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Who’d be a School Leader? Current and Future Challenges

By Peter Earley Strong school leadership is viewed as especially important for the regeneration of failing schools. Below, Peter Earley draws upon recent research into...

The End of Competitive Advantage

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...

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

By Mike Canning & Eamonn Kelly The need for bold strategies to capitalise on the dynamism of our times has never been greater. Below, Mike...
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Competitive Advantage Through HR Innovation

By Upamali Amarakoon, Jay Weerawardena, & Martie-Louise Verreynne Despite great recognition for human resources (HR) as a source of value addition within firms, HR innovation...

When Relationships at Work, Work (And Don’t Work!)

By Rachel L. Morrison, Helena D. Cooper-Thomas & Susan Geertshuis Like them or loathe them we cannot escape the people we work with. In Relationships...

Changes in Work, Changes in Self? Managing our Work and Non-Work Identities in...

By Lakshmi Ramarajan & Erin M. Reid Diverse workplaces are challenging the boundaries between workers’ personal and professional lives, as workers today navigate employer pressures...

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

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...

Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Development

By Wim Naudé & Adam Szirmai   What is the relationship between technological innovation, entrepreneurship and development? Is it better for developing countries to adapt existing...

ShoreTel: Brilliantly Simple Business Solutions

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...

How Enterprises Exploit Five Digital Capabilities to Globalise

By Siew Kien Sia, Peter Weill & Christina Soh Some of the most successful enterprises have embraced global diversity and operate nimbly in multiple countries...

Overcoming Our Obsession With Technology While Getting The Best It Has To Offer

By Larry D. Rosen We are all showing signs of obsession, accessing our smartphones all day (and all night) due to a need to reduce...

Society in the Clouds

By Peter Lake & Elizabeth Uruchurtu There is no doubt that technology can make enormous changes to human society. Advances in Information and Communication technologies...

Creative Strategy: A Guide for Innovation From Mind To Method

By William Duggan In Creative Strategy: A Guide for Innovation, William Duggan shows how the human mind creates solutions to new problems and then translates...

The Daily Practice of Leadership Communication During Times of Change

By Terry Pearce In this article Terry Pearce, the author of LEADING OUT LOUD A Guide For Engaging Others In Creating The Future, places authenticity...

50+20 Management Education for the World: PART 2: Understanding the Core of the Vision

By Katrin Muff, Thomas Dyllick, Mark Drewell, John North, Paul Shrivastava & Jonas Haertle This article continues from Part I (in the last issue of...

PDF Documents Now Accessible to Enhance Supply Chain Integration

By Steve Hill For years the benefits of electronic integration of supply chain integration documents have been clearly identified by businesses, consultants and acknowledged in...

Best of All Worlds: Hybrid Models of Public-Service Delivery

By Tim Cooper & Matthew Robinson Governments around the world are facing increasing pressures on all fronts. From Europe to Japan to the United States,...

Don’t Despair: Growth from Consumer Behaviour Change in Developed-Market Economies

By Paul F. Nunes, Sam Yardley & Mark Spelman Mired in a period of low growth, developed economies are becoming increasingly tough places to do...
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First Look: Developing A New Map For Effective Business Succession in Family Businesses

By Richard Shrapnel Family Business Succession is never a simple, straightforward endeavour. Besides the financial outcomes of the transition, the human needs and emotional involvement...

Comparative Decision Making: An Emerging Interdiscipline

By Philip Crowley & Thomas Zentall How can we continue to analyse human decision making in an age when free will is considered to be...

BoardVantage: Success Beyond the Boardroom

Used by over half the Fortune 100 companies, BoardVantage is making the paperless boardroom a reality. The expansion of its internal functionality to different digital...

Turn Time Into Money: Faster Growth Through Digital Reuse

By Stephanie L. Woerner, Peter Weill, & Mark P. McDonald Today’s technologically savvy firms have created an internal digital reuse culture that significantly reduces time-to-market...

How Western Multinationals Can Organise to Win in Emerging Markets

By Vimal Choudhary, Martin Dewhurst & Alok Kshirsagar As Western multinationals shift their focus to emerging markets, they must adjust their structures, processes, and decision-making...

50+20 Management Education for the World: PART 1: Designing a Radically New Vision of...

By Katrin Muff, Thomas Dyllick, Mark Drewell, John North, Paul Shrivastava & Jonas Haertle Extracts from chapter 5 of the forthcoming book “Management education for...

Turning Talent Data into Talent Intelligence

By Nik Kinley & Shlomo Ben-Hur Talent management is built upon talent intelligence—the understanding that businesses have of the skills, expertise and qualities of their...

May – June 2013

Organisation & People Turning Talent Data into Talent Intelligence Nik Kinley & Shlomo Ben-Hur Identity In and Around Organisations Majken Schultz & Steve Maguire Business Education 50+20 Management...

Global Recessions: A Survivor’s Manual

By Irv Rothman The article is an excerpt from the book “Out-Executing the Competition: Building and Growing a Financial Services Company in Any Economy”, by...

CEOs, Mind Your Own Business! Why and How Corporate CEOs Should Pay More Attention...

By Andrew Campbell, Sven Kunisch & Günter Müller-Stewens The corporate office consists of the CEO and the corporate functions. It is the main vehicle for...

How Sustainability and Carbon Footprint Reduction is Transforming the DNA of Leadership Key Trends...

By Nikos Avlonas 2012 introduced several significant developments in sustainability, most notably around the issues of climate change, risk management, and supply chain ethics. June’s Rio+20...

Structuring Your Organization to Meet Global Aspirations

By Suzanne Heywood & Roni Katz The matrix structure is here to stay, but its complexity can be minimized, and companies can get more value...
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Making Corporate Learning Work

By Shlomo Ben-Hur & Nik Kinley Corporate Learning functions are under pressure to deliver like never before. Yet studies have repeatedly shown that business leaders’...

The Silicon Valleys of Latin America – searching for “Shared Value” development models

By Luciano Ciravegna Between 2003 and 2012 Latin America has lived through an unprecedented period of stability and positive economic performance. A region once associated...

Who Innovates Out of the Crisis?

By Daniele Archibugi, Andrea Filippetti and Marion Frenz The recent economic crisis has severely reduced the short-term willingness of firms to invest in innovation. But...

Accelerating Your Worldwide Business with a Hub in Switzerland

By Aargau Services Economic Promotion Switzerland has a stable, prosperous and high-tech economy thanks to its liberal economic system, its political stability, its high quality...

Will Innovation Save the Planet? How the principles of successful innovation could slow global...

By Morten Olsen “Combating climate change requires urgent and ambitious action,” proclaimed the RIO+20 summit held in June 2012. Yet, strong commitments failed to materialize...

Ethics + Business: Ingredients for Great Leadership

By Claudia Peus and Armin Pircher Verdorfer Imagine you have been asked to support a company with their employee survey. You have done your research,...

Disagreement to Convergence: Wisdom in Diversity

By Adam Kingl Teams typically desire harmony above all. The most common fear is that of conflict. The assumption is that conflict and effectiveness are...

Getting Ruthless With Your Processes

By Avinash Goyal, Suzanne Heywood & Toby Gibbs Consistent global processes add value—up to a point. New research helps companies find the right balance between...

Leading The Capability Revolution

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...

Board of Directors Oversight of Leadership Risk

By Patrick R. Dailey and Charles H. Bishop The practice of Enterprise Risk Management was born as a consequence of the Enron collapse in...

You Must Own Your Reputation: Networking, Entrepreneurship and Reputation

By Jim Pulcrano Reputation is owned by the people who gossip about you1.   This disquieting statement is by one of the preeminent researchers in the field...

Board Responsibility under the FCPA

By Thomas R. Fox and Ryan Morgan The nightmare of every corporate director is to wake up to find out that the company of the...

Transformers: Supply Chain 3.0 and How Automation will Transform the Rules of the Global...

By Sean Culey From the 1960’s up until the 1990’s Western manufacturing companies were out-performed by new levels of quality, cost and efficiencies emanating from...

Softscaling: A New Growth Strategy for Volatile Environments

By Ritu Agarwal and Peter Weill In an increasingly volatile world what were tried and true business maxims yesterday probably won’t work today. Just think...

The Benefits of Trusting More (with reservations)

By J. Keith Murnighan Trust is critical for leaders. Without trust, leadership is impossible. The problem, however, is that trust always entails risk. “Every stranger is...

Mobile Payments

By Christopher Coonen, EVP Global Solutions, Sales Marketing Strategy at Ingenico Market Trends The mobile technology market all over the world is booming, with consumer...

Transforming Employee Performance One Coaching Conversation at a Time

By Brian Souza Why is it that so many good people are such bad managers? It’s an interesting question, isn’t it? Often when I give...

Revenue Performance Management As A Business Growth Strategy

By Phil Fernandez For more than a decade, I have had a mantra that has guided my personal approach to leadership. It goes like this:...

Simpler Organisation Designs Improve Company Performance and Employee Motivation

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...

When Spending Hurts

By Nailya Ordabayeva and Pierre Chandon Thorstein Veblen coined the term conspicuous consumption in 1899 to describe spending with the intention of gaining social status.1...

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