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The 4 P’s: Saving 25% of Meeting Time

July 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Business Process, John Sutherland on Leadership and Teamwork, Strategic SpotlightComments (1)

By John Sutherland Ineffective meetings are the bugbear of many organisations. In this article, John Sutherland, Director of Strategic resource introduces and discusses the 4 P’s model. He advises that setting out the 4 P’s – Person, Purpose, Process and Product for any form of teamwork or organisational meetings promotes efficiency,

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Your Seventh Sense: Beyond Mindfulness

July 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Leadership Development, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By William Duggan In this article, Willian Duggan explores the practice of Free Your Mind, a way to turn stress into strategy and to turn negative thoughts into strategic thinking. This article shows how to cultivate rational thoughts and positive energy by

The Practice Of Strategy

July 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Business Process, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Carlos Rey Peña and Joan E. Ricart What is strategy? In this article, the authors view strategy as a discipline that harmonizes business model innovation with company principles and simultaneously meets the requirements of market demands. Their aim is to

Fads and Fashions in Management

July 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Adrian Furnham In this article, the author shows that many fads and fashions in management are short lived and based upon flimsy evidence, yet enjoy a period of support. His arguments are important tools for managers who want to understand the substance

Behavioral Strategy: Thoughts and Feelings in the Decision-making Process, the Unconscious and the Company’s Success

July 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Claudia Nagel It is evident that the psychology of the decision-making person – to a certain extent the human factor – plays an important role in the finding and determination of strategies.  Bearing in mind that strategic decisions are never made as

Moving Beyond the Anecdotal: What Will It Take to Create Your Digital 2.0 Business Model?

May 23, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Strategic SpotlightComments (1)

By Todd Fisher and Richard Lynch A Strategy to Execution planning process focused on Technology Strategy, will raise the TQ (Technology Quotient) of ...

Aargau – The Swiss High-Tech Canton in Hot Pursuit of Silicon Valley

May 22, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

“Hightech Aargau” is a program of the Aargau government to encourage innovation and growth. With that, the canton of Aargau aims to become the leading hub and role model for high-tech innovation and development in Switzerland. In short: the canton

Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious

March 12, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Lloyd E. Shefsky Strategic reinvention is a powerful engine for value creation, but business leaders sometimes miss opportunities to harness it. Lloyd Shefsky uses examples from across sectors to help executives understand how to better identify and

Strategic Transformation at Tennis Canada

January 19, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, People Management, Editors' Pick, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Roger Martin Aside from the small percentage of hugely successful game-changing start-ups like Apple, Microsoft and Google it can be hard for a small organisation to compete with giants in a competitive market. Below Roger Martin uses his gameplan for

Marketing Lessons Luxury Wine Brands Teach us About Authenticity and Prestige

January 19, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Editors' Pick, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Klaus Heine and Francine Espinoza Petersen Luxury brands have spent decades, and sometimes centuries, cultivating the perfect mix of authenticity and prestige to remain successful among their peers. Below Klaus Heine and Francine Espinoza Petersen analyse