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What Separates Sustainability Leaders from Sustainability Laggards?

The Sustainability Performance of a firm can be viewed as a spectrum ranging from outstanding to inadequate. Firms rated as Sustainability Leaders are often proactive in addressing sustainability issues, exploring innovative solutions by mobilizing resources and actors interested in particular sustainability issues, and many times setting the sustainability agenda for their industry or geographic region. […]

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Finding It Hard to Manage a Stable Talent Pipeline? Get Help from These 6 Pillars of Talent Management

Enterprises worldwide face problems selecting, staffing, developing, compensating, motivating, and sustaining their key talent.  Building a sustainable Talent pipeline is quite strenuous even for large multinationals. Replicating best practices from somewhere and applying them alone isn’t sufficient for organizations to build a Talent pipeline and achieve Competitive Advantage.  This warrants overcoming arduous challenges associated with […]

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Is Your Organization Ready to Respond to VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) Threats?

VUCA relates to threats that people and enterprises often encounter.  The acronym reflects the constant, dramatically-transforming, and unpredictable world.  The concept originated in 1987, based on the theories of Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus.  The term was first used by U.S. Army War College to describe the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous general conditions globally. […]

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How to Differentiate Between General, Corporate, and Competitive Strategy?

Strategy and execution are the 2 critical elements that drive a business.  However, leaders often struggle even with defining—let alone devising and executing—an effective strategy.  Many of those who are responsible to deal with it fall short of describing how they typically employ it.  This failure takes its roots from the fact that there is no […]

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How Do We Answer the Fundamental Question of Strategy: Are We Doing the Right Things?

At its essence, management just seeks to answer 2 fundamental questions: Are we doing things right? Are we doing the right things? The first question is addressed through Operational Management. Operational Management frameworks include Total Quality Management (TQM), Six Sigma, Business Process Re-engineering (BPR), among numerous other Lean Six Sigma tools. The second is addressed […]

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Shareholder Value Traps: How to Avoid Them and Create Value for Your Organization

Changing industry ecosystems and competition today demand from the organizations to undergo strategic shifts.  The purpose of a company is undergoing Business Transformation from serving the interest of shareholders to serving all stakeholders that influence the organization. Shareholders are often considered the only stakeholders that invest in a business.  Senior management needs to be cognizant […]

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Digital Facilitation – Learn to Embrace the Future of Work Environments

In the wake of global pandemics when meeting face to face is not possible, it’s about facilitating workshops digitally, designing a formal agenda, and utilizing digital tools to ensure a productive virtual meeting.  Digital Collaboration Platforms have been pivotal in the current scenario. As a matter of fact, Digital Collaboration platforms have become a new […]

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A Robust Approach to Downturn Management and Transformation

Financial crisis, adverse supply shock, technological disruption, or natural hazards and disasters significantly affect global businesses.  Recessions caused by these global incidents and problems have serious outcomes on commodity prices, stock markets, economies, and even countries. A Downturn can be described as a contracted business cycle with a significant decline in economic activity across markets […]

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How Do We Create a Customer-centric Culture?

It’s the Age of the Customer. In this day and age, becoming a Customer-centric Organization is no longer just a differentiator–it is a necessity. Customers are now more demanding. Their expectations are higher. In fact, they expect companies to anticipate their needs. To truly become a Customer-centric Organization, we must adopt a Customer-centric Culture. Research […]

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Business Model Innovation: How to Create Scalable Business Models?

Scalability describes possible meaningful changes in magnitude or capacity.  In business terms, it’s the capability of a system to enhance productivity upon resource augmentation.  Scalability provides an organization the capabilities to develop compelling value propositions—that are hard to imitate by the rivals—and achieve profitable growth even in the wake of external threats, cut-throat competition, stringent […]

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Strategic Management Done Right: Set up a Strategic Management Office (SMO)

Most organizations struggle with Strategy execution. In fact, numerous studies from top consulting firms (including McKinsey, Bain, BCG) and Harvard Business Review have shown approximately 70% of strategies fail due to poor execution. Furthermore, organizations only realize about 60% of their strategies’ value. Having a Strategic Management Office–i.e. SMO–may improve your chances of success. The […]

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Future Sustainability-based Organizations Will Deliver Value across 3 Fronts – Social, Environmental and Financial

Corporate Sustainability is a matured approach towards doing business by meeting the needs of the customers without compromising the opportunity for future generations to enjoy natural resources. Rapid population growth, economic growth, the consumption of natural resources, and commercial activities have caused unintended negative social, environmental, and economic consequences. Researchers have agreed that sustainable development is […]

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