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Winning the War for the Best Female Talent

July 20, 2016 • Coaching, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Women in LeadershipComments (0)

By Christie Hunter Arscott, Lauren Noël & Douglas Ready The International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR) identifies five key themes that emerging women leaders value which companies should focus on to attract, advance, and retain aspiring women leaders. You might also like: Evolving Leadership in the Digital Age Disrupting the

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Disrupting the disruption: 10 Principles for Digital Success

July 20, 2016 • Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, TransformationComments (0)

By Chris Outram These ten principles for success will steer the most digitally ambitious organisations (pure-play or hybrid) safely along on the road to digital success.   In the world of digital business, the line between strategy and tactics is

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Why has Microsoft paid US$26 billion for business networking platform LinkedIn?

July 4, 2016 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, Social Media, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Mark Skilton The Microsoft move to acquire LinkedIn is a better move than past buyouts, the infamous failure of the Microsoft purchase of Nokia mobile phone business in 2013 at $7.2 Billion is a fraction of the $26 Billion for LinkedIn. But this is a

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Building the Everything Store: Amazon’s Cycles of Creativity and Circles of Destruction

May 31, 2016 • Business Process, Editors' Pick, Global Business, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Supply ChainComments (2)

By Sean Culey In just 20 years, Amazon has grown from an online startup focusing on selling books, to a devastating multi-platform, multi-industry technological disruptor, predicted to be worth $3 trillion by 2026. In his latest article, Sean Culey describes

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Mastering Innovation in Family Firms: How to Resolve the Ability vs. Willingness Paradox

May 31, 2016 • Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Succession PlanningComments (1)

By Alfredo De Massis and Federico Frattini Family firms represent a highly ubiquitous form of business organisation globally and are the backbone of many industrialised and developing world economies. This article discusses how can family firm managers use

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Leveraging Collaborations to Create Shared Value

May 31, 2016 • Business Process, Finance & Economics, Global Business, OPERATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Hervé Legenvre, Francois Bacalou & Hugues Schmitz In this article the authors discuss how the competitiveness of an organisation and the health of the communities around it are mutually dependent, connecting the two ideas and showing how to make them

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Managing Customer Satisfaction Better

May 26, 2016 • Editors' Pick, Marketing & Consumers, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (0)

By Johannes Habel Many companies draw the wrong conclusions from their customer surveys. There is a simple method that can provide a remedy, leading to better decisions.   You might also like: Socialise for Success: Three Key Steps for Better Business

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The Secret Life of Crowdfunding

May 24, 2016 • Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Finance & Economics, INNOVATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (1)

By Adam J. Bock and Denis Frydrych Crowdfunding is a much-hyped tool for entrepreneurs to access capital anywhere in the world. While media and public perception have generally been positive, the data suggests high failure rates for crowdfunding campaigns. We

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The Key Levers for Sales Transformation Success

May 24, 2016 • Global Business, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TransformationComments (1)

By Warren Shiver and Michael Perla For a sales organisation to reach its “ideal transformational advantage” it needs to pull the right levers in the sales force and across the entire organisation to drive meaningful and significant improvement. In this

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Managing People in Mergers and Acquisitions Part 2: Integration and Survival

May 24, 2016 • Business Process, Corporate Governance, Global Business, OPERATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent Management, Team ManagmentComments (1)

By Guido Stein and Marta Cuadrado In Part One, we addressed the key reasons why companies decide to pursue merger, the reasons why many of them fail, and the realities of mergers. In Part Two of this article, we will discuss human due diligence in Section 1.