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Savvy and Skillful: a new look at office politics

April 10, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Adrian Furnham Until recently the concept of office politics was exclusively associated with dirty tricks and Machiavellian manipulation. But recently psychologists using the concept of political savvy and political skill have noted that managers can be politically aware and astute as well as behave ethically to achieve goals. The savvy manager is

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When Technology Meets Finance: An Interview with CFO, Rabobank Asia Niels Boudeling

March 31, 2018 • Finance & Economics, Digital TransformationComments (1)

Finance leaders are aware of the tremendous impact of technological advancements and of the need to improve their business strategies to keep their competitive advantage. In our conversation with Niels Boudeling, CFO at Rabobank Asia, we explored the changing

The Fintech Opportunity for Banks in Europe

March 21, 2018 • Finance & Economics, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Elena Mazzotti and Francesca Caminiti Propelled by data-driven innovation, fintech companies continue to gain traction – taking some financial firms by surprise. For banks that are looking into investing and partnering with fintechs to ensure relevance

Speaking Truth to Power

March 18, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Megan Reitz and John Higgins The need for transparency has never been more important, both in politics and in business. However, new research from Hult International Business School suggests that most leaders are genuinely blind to the fact of just how

The ROI of Wellbeing

February 26, 2018 • MacGregor on Executive Health, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Steven P. MacGregor I was teaching Masters students at IE’s School of Human Sciences and Technology this week. Teaching wellbeing at work to an average age of 25 was a refreshing experience. There was no need to try and convince them of the importance of

Machine Intelligence Will Shake Up Banking, But the Disruptors Won’t Be Fintech Startups

February 10, 2018 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Finance & Economics, Digital Transformation, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Urs Rohner and Howard Yu Artificial intelligence and machine learning are being woven into the fabric of every aspect of our lives. The financial sector, historically faced with inefficiencies, is already undergoing transformative change. But unlike

What really matters to Gen Z? Workplace tech or the team around them?

February 7, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People ManagementComments (0)

By Tony Bailey As students get their A-level results and graduate from university this summer, a new tranche of young people will enter the workforce. So what do their prospective employers need to do to attract and accommodate the best and brightest

Hunter or Hunted? How Digital Media and GDPR Increases Importance of Inbound B2B Sales

January 30, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Marketing & Consumers, Editors' PickComments (0)

By Laurence Minsky and Keith Quesenberry Today, through prior digital and social media research, organisational buyers approach their vendor sales teams much more informed. Hence, it is indispensable for B2B sales to focus on becoming a valued and trusted

To Find Value in the Digital Age, Find It for Others First

January 25, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Delivering Innovation - Accenture ResearchComments (0)

By Omar Abbosh, Vedrana Savic and Michael Moore To grow their businesses consistently, leaders must envision a much bigger picture of where value resides than they have traditionally. And they must be prepared to create much more value than they can capture

Limitless Vision Infinite Possibilities: The Story of Allied Wallet CEO Andy Khawaja and his Multi-Billion Dollar Company

January 24, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

“Keep on climbing, the sky is the limit and believe me you will never reach the top because it’s endless.” In this interview, CEO Andy Khawaja of Allied Wallet shares to us the story behind the most successful payment processing company across the