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The Secret to Unlocking Business Model Innovation (BMI)

Innovative technologies are sweeping away everything: organizations, work practices, offerings, hierarchies, and even business models.  Those days are long past when business models used to stay static for years to no end.  They are now under threat more so than anything else, since any technology-driven entrant can knock an established business model down in no […]

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What Makes a BoD a High Performance Board?

Financial downturns and intense competition has put a lot of strain over boards and directors to perform better.  The effectiveness of the board of directors varies from organization to organization. An accomplished chairman can make the board more constructive and practical by establishing high standards and helping members improve their participation. In 2013, McKinsey & […]

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For a Successful Market Entry, First We Must Remove Our Cognitive Biases

New market entry provides potential opportunities for organizations to grow.  But penetrating a market and establishing a new business is fraught with complications and failure.  Attempts at entering a new market often fail, in fact, research suggests that for every successful market entry about 4 fail.  The reasons for such high failure rates involve timing, […]

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Service 4.0: The 21st Century Business Toolkit to Innovation

New digital upstarts are threatening the bottom lines. Even growth prospects and traditional business models are now being threatened. Incumbents are receiving persistent demands from the market to innovate or be left behind. The service landscape is changing. Companies are now being caught in the midst of a changing service landscape that requires innovative shifts in […]

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Building Blocks of Behavioral Strategy: How to De-Bias Your Decision Making Process

While making critical decisions, not many strategists are conscious of the impact that cognitive biases have on business decisions.  These biases are part of human behavior, and can be referred to as “systematic human tendencies to deviate from rational calculations.” In strategic decision making, leaders need to recognize their own biases, as these biases influence […]

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Marketing 2.0: How to Build On-demand Marketing Capabilities

The Digital Era has brought on critical challenges for companies to meet new consumer demands for marketing.  Digital Marketing is undergoing transformation at an astounding rate.  There is a radical shift towards “on-demand” marketing, where marketing is becoming consistent, pertinent, and receptive to customers’ demands, delivering heightened experiences literally anywhere with ease of access along […]

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How Do You Establish a Strategic Management Office (SMO)?

Executing strategy the right way is not everyone’s business.  The reported failure rates for strategy execution stand at 60% to 90%.  A study of large organizations in eight industrialized countries by Bain and Company revealed that seven out of eight companies failed to achieve profitable growth from 1988 to 1998, and very few achieved their […]

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Conquering Competition by Storm: Master the 6 Core Skills of the Social Leader

Social Media has taken business with a strong hand of thunder. Companies are now recognizing Social Media as a disruptive force that gathers strength rather than attenuate. In fact, having a good grasp of Organizational Social Media Literacy has become a company’s source of competitive advantage. Social Media literacy is not yet an element of leadership […]

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Taking Innovative Steps to Problem Solving: The Flexons Approach

Do you find problem solving so mind breaking? That when we crack our heads to find solutions, we often end up with the same solution all over again? As Albert Einstein once said: We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. In this volatile and complicated time, the […]

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How Can You Experience Growth by Leaps and Bounds?

The most perfect union in today’s global world is the unlocking of the next wave of growth. Creativity and Data are driving growth by leaps and bounds. Companies who are harnessing Creativity and Data in tandem have achieved global competitiveness in the complex world of business. A good start is combining the power of human ingenuity […]

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The Omni-channel Retail Strategy for the Digital Age

There is no question that the Retail industry has been experiencing disruptive change. Traditional retailers can no longer survive in a Digital Age dominated by e-commerce.   Even a traditional physical stores having an e-commerce presence is not enough, with the rapid growth of Mobile and Social Media. As technologies and accessibility continue to improve, the 21st […]

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Evolve Your Organization to the Next Level (Using Maturity Models)

Maturity Models are powerful tools, commonly used by management consultants, to gauge the maturity of an organization in a number of disciplines or functions. They help pinpoint the specific areas of improvement in order to reach the next level of maturity. Most Maturity Models qualitatively assess people/culture, processes/structures, and objects/technology. Here are our Top 10 Maturity Model Frameworks (most […]

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