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About Mark Bridges

Mark Bridges is a Senior Director of Strategy at Flevy, where he leads various Social Media Marketing initiatives for Flevy, including Inbound Marketing, Lead Generation, and Community Management. Flevy is a marketplace for business documents--specifically, documents used by folks who work in a business function (e.g. Marketing, Corporate Finance, IT, etc.). These documents can range from Excel Financial Models to customizable PowerPoint Templates to "How-To"​ Business Frameworks. Prior to Flevy, Mark worked as an Associate at McKinsey & Co. and holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. You can connect with Mark on LinkedIn here.

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Need to Manage Conflict at the Workplace? Use the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI)

A major reason for employees leaving their workplaces is conflicts with their bosses.  To succeed in today’s fiercely competitive market, organizations need to invest in developing their leadership, such that they further develop their teams by training them on the desired competencies and create a sense of engagement in them. A big challenge for leaders […]

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Lewin 3-Step Change Model: A Simple Yet Effective Framework to Manage Change

The rapidly evolving world necessitates organizations to change quickly to keep pace.  Organizations that are able to manage change well flourish, whereas those that don’t risk disruption or closure.  Change management varies greatly based on the nature of business and the people involved.  It also depends on how well people understand the change process. Various […]

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What’s the Best Way to Manage and Communicate with Virtual Teams?

The number of people working remotely has been increasing progressively across the globe.  An employee benefits report narrates that around 60% companies in the US offer telecommuting opportunities.  Telecommuting not only benefits people but also presents several advantages for organizations.  Research has attributed an increase in savings of around $2000 per employee each year on […]

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Organizational Culture Re-defined: 5 Behaviors Critical to Creating an Innovation Culture

Inspiring breakthrough innovation in business models and solutions is becoming critical for organizations’ existence, as startups through their innovation have been consistently disrupting large organizations globally.  To foster innovation, the key ingredient is creating an organizational culture that encourages innovation in all spheres.  Every organization, today, aspires to nurture a culture of innovation where employees […]

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Leadership 2.0: 6 Leadership Mindsets Defined

There isn’t one leadership approach that can guarantee success in every situation. Leadership necessitates an assortment of methodologies that leaders can use based on the circumstances—ranging from being self-centric to helping the humanity.  In order to develop effective teams, inculcate a sense of teamwork, and make a positive impact, leaders need to be aware of […]

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The Principles and Implementation of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

The pace of digital disruption is putting even large corporations at risk of closure.  Startups are using disruption to their benefit by embracing robust approaches and creating unique business models. This intense competition and disruption warrants organizations to keep evolving in order to thrive.  They can do this by creating cutting-edge systems and software, adopting […]

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10 Principles or Key Ingredients of a Thoughtful Customer Strategy

In these challenging times, it’s no longer enough to target a few, select purchasers and develop products for that clientele.  The key ingredient that most leaders overlook while serving their clients is a thoughtful and planned Customer Strategy. A robust Customer Strategy entails speaking the language of the customers, knowing how to anticipate their needs, […]

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What Are the Requisite Leadership Competencies (and Leadership Potentials) of an Effective Leader?

The use of behavioral competencies in appraising the skills and potential of leaders is a norm in organizations large and small.  The competency models are omnipresent owing to several reasons—a shared vocabulary to convey the expectations from people, a basis for Performance Management planning, and a means to express the parameters for career advancement.  However, […]

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Change Management: A Glimpse into the “Influence Model”

Business Transformation initiatives are complex undertakings that aren’t easy to manage.  In fact, data suggests most transformation efforts globally to have ended up in failure. That’s predominantly because organizations find it challenging to make their people accept change.  Most of the large-scale change initiatives are typically executed without focusing much on the human element—bolstering the people’s […]

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Brainstorming Redefined: 7 Steps to Questions-based Brainstorming

Creative ideas—such as Innovation, Process Improvement initiatives, or Growth Strategy opportunities—drive businesses.  It’s every executive’s dream to manage a team that is creative enough to come up with innovative ideas perpetually.  Traditional brainstorming is the conventional method utilized by teams to generate new ideas globally. The conventional brainstorming sessions, however, often falls short of generating […]

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A Quick Look at the Structured Approach to Industry Analysis

To succeed in a market or industry, organizations need to objectively analyze the underlying forces, attractiveness, and other success factors.  They often seek outsiders’ assistance to bring fresh perspective, insights, and recommendations.  The external contractors commence the engagement by carrying out a detailed industry analysis. The industry analysis facilitates in identifying potential opportunities, threats, and […]

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Are Your Leaders Cognizant of the 10 Principles of Strategic Leadership?

One of the major necessities of this information age involves developing leadership that is capable of guiding organizations through challenging times.  A vast majority of executives at most organizations are exceptional in handling routine operations; however, finding leaders proficient in transforming the ways of doing business and tackling unique problems is not easy. The paucity […]

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