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The 7 Keys to Unlocking Organisational Greatness

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, People Management, Business Process, Leadership Development, Strategic Spotlight, Supply Chain, Team Managment, TransformationComments (0)

By Sean Culey Sean Culey, member of the European Leadership Team of the Supply Chain Council and CEO of business improvement consultancy SEVEN Collaborative Solutions, discusses the challenges of creating organisation wide process integration, strategic alignment and a culture of disciplined and effective execution.  He also gives an overview of a new

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Brain Science and the Tasks of the Manager

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Leadership Development, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Robert Chapman Wood, Gerald A. Cory Jr., and Osvald M. Bjelland Ego and empathy—the two great drivers of business—come from distinct sets of elements in our brains. Excellent business performance requires using the two sets effectively together. And a

Why Leaders Fail

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, Editors' Pick, Leadership Development, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Patrick R. Dailey “All too frequently, an exceptional executive encounters a corporate trap door, falls, and then derails. This article presents 21st century challenges—corporate trap doors—that arise to snare exceptional executives.” You might

What Managers Need to Know about Platforms

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Annabelle Gawer A new and powerful way to compete has taken shape in our business landscape: Platform competition You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat Early

Jumping the S-Curve: How to Reach the Top – and Stay There

May 20, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, OPERATION, Business Process, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Paul Nunes and Timothy Breene One obvious trait of high-performance companies is that they are all adept at launching new businesses — a process that we call climbing an “S-curve.” You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business

Commercial Property: Spotting the Opportunity

May 20, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Michael Keogh Property markets globally have recovered from the valuation declines recorded at the height of the financial crisis, but in large part, this has been restricted to quality product, in quality locations. Whilst theory would imply that a good

Why Emotions Are as “Soft” as Gold Bars (Making Money)

May 20, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Marketing & Consumers, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Dan Hill For brand-oriented consumers and leaders as well as your average worker, emotions matter. Emotions are central, not peripheral, to both marketplace and workplace behavior. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not