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Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious

March 12, 2015 • Editors' Pick, Global Business, INNOVATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Lloyd E. Shefsky Strategic reinvention is a powerful engine for value creation, but business leaders sometimes miss opportunities to harness it. Lloyd Shefsky uses examples from across sectors to help executives understand how to better identify and capture opportunities for reinvention in fast-changing global markets. Through the four case studies that

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Whether They are “Born or Made,” Global Leaders Share Four Fundamental Capabilities

March 12, 2015 • Global Business, LEADERSHIP, Leadership Development, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By J. Stewart Black and Allen J. Morrison Technically, globalisation has been around for more than 500 years. Practically, it has been around for most executives and managers for less than 20 years. Global business is complex enough that it requires a long


Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat Early

March 12, 2015 • Corporate Governance, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Karsten Jonsen, Karen A. Jehn, Sonja Rispens and Lindred L. Greer Conflicts are daily realities of organisational teams, and most people are aware of how they negatively impact an organisation’s performance. This article explores how managers can resolve


Strategic Planning & Execution in an Uncertain World

March 12, 2015 • Global Business, MBAs & Executive Education, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

Setting business strategy used to be as simple as defining what the organization wanted to achieve and then laying out the steps to get there. Management used this plan to set priorities, allocate resources, assess operations, align employees, and satisfy


The Psychology of Disenchantment

March 12, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Adrian Furnham Justice has always been a major issue among people. Especially in an organisational context, where many employees with different values, interests, and problems have to act in concert, a fair treatment is of huge importance. People who face


Strategic Transformation at Tennis Canada

January 19, 2015 • Editors' Pick, Global Business, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent ManagementComments (0)

By Roger Martin Aside from the small percentage of hugely successful game-changing start-ups like Apple, Microsoft and Google it can be hard for a small organisation to compete with giants in a competitive market. Below Roger Martin uses his gameplan for


Marketing Lessons Luxury Wine Brands Teach us About Authenticity and Prestige

January 19, 2015 • Editors' Pick, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Klaus Heine and Francine Espinoza Petersen Luxury brands have spent decades, and sometimes centuries, cultivating the perfect mix of authenticity and prestige to remain successful among their peers. Below Klaus Heine and Francine Espinoza Petersen analyse


Creating Collaborative Advantage

January 19, 2015 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By John Sutherland Successful collaboration between businesses can have myriad advantages. In this article, John Sutherland talks us through four key aspects for successful collaboration and demonstrates how sometimes collaborative advantage is of far more


Innovation Strategy

January 19, 2015 • Business Process, Global Business, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Christoph Loch and Stelios Kavadias Many top level executives are still hopelessly behind when it comes to designing an effective innovation strategy in the digital age. Below, Christoph Loch and Stelios Kavadias outline the ways in which organisations can


Opening the Eyes of the Digitally Myopic!

January 19, 2015 • Big Data & Analytics, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Global Business, INNOVATION, Internet of Things, SPECIAL FEATURES, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Eric Duffaut There are none so blind as those who will not see. They’ll probably go bankrupt too. It has never been easier to create, seize and profit from a business opportunity than today. Only two ingredients are needed: innovation and speed. Oh, and