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Lessons from the Front: A Practitioner’s Guide to Waging War on Complexity

March 22, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Stephen A.Wilson & Andrei Perumal Complexity is now top of the agenda for many Chief Executives. In today’s world—that is, after the financial collapse—companies’ plans for top-line growth are being scrutinized to determine whether they will deliver profitable top-line growth. Investors are questioning cost structures that are out of line.

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So, you think you have a strategy? Five poor excuses for a strategy

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Corporate Governance, Global BusinessComments (0)

By Freek Vermeulen No matter how colourful your PowerPoint presentation, it does not mean you have a strategy. So what is strategy and what are the most common mistakes one can make when presenting a strategy?   You might also like: Reinvention: Critical

Beyond Effectiveness: Attractiveness and Unity as Criteria For Decision-Making in Organizations

January 23, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Josep M. Rosanas Management, has to do with people and getting people together as the first priority. Unfortunately, mechanistic models that assume a behavior has to do only with incentives, profits or value, seem to be the dominating force in the last few

Binary Options: An Innovative and Intelligent Way of Trading

January 23, 2012 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Finance & EconomicsComments (2)

By Banc De Binary Founded in the wake of the 2008 decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to list binary options on the US financial markets, Banc De Binary has enjoyed exponential growth over the past 14 months. With binary options trading

Creating a Sustainable Society through Integrated Reporting Delivered via Cloud Computing

January 23, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, People ManagementComments (0)

By Kyle Armbrester and Robert G. Eccles A sustainable strategy is best reinforced through integrated reporting, a new management practice based on an integrated presentation of financial and nonfinancial (e.g., environmental, social, and governance)

Needs-Based Coaching: Employee Motivation in a New Light

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Coaching, People ManagementComments (2)

By Craig Perrin Behind every unmotivated employee is a leadership problem to be solved. Yet many leaders see motivation as a game of rewards and punishment. Forget the cash. Forget the threats. To engage today’s workforce, a leader is well advised to seek

Has the quality of our politicians declined or is the world becoming impossible to manage?

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Global Business, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Michael Cox We live not just in ‘interesting times‘, but in quite extraordinary times where few in the West now appear to have much confidence any longer in the notion of the West. Time therefore to take a moment to reflect on how these multiple and

Overcoming the Triple Hurdle of Diversity Management

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, MBA & Executive Education, People ManagementComments (0)

By Winfried Ruigrok Diversity management is a key instrument to position your company as a preferred employer. Fail to recite this mantra and you risk losing the attention of the majority of young graduates in Europe today.   You might also like:

Reinventing Management

January 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Corporate Governance, Global Business, Emerging IdeasComments (2)

 By Julian Birkinshaw What is the future of management? Can management be reinvented to make it more effective as an agent of economic progress and more responsive to the needs of employees? You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but

Inner Work Life: The Engine of Performance

January 23, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer Workers around the world are becoming increasingly disengaged from their jobs. AON Hewitt found a global drop of four percent in engagement levels in 2010 – the largest single-year drop in 15 years. And Gallup recently