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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 with an operating model that fosters new ideas and is not …

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The End of Competitive Advantage

November 7, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (11)

By Rita McGrath Businesses are competing in increasingly volatile and uncertain global situations. Below, Rita McGrath suggests that stability, not change, is the state that is most dangerous in dynamic competitive environments, and argues that the end of

Dynamism and Discontinuity: Eight Trends in the Business Environment that will Shape Strategy

September 8, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Emerging IdeasComments (1)

By Mike Canning & Eamonn Kelly The need for bold strategies to capitalise on the dynamism of our times has never been greater. Below, Mike Canning and Eamonn Kelly outline eight trends that are shaping the competitive futures of firms. You might also

New Business Creation Among BRICS Seven Times Faster Than G7 Since The Financial Crisis

September 8, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International RSM International is the seventh largest global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Below, a comparative study examines the impact of the global financial crisis on businesses across diverse global

ShoreTel: Brilliantly Simple Business Solutions

September 8, 2013 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Mobility & E-CommerceComments (0)

With ShoreTel, organisations enjoy freedom of choice. ShoreTel’s purpose-built solutions remove the barriers and complexities that other providers throw in the way, and with fewer resources tied up in a phone system, an organisation can focus on the real

Collaborative Creativity: Leading High Performance through Theatre

September 8, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, SPECIAL FEATURES, MBA & Executive Education, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By Quinn Bauriedel & Jeff Klein Like the multitude of teams in any organization, theatre works under tight timeframes, combines many individuals with different talents, and communicates a vision of the world with the intent to attract and transform its

Four Truths About Marketing Lady Gaga

August 8, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Women in Leadership, Marketing & Consumers, Editors' Pick, Social MediaComments (10)

By Mathieu Deflem ‘There can be no fame attained, nor any accompanying revenue acquired, in any career based on artistic or other intrinsically valid accomplishments that is not also supported by an appropriate infrastructure. Even Mozart had to eat. And

BoardVantage: Success Beyond the Boardroom

May 9, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Corporate Governance, Business Mobility & E-CommerceComments (0)

Used by over half the Fortune 100 companies, BoardVantage is making the paperless boardroom a reality. You might also like: Enhancing value through customer centric supply chain Tailoring the Strategy Function for Success The E-Car Will Change Human Behaviour

Executive S&OP – Put it Front and Centre for Your Organisation

May 9, 2013 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Supply Chain, Supply Chain ManagementComments (0)

By Karin Bursa Does your company have the right S&OP process in place? These 5 steps to success allow you to assess trade-offs between many interdependent business components: demand and market opportunities, customer service, inventory investments,

A ‘Sigh of Relief’ at Davos: Confidence and Caution Shared Center Stage

March 10, 2013 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Michael Useem “Wharton management professor Michael Useem, returning from his 11th trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, reports that confidence in the global economy is back “in the world’s inner circles of business and policy.” But he also