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Leading The Capability Revolution

January 11, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Strategic SpotlightComments (1)

By Jonathan Trevor These are revolutionary times, we believe, and our established notions of leadership, many of which are more romantic than functional, must change too in this brave new world if our organizations are to continue to be effective. Existing bureaucratic models of business, organization and leadership, all of which have served us extremely

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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

Effectively Managing Innovation

July 22, 2012 • INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Daniel Evans At EMLYON we have had the opportunity to help develop the innovation efforts for companies around the world. Our combined experience suggests that there are some key factors that must be considered so that these efforts are effective. These

Sales Growth: Five Proven Strategies from the World’s Sales Leaders

July 17, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Finance & Economics, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (4)

By Thomas Baumgartner and Maria Valdivieso de Uster Achieving growth is enormously challenging in today’s complex and fast-changing business environment. But growth opportunities do exist for companies with the skill and will to find them. The rise of

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

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

The Anatomy of Board of Director Culture

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Patrick R. Dailey Culture matters more than before. Unless the right board culture is in place, nothing very special is likely to happen. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A Virus to

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

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