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Leading The Capability Revolution

January 11, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Strategic SpotlightComments (1)

By Jonathan Trevor These are revolutionary times, we believe, and our established notions of leadership, many of which are more romantic than functional, must change too in this brave new world if our organizations are to continue to be effective. Existing bureaucratic models of business, organization and leadership, all of which have served us extremely

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You Must Own Your Reputation: Networking, Entrepreneurship and Reputation

November 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Jim Pulcrano Reputation is owned by the people who gossip about you1.  

Softscaling: A New Growth Strategy for Volatile Environments

November 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global BusinessComments (0)

By Ritu Agarwal and Peter Weill In an increasingly volatile world what were tried and true business maxims yesterday probably won’t work today. Just think Blockbuster and Borders. To understand how to thrive in volatile business environments we studied five

Reclaiming the Battlefield of Consumer Influence

September 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Paul F. Nunes and Joshua B. Bellin Companies are increasingly finding their marketing messages contradicted – or worse, turned against them – by a new set of “advisers.” These online channels, including TripAdvisor, Amazon.com and many more,

Simpler Organisation Designs Improve Company Performance and Employee Motivation

September 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, People Management, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Simon Collinson, Melvin Jay & Mary Pizzey Walmart earns $400 billion each year by serving over 100 million customers every week in 4,500 retail locations (covering a land-area that is greater than Manhattan) with products from over 100,000 suppliers. A

Transforming the Global Supply Chain

July 22, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Carlos Cordon and Winter Nie The rise of the emerging economies, fluctuating prices in commodities, the lingering effects of the global financial crisis and an unprecedented series of natural disasters are forcing major transformations in the global supply

Making China Your Top Priority

July 22, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Delivering Innovation - Accenture ResearchComments (0)

By Gong Li, Henry Egan and Andrew Sleigh Companies have never had such an array of options when it comes to investment opportunities in the emerging world. However, as businesses rush to expand their geographic footprint in the next wave of emerging markets,

The Will and Skill to be Strategic

July 17, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Corporate Governance, Global BusinessComments (0)

By Patrick R. Dailey & Chuck Russell Strategy guidance is a board’s most crucial responsibility. With contemporary directors repeatedly being exhorted to step up their contribution to strategy, the question below tests any Chairman’s confidence in

How Europe Can Rebuild Skills and Generate Growth

July 17, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Delivering Innovation - Accenture ResearchComments (0)

By Tim Cooper, Athena Peppes, Mark Purdy and Matthew Robinson Europe is facing a jobs and unemployment crisis that is unprecedented in recent times

The Employee Owned Business Model During Growth and Adversity: How Well Does it Hold Up?

July 17, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Succession PlanningComments (0)

By Joseph Lampel, Ajay Bhalla & Pushkar P. Jha Criticism of modern corporate capitalism in the wake of the current economic crisis is reawakening interest in alternative ownership and governance models such as employee owned businesses (EOBs). EOBs are