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The 3 C’s of Growth Leadership: Culture, Capabilities, and Configuration

May 9, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, People Management, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By George S. Day George S. Day’s new book Innovation Prowess: Leadership Strategies for Accelerating Growth is an essential guide to building a framework for superior growth through innovation. This article offers a preview on how to boost your innovation ability by adhering to the three big C’s: Culture, Capabilities and Configuration.   You might

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Turn Time Into Money: Faster Growth Through Digital Reuse


By Stephanie L. Woerner, Peter Weill, & Mark P. McDonald Today’s technologically savvy firms have created an internal digital reuse culture that significantly reduces time-to-market without any extra costs. However, reuse remains an underutilized

Developing Multicultural Competence

May 9, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Luciara Nardon, Richard M. Steers & Carlos J. Sanchez-Runde In our globally expanding economy, it is no longer enough for successful managers to have great directive skills, they must also be able to understand and adapt to the different cultures they

Turning Talent Data into Talent Intelligence

May 9, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, People Management, Digital Transformation, Emerging IdeasComments (1)

By Nik Kinley & Shlomo Ben-Hur Talent management is built upon talent intelligence—the understanding that businesses have of the skills, expertise and qualities of their people. It is the basis of every people decision that companies make and without

Design vs. Discovery: Which Way to Innovation?

March 10, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By William Duggan “Design thinking” is slowly but surely taking over the field of innovation. The result is terrific design.  But that’s not the same as innovation. Below, William Duggan argues the importance of “discovery”, a method that combines

Fast-Expanding Markets: Where New Growth Can Be Found!

March 10, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Emerging Ideas, Europe's recovery is possible. This is how…Comments (4)

By Terence Tse, Mark Esposito & Khaled Soufani This article is dedicated to provide a working definition of these markets, which we call “Fast-Expanding Markets” (FEMs). The need to coin a new term for such markets is increasingly urgent, as commonly

Why Our Decisions Get Derailed and How to Get Back on Track

March 10, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Francesca Gino The Ducati motorcycle racing team, Ducati Corse, decided to compete in a motorcycle racing circuit, the MotoGP, for the first time in 2003. The team had accumulated years of experience and success in other motorcycle racing circuits, but the

Unlocking Innovation Through Business Experimentation

March 10, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging IdeasComments (4)

By Stefan Thomke There is a downside to businesses that focus heavily on standardization, optimization, and driving out variability: Such organizations leave themselves vulnerable to underinvesting in experimentation and variation, which are the lifeblood of

How Sustainability and Carbon Footprint Reduction is Transforming the DNA of Leadership Key Trends for 2013

March 10, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Climate Change, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Nikos Avlonas 2012 introduced several significant developments in sustainability, most notably around the issues of climate change, risk management, and supply chain ethics. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always

Who Innovates Out of the Crisis?

January 11, 2013 • INNOVATION, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (1)

By Daniele Archibugi, Andrea Filippetti and Marion Frenz The recent economic crisis has severely reduced the short-term willingness of firms to invest in innovation. But this reduction has not occurred uniformly. A few firms are swimming against the stream by