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The Hedgehog Effect: Building High Performance Teams

September 20, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, MBA & Executive Education, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Manfred Kets de Vries You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself. — Galileo Galilee You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat Early The Future of Gender Equality, from School to Boardroom Strategic …

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Transforming Employee Performance One Coaching Conversation at a Time

September 20, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Coaching, People Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Brian Souza Why is it that so many good people are such bad managers? It’s an interesting question, isn’t it? Often when I give a keynote, I’ll ask the audience by a show of hands how many people have ever had a lousy boss. Regardless of where I

Revenue Performance Management As A Business Growth Strategy

September 20, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Phil Fernandez For more than a decade, I have had a mantra that has guided my personal approach to leadership. It goes like this: Think Big. Start Small. Move Quickly. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious

Leadership Development and The High Performing Team: The Wharton Leadership Program

September 20, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, MBA & Executive Education, Coaching, People Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Jeff Klein One thing that I’ve never needed to convince an incoming Wharton MBA student is that they should become a leader. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and

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

Neuroeconomics. An Emerging Field of Theory and Practice

July 22, 2012 • INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, Emerging IdeasComments (2)

By James Giordano, Roland Benedikter and Nadia Flores This article gives a short, introductory overview of basic aspects of the emerging field of neuroeconomics, as a contemporary approach to economic theory and practice. In many ways, neuroeconomics can be

When Spending Hurts

July 22, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Finance & Economics, Emerging IdeasComments (1)

By Nailya Ordabayeva and Pierre Chandon Thorstein Veblen coined the term conspicuous consumption in 1899 to describe spending with the intention of gaining social status.1 Back then, large estates, vintage silverware, and expensive clothes were the typical

Brand Real: How Smart Companies Live Their Brand Promise and Inspire Fierce Customer Loyalty

July 22, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Marketing & ConsumersComments (0)

By Laurence Vincent Though an act of pure fiction, there were three magical minutes of television that reminded many of us who make our careers in the world of branding why we do what we do. Don Draper, the dashing but often mysterious protagonist of Mad Men,

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,