tool, document, and [...]



Unify Your Communications

By editor2 • Mar 19th, 2014 • Category: Innovation, Management, New, Operation

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The way people work is changing fast – and competitive companies need to keep up. On site and remote employees alike rely on conferencing, multimedia, and instant messaging to get their jobs done. Managing all these services from a single environment is essential for maintaining profitability says Andrew Gray, EMEA Marketing Director, ShoreTel.
The constraints of [...]



Boards That Lead

By editor2 • Mar 19th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Leadership, Management, New, Operation, Regulation & Ethics

By Ram Charan, Dennis Carey, and Michael Useem
Governing boards of large companies are moving from monitoring of management on behalf of shareholders to also leading with management to generate shareholder value. Below, Ram Charan, Dennis Carey and Michael Useem discuss how directors are taking charge of CEO succession and executive compensation, partnering on merger decisions [...]



Leadership Mindsets for IT Success

By editor2 • Mar 19th, 2014 • Category: Innovation, Leadership, Management, New, Operation

By Donald A. Marchand and Joe Peppard
Negative stereotypes regarding IT departments abound: they are slow, ineffective, dull. But the reality is very different. As Donald A. Marchand and Joe Peppard explain, IT needs to have strong leadership that can work and cooperate with other executives in the business for overall success.
IT is not something that [...]



Big Data Takes On Big Weather

By editor2 • Mar 19th, 2014 • Category: Innovation, New, Sustainability

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By Djeevan Schiferli, IBM
Some European cities are turning to Big Data to not only predict the weather and its potential impact, but also to address public safety and business concerns that accompany adverse conditions. Below, Djeevan Schiferli argues that the ability to make better use of all this data can dramatically improve the way cities, [...]