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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 achieving growth for Tennis Canada (the governing body of tennis for Canada) to demonstrate …

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Unpacking the ‘Big Data’ Skill Set: It’s not Just – or Even Mostly – About the Data

January 19, 2015 • Big Data & Analytics, Talent Management, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Mihnea Moldoveanu Big Data presents challenges and opportunities that need a new set of skills. Current formulations of the Big Data skill set are reductive and restrictive, and programmes set up to hastily address the very real labour market shortage have

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“I Can’t Help You:” The Dangers of Employees Disablement in the Social/Media Era

January 19, 2015 • Big Data & Analytics, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Social Media, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak The quality of customer service has been steadily declining in recent years, but now that increasing digitisation has shifted more power to the consumer. Christopher Surdak demonstrates that bad service can, and will, become detrimental

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Preparing for Uncertainty: How to use Creaction at Work

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

By Len Schlesinger and Charles Kiefer In an excerpt from their book, Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future, the authors Len Schlesinger and Charles Kiefer demonstrate how you can change the status quo and implement Creaction (a blend

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The Innovator’s Method

January 19, 2015 • Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Global Business, INNOVATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer Innovation is about uncertainty and nonstandard processes, so why is it that management literature and advice still deals in certainties? Because the traditional tools of business planning have not caught up with the new kind of

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Making Capabilities Explicit is The Work of Leadership

November 18, 2014 • Leadership Development, SPECIAL FEATURES, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Richard Lynch, Amber Román And Derval Kennedy In “Clarifying Strategy Is Simple. Aligning Your Organisation Is Not.” (The European Business Review, Sept/Oct 2014) the authors make the case that the clearest route to aligning and communicating strategy