Joseph Robinson's Blog (12)

When Execution Becomes Imperative: Learn the 5 Principles of Innovation Strategy

In an era of digital business and rapid technology change, virtually no company can ignore the imperative to innovate. Failing to do so is an invitation to lose business.

To learn how companies are responding to this mandate, PwC conducted a major global study in 44 countries. The goal was to understand how leaders view…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on December 6, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Capabilities-Driven Strategy: The Key to Getting your Growth Strategy Right

Formulating a Capabilities-Driven Strategy (CDR) is easy, but the execution is difficult, especially in turbulent times. This is not the time to find a cave and hibernate until the economic storm passes. It is unlikely that the storm will pass anytime soon.…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on December 4, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

When the Going Gets Rough, Unlearn to Learn the 5 Leadership Practices of Capabilities-Driven Strategy (CDR)

Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.  The more we play golf, the more we realize that there is a negative correlation between how hard we swung and how far we hit the ball.  In golf, rarely is much accomplished from merely swinging hard. Sheer…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on December 2, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Sharpening Your Edge to Growth: The 10 Principles of Culture

A company’s cultural situation is challenging, multidimensional, and difficult to deal with. It constitutes a powerful set of emotional resources. To a degree, culture can be compared to natural forces such as winds and tides. These elements are there in the background, sometimes unnoticed, sometimes obvious. Endowed with immense power, they can waylay…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on December 1, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Strategy and Finance Alignment: The Key to Optimizing Target Operating Model

Industries today are in a state of flux driven by volatile market forces. Although every company devises a strategy for creating long- term differentiation for goods and services, still various dynamics are emerging.

Across industries, market changes are affecting how Finance needs to operate. Finance must anticipate the implication…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on November 30, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Taking the Road Less Traveled: Building Leadership Credibility

Leadership is the relationship between people who aspire to lead and those who choose whether or not to follow. Leadership hinges on the leader’s credibility which is difficult to build and easy to lose.

CEOs of BP, Wells Fargo and Volkswagen have learned that…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on November 29, 2019 at 2:12pm — No Comments

When FAST Beats SMART: The Strategic Method to Goal Setting

Goal Setting used to be done in a conventional way. Managers hold one-on-one meetings with their subordinates to set goals. Performances are reviewed against objectives and these are linked to promotion and bonus decisions. The same managers aspire their goals to be SMART –…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on November 29, 2019 at 2:06pm — No Comments

The 7 Fundamentals of Innovation: Your Guidepost to Doing Innovation Better than the Rest

Managing innovation is an important process only a few organization can master very well.  It is because the innovation process is not fully understood or implemented and the innovation culture is still immature.

While Innovation Management is recognized…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on October 19, 2019 at 8:26am — No Comments

Redefining the Imperative in Mergers and Acquisitions – The Target Operating Model

When organizations go into Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), its future operating state changes. A fundamental question will arise as to what the Target Operating Model (TOM) of the resultant organization will look like.…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on October 19, 2019 at 8:23am — No Comments

Need to Have High-Performing Teams? Master the Stages of Team Development

Forming a team takes time. Companies cannot expect a new team to perform well when it first comes together. Members often go through stages as they change from being a collection of strangers to a united group with common goals.

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on October 19, 2019 at 8:18am — No Comments

Learning the SKS Model and IL/IW/WI Model to Giving Effective Feedback

According to Charles Coonradt, a Management Consultant, “The failure to give appropriate and timely feedback is the most extreme cruelty that we can inflict on any human being."

The feedback project can be stressful. Many people feel fear to ask about their performance. Yet, there are strategies…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on October 19, 2019 at 8:12am — No Comments

The Power of Matrix Management 2.0 – Gaining Market Leadership

Operating a Matrix Organization can be a challenging task. Complex geographical structures, cultural barriers, functional divides, conflicting barriers, and mana gement silos abound.

Matrices are often necessary though this may create uncomfortable ambiguity for employees.…

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Added by Joseph Robinson on October 19, 2019 at 8:04am — No Comments

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