Why Leaders Who Listen Achieve Breakthroughs

As a leader, communicating can sometimes feel like Groundhog Day. No matter how hard you try to get your message across, it is all too easy to find the next day that you face the same blank stares, predictable objections, and questions that indicate that you failed to make it stick — that people just…

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Business Strategy – Staying on top

Business Strategy – Staying on top Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works. By A.G. Lafley and Roger Martin. Harvard Business Review Press; 272 pages; $27 and £17.99. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk BOSSES fail for many different reasons. Some are just unlucky. Some are sunk by their lack of ambition. As Alan Lafley and Roger…

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Building Smarter Teams

Building Smarter Teams What if you could measure the intelligence of a group? What if you could predict which committees, assigned to design a horse, would end up with a camel, versus which would develop a thoroughbred—or a racecar? The MIT Sloan School of Management’s Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI) was set up to accomplish…

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Technology Trends – Economic Impact

Technology Trends – Economic Impact In this Washington Post article,  the author suggests that short-term economic indicators (e.g., jobs report, Feds latest policy meeting) don’t really impact our lifestyle and standard of living.  Instead,  it is innovation that impacts us. The temptation for futurists is to identify the new and exciting technologies.  Associates from the…

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Developing winning products for emerging markets

Developing winning products for emerging markets A large automaker designed, developed, and—with appropriate fanfare—launched a commercial truck in India’s burgeoning and highly competitive market. The vehicle was engineered to let owners in a range of emerging markets run the trucks longer and faster, and at a relatively low operating cost. Higher asset utilization, company leaders…

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Great Strategies – Not Enough

Great Strategies – Not Enough  The author of this Forbes’ article states that “Strategy is a necessary condition for success” however it isn’t enough. Unfortunately, Michael Porter’s strategy consulting firm – Monitor Group – when bankrupt. Michael Porter has been considered as the key thought leader in the field of strategy. Because of the failure,…

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Innovative Problem Solving

Innovative Problem Solving Rob McEwen had a problem. The chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian mining group Goldcorp knew that its Red Lake site could be a money-spinner—a mine nearby was thriving—but no one could figure out where to find high-grade ore. The terrain was inaccessible, operating costs were high, and the unionized staff had…

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Volvo’s Flywheel System – Improves Fuel Efficiency by 25%

Volvo’s Flywheel System Volvo has developed a flywheel system that improves fuel efficiency by 25%. Volvo has been testing kinetic flywheel technology – known as “Flywheel KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System). The testing of this complete experimental system for kinetic energy recovery was carried out during 2012. The results show that this technology combined with…

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China’s Economy – Will China Slow Down?

China’s Economy – Will China Slow Down? In the popular imagination, China’s economy is often viewed as a lopsided three-horse chariot: exports and investment are steroid-fed giants, while consumption is a dwarf, perhaps intentionally stunted by government policy. But there are a few things wrong with this image. While China does need to adjust to…

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Bank of Thailand Chief calls for proactive strategy by financial firms

Bank of Thailand Chief calls for proactive strategy by financial firms The governor of the Bank of Thailand has urged financial institutions to adopt a proactive business strategy while the government plays a role in drawing the financial landscape for more international competitiveness amid Thailand’s real economic structural adjustments and rising competition in the financial…

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