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A Transformation Manifesto

September 17, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (0)

By Richard Lynch and Jack Calhoun Transformation is not about external forces, they are inevitable. It’s not about reorganisations, they don’t work. There are more profound issues with the very nature of business models and design of work. Misaligned leadership, functional hierarchy, obsolete business models, archaic governance models, and the lack of

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Strategising to Win On the Global Playing Field: Making Real Strategic Choices in People Operations

September 17, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, People Management, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (0)

By Bart Tkaczyk Attract the best people. Own shares either in good ships, or in none at all. Make your ship attractive, then good people will join it and it will be well manned.– from The Vikings’ Guide to Good Business: On How to Do Business Overseas and

Learn or Die: Every Business Will Be In The Business of Learning

May 23, 2015 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, TransformationComments (1)

By Edward D. Hess The velocity of business change will increase over the next decade driven by technology advances making the speed and quality of adaptive learning an organisational strategic imperative. That will require most organisations to use the

The Heart of Change Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations

November 8, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, Global Business, TransformationComments (1)

By John P. Kotter & Dan S. Cohen In The Heart of Change, John P. Kotter and Dan S. Cohen argue that successful large-scale organizational change happens in eight stages, and show how the central challenge in all eight stages is not strategy, systems or

Leading towards Change of Ethics and Caring: Resisting Temptation and Reaping the Benefits

November 7, 2013 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Emerging Ideas, Social Impact, TransformationComments (0)

By Riane Eisler, Simon L. Dolan & Mario Raich Businesses stand at a crossroads, and our current systems are not sustainable given the present economic and environmental crises. In this article, Riane Eisler, Simon L. Dolan and Mario Raich suggest that

The Strategy-to-Execution Process: A Critical Component of Transient Competitive Advantage

November 7, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (0)

By Jack Calhoun It’s not simply having a good idea that separates marketplace winners from losers – it’s possessing the ability to execute. In fact, it’s no longer about having just one good idea – it’s about having a stream of them – coupled

Changes in Work, Changes in Self? Managing our Work and Non-Work Identities in an Integrated World

September 8, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Leadership Development, Team Managment, TransformationComments (0)

By Lakshmi Ramarajan & Erin M. Reid Diverse workplaces are challenging the boundaries between workers’ personal and professional lives, as workers today navigate employer pressures regarding who they are and who they can be outside of work. Below,

Leadership and Culture: Part 2 – Engaging the Enterprise: Creating a Growth Mindset Tribe

July 17, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Leadership Development, Team Managment, TransformationComments (2)

Mindset Tribe By Sean Culey Part 1 of this article (published in The European Business Review, May/June 2012) set out the case for Culture; it’s impact on financial performance, talent, effectiveness and morale, and why developing the right culture is

Delivering Transformational Change

March 23, 2012 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, TransformationComments (0)

By David Miller Change is becoming more frequent, radical and complex. Failure rates of change projects are high because organisations fail to implement the change fully. To overcome these challenges, the knowledge, skills and processes must be developed by

Managing Paradox: the discipline of strategic execution

November 24, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TransformationComments (0)

By Andrew Binns and Wendy Smith When a business faces the paradox between transforming for the future and securing its current market position, leading change requires a new toolkit. You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not