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Top IoT Companies Grow Faster But Require All-In Commitment

September 7, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Future of Business, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By Peter Weill and Stephanie Woerner The Internet of Things is one of the many inevitable changes happening in our digital world. In this article, the authors provide key factors that will help a business thrive in an IoT-driven market. More importantly, they pose the question, will you be leading – or participating?   There …

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From Products to Solutions – Mastering Sales Force Incentives

August 30, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Finance & Economics, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Johannes Habel and Olaf Ploetner As B2B companies strive to become providers of solutions rather than products, sales managers face significant challenges. Among them: new requirements for incentivising sales teams.   In 2016, the world’s second

Are We in Good Shape for a Digital Transformation?

August 14, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Future of Business, TransformationComments (0)

By Anand Swaminathan & Jürgen Meffert Innovation cycles run ever faster – with each of us experiencing ever more discontinuity. Anand Swaminathan and Jürgen Meffert, Senior Partners at McKinsey and Company and authors of DIGITAL @ SCALE:  The

GLOOM vs. BLOOM OF THE FUTURE OF WORK: Can We Chart A Positive Roadmap?

August 2, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, People Management, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Mario Raich, Simon Dolan, Dave Ulrich, and Claudio Cisullo As the digital era is continuously in its process to ripen, discussions of destructive unforeseen scenarios are always on the picture especially in the aspect of work. In this article, the authors

Is Compassionate Leadership a Driver of Huawei’s Business Success?

July 27, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, David De Cremer on Management, Editors' Pick, Leadership Development, Team ManagmentComments (4)

By David De Cremer and Tian Tao In this article, the authors trace giant telecom Huawei’s success to its founder’s commitment to compassionate leadership. In a fast modernised wold, how do ancient Confucian and Buddhist teachings of compassion drive you,

The Art and Science of Negotiating a Job Offer

July 4, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Guido Stein and Kandarp Mehta In every professional’s journey, there are those defining moments which can change one’s entire career. In this article, the authors elaborate not only the strategies involved in job offer negotiations, but more

Adapting Your Digital Business to a Fragmented World

June 28, 2017 • Global Business, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Omar Abbosh, Paul Nunes and Armen Ovanessoff We are aware that this era calls for your business to be able to continuously adapt to emerging trends. But how?  The authors provide concrete data on current realities faced by digital businesses and steps on

Knowledge Architects Wanted

June 27, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Future of Business, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Tammi L. Coles Organisations that embrace cross-domain knowledge can attain sustainable agility. In this article, the author highlights the significant yet often overlooked difference between specialist knowledge and architectural knowledge in the

The Happiness Conundrum

June 20, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Coaching, People ManagementComments (0)

By Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries Based on a case example of a deeply unhappy person, this article examines the elusive topic of happiness, paying special attention to the Big Five theory of personality, the interface between health, resilience, and happiness,

The Business of People: Effective Strategies to Drive Success in Global Business

June 19, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, People ManagementComments (0)

By Sharon Schweitzer In this article, Sharon M. Schweitzer delves into the intricacies of the global marketplace. She shares an eight-point introduction in cultivating communication skills and developing self-awareness to gain the cultural intelligence to