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Developing an Innovation Mindset: Investing on Technology is Never Enough

Organizations today are spending money on the latest technologies and working hard to solve problems as they arise. Yet, sad to say, this is simply not enough.

Today, to get on top of today’s fiercely competitive business environment, organizations need to take a strategic move: Develop an Innovation Mindset. What is an…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on April 6, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments

I Ain't Blue, I am Different: The Innovation Leadership Mindset

Today’s C-suite is making a significant investment in new technologies.  Yet, it is failing to achieve full value. Technologies are being deployed in pockets or silos without a Strategy for scaling the Innovation from these technologies across the enterprise. Unable to scale their Innovation, organizations are not realizing the full benefits…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on April 1, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Leadership Presence: The Face of Today’s Leadership

“Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” - John C. Maxwell

Many people in a position of authority struggle with their Leadership Presence. They have adopted the kind of persona that they…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 30, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Delivery Not Keeping up with Consumers Demand? Put Agility in Your Supply Chain Network Design

No free lunch was ever served quickly. Traditional supply chain cannot offer both low prices and fast delivery.

Online retailing has changed. Before, we see e-commerce companies fulfilling consumer demand from a small number of large-scale warehouses that carried a similar catalog of items. Inventory for low-volume products…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 27, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Objectives and Key Results (OKR): Your Management Strategy to Achieving That Goal

Peter Drucker, one of the first managerial thinkers, introduced MBO or Management by Objectives. This eventually paved the way for the birth of the Objectives and Key Results (OKR)…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 25, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Digital Supply Chain Strategy: How to Counter Potential Disruptions in Today’s Digital Age

In today’s digital age, organizations are faced with the changing nature of the demand curve and the element of uncertainty in the supply chain. For operations teams, the challenge and competitive advantage have become: How well do you respond and execute against ongoing uncertainty.

With the world being so unpredictable, chaos is now…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 25, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Board Excellence 101: Your Guide to Building A Forward-looking Board

The amount of time the Board of Directors spend on their work and commit to strategy is rising. Directors say they dedicate more time now to their Board duties than ever before.  In fact, since 2011, the directors have cut in half the gap between the actual and ideal amount of…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 23, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

A Startling Fact about Analytics-driven Organizations

Enterprises invest in Analytics to improve Decision Making and outcomes across the business. This is from Product Strategy and Innovation to Supply Chain Management,…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 20, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

Stop Making Unreliable Human Judgments: The Science of Strategic Decision Making

Human judgment can be unreliable as these are all susceptible to errors. In Strategy Development,  organizations make a lot of strategic decisions.  These strategic decisions share a common feature: they are evaluative judgments.

In making these tough calls, a large amount…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 20, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

When Physical Office Becomes Passe, Are We Ready for Virtual Teams?

Richard Branson, British business and philanthropist once said: “One day, offices will be a thing of the past.”

While organizations still need to travel to reach their physical offices, the rapid changes in the world are requiring businesses to form…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 18, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

How to Achieve Board Excellence? Here's a Guide to Engaging Your Board

The business has become more challenging as the global market becomes more demanding. This change in the global market is putting pressure not only on Management but also on the Board. Strategy Development now demands that organizations should not only be effective but there…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 18, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Best Practices: Your Guide to Driving Performance Improvements

More sophisticated managers explicitly use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to promote cross-functional--not just vertical--alignment. For them, KPIs are the means and methods for rigorously defining and measuring the fundamentals that matter.

Why are KPIs…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 16, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Burke-Litwin Change Model: Today’s Most Influential Model on Organizational Change

Organizations are continually searching for innovative ways of enhancing competitiveness. This is brought about by evolving external factors such as changing demographics, globalization, and technology. Because of changing dynamics, it has required managers to rapidly rethink and retool their organizational management strategies.

Coming up…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 16, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

Business Process Reengineering (BPR) Implementation Guidelines: Preventing the Risk of Failure

Business Process Reengineering (BPR) can be a great success but it can also be a great failure.

After months or years of careful redesign, organizations can achieve dramatic improvements in individual processes.  However, a…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 13, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

Modernize Your Board’s Role in M&A and Achieve the Greatest Deals

Many large corporations depend on M&A for growth and executives can boost the value that deals create. But poorly executed M&A can saddle investors with weak returns on capital for details. In fact, the margin between success and failure is slim.

Many…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 11, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Achieve Board Excellence? Have A High Impact, Strategic Board

The pressure on Boards and Directors to raise their game has remained acute. A survey of more than 770 directors from public and private companies across the industries around the world suggested that some are responding more energetically than others.

There is a…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 11, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Use Leavitt's Diamond to Achieve Change

“The only thing that is constant is Change.” - Heraclitus

An epidemic of change is happening globally--reengineering, restructuring, and revamping! Workplaces seem to be launching one change initiative after another.  Digital Transformation is happening everywhere.…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 9, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

Advancing Digital Transformation in the Highest Form: The Next-gen Operating Model

Companies often know where they want to go when it comes to Strategy Development. Companies want to be more agile, quicker to react, and more effective. They want to deliver great customer experience, take advantage of new technologies to cut costs, improve quality and…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 8, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

Making it Right the First Time: The Road to Operating Model Transformation

Lean Management plays a significant role in putting in place processes, capabilities, and tools to improve how businesses operate. But , the Digital Age has increased both the opportunities for businesses who know how to react and the difficulty of getting it right.

Tasks performed by humans are…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 7, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

The 3 Effective Tests of Assessing Human Dynamics of the Board

Many Boards have improved their structures and processes. Yet, despite all the corporate-governance reforms undertaken, many Boards failed the test of the financial crisis. This shows that even if the Board of Directors is stacked with high qualified members and best…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on March 6, 2020 at 7:36am — No Comments

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