Strategy – A CEO’s guide to innovation in China

Strategy – A CEO’s guide to innovation in China China is innovating. Some of its achievements are visible: a doubling of the global percentage of patents granted to Chinese inventors since 2005, for example, and the growing role of Chinese companies in the wind- and solar-power industries. Other developments—such as advances by local companies in…

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Strategy – How Strategists Lead

Strategy – How Strategists Lead A Harvard Business School professor reflects on what she has learned from senior executives about the unique value that strategic leaders can bring to their companies. Seven years ago, I changed the focus of my strategy teaching at the Harvard Business School. After instructing MBAs for most of the previous…

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The social side of strategy

The Social Side of Strategy Crowdsourcing your strategy may sound crazy. But a few pioneering companies are starting to do just that, boosting organizational alignment in the process. Should you join them? MAY 2012 • Arne Gast and Michele Zanini Source: Organization Practice , Strategy Practice In This Article Sidebar: Collaborative strategic planning: Three observations…

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Becoming more strategic: Three tips for any executive

Becoming More Strategic: Three Tips for Any Executive “We are entering the age of the strategist. Managing the strategy journey is a powerful means of coping with today’s more volatile environment is increasing the time a company’s top team spends on strategy.” “At a good number of companies, corporate strategy has long represented the bland…

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Leadership

Leadership and the Art of Struggle Leaders Grow through Challenge and Adversity . San Francisco: Barrett-Koehler Publishers, 2012. With some reservations this book is an excellent approach to developing individuals for leader roles. First, the Foreword by Bill George is worth reading. In it you can see more of this self-reflective individual’s development that has…

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Entrepreneur success

Entrepreneur Success Want to know the secret to explosive growth? Look to companies like Lamp Post Group for clues.   The founders of Lamp Post Group weren’t content with the success of their initial venture, logistics company Access America Transport. They wanted something more, something bigger. Apparently, they figured out how to achieve just that. In…

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Business Analytics – Business Results

Business Analytics – Business Results Business analytics is used to help organizations make fact-based decisions.  It involves analyzing data in ways that provide deep insights. According to joint research conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review and IBM Institute for Business Value study,  55% of organizations now apply analytics to create a competitive advantage within their…

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5 Reasons Why Strategy Fails

5 Reasons Why Strategy Fails The author of the article, Nilofer Merchant (CEO of Rubicon Consulting), shares that there five reasons why strategy fails in small, medium and large-sized companies: 1. Blaming Nilofer explains that there a countless reasons that people blame when a strategy fails. They argue that the failure is due to: poor…

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Social Media Predictions for 2013

Social Media Predictions for 2013 To try and determine exactly what 2013 could look like, Social Media Examiner asked 21 experts. 2013 will probably be the year of visual marketing and advertising. Pictures and videos completed right are really powerful . As social media marketing starts to evolve in 2013, brand names understand that with…

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Winning with Content Marketing in 2013

Winning with Content Marketing in 2013 Here are highlights and comments from the Mashable article, “10 Ways Brands Will Win With Content Marketing in 2013″ Practice will be over:  Learning about digital marketing isn’t enough.  It is game time.  Marketers need to drive traffic, leads, and sales through content marketing initiatives Microsites will die:  …

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