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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 time they spend on […]

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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 practices, these are not enough. Human Dynamics has come to fore in today’s highly […]

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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 should also be Board Excellence. Today, the demand has ceased to be […]

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Uncovering the Personality and Psychology of Successful Leaders

Appraising the potential of executives to reach the top is a tedious task for HR professionals as well as the top management.  The characteristics and competence of leaders isn’t something etched in stone.  It is a matter of great interest for organizations to identify the attributes that make their managers and senior managers successful. To […]

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5 Imperatives for Developing a Digital Factory Culture

Digitization helps boost revenue, enhance customer loyalty, and reduce costs.  Top digital companies not only improve customer journeys, they consistently revisit and streamline them.  A rigorous approach to Digital Transformation, referred to as the “Digital Factory,” demands a collaborative culture, agility, and controlled risk-taking. A Digital Factory integrates the capabilities, processes, and inputs to yield […]

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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 Boards are reluctant to cross the line between governance and management. The level […]

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Do You Know How To Utilize Insights From Human Psychology in Managing Change? 

Transformation programs targeted towards boosting organizational performance have been prevalent for quite a while now.  But, such initiatives aren’t easy to manage.  The foremost challenge for the senior leadership is to motivate people to modify their behaviors and practices. For the transformation to be successful, it is critical for the top management to establish the […]

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The 4 Tactics our Board Should Adopt for a Long-term, Strategic Mindset

When things go wrong on a grand scale, often we direct our attention to the role of the Board. Debate exudes and often gets heated up and intensifies. This often happens when the Board spends more time looking in the rearview mirror and not enough scanning the road ahead. When this happens, governance suffers. Often, […]

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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 dramatic difference between how directors allocate their time among boardroom activities and […]

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Finding Corporate Philanthropy a Challenge? Let This Primer Guide You

“To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.” Aristotle Corporations can be a source of grant funding. Corporations and local businesses […]

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How to Achieve GREATER VALUE in M&A? Do the Fundamentals of Post-merger Integration

Going into a Merger and Acquisition (M&A) is never an easy task. The process of M&A is like trying to complete a large puzzle when your right hand and your left hand have never worked together. In fact, Mergers and Acquisitions revolve around a plethora of moving parts. Going into this direction can be complicated. […]

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OK, the Merger’s Done. How Do We Secure the Promised Revenue Synergies?

Stiff market competition, expansion into new territories, product portfolio extension, and gaining new capabilities are the prime reasons why more and more organizations are seriously looking into the prospects of—and carrying out—Mergers and Acquisitions.  However, only a few M&As achieve their desired revenue objectives. Revenue Synergies are a decisive factor in closing such deals.  However, […]

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