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Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Primer

Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is becoming increasingly crucial for organizations operating in a globalized market. This competency enables individuals to navigate and manage cross-cultural interactions effectively, transforming cultural diversity into a strategic organizational advantage. In this primer on CQ, we explore its core elements and the inherent benefits it offers to organizations, alongside a detailed examination […]

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Corporate Parenting Advantage Model (CPAM)

In today’s fast-paced business world, large corporations face a big challenge: how to effectively manage and improve their subsidiary companies. Each subsidiary is unique, with its own market demands and strategies, making it hard for parent companies to ensure they all perform well. This is where the Corporate Parenting Advantage Model (CPAM) comes in. CPAM […]

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Experience Economy

The concept of the “Experience Society” is a social and economic evolution where experiences, rather than goods or services, become the primary products of society.  This idea has been influenced by various theorists, including Alvin and Heidi Toffler. The Tofflers’ analysis of societal evolution lays the groundwork for understanding the shift to an experience-focused society.  […]

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Cultural Web Model

Organizations that do not define an organizational culture leave the door open for the culture to define itself—which is often fraught with dissatisfaction, toxicity, and misalignment. Corporate Culture, Organizational Culture, or Workplace Culture all share the same meaning.  The term represents the shared beliefs, values, attitudes, and behaviors that describe an organization and its employees. […]

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The Cynefin Framework

Decision Making in challenging situations isn’t easy.  The decision on how to approach and respond to a problem varies depending on the circumstances. Decisions necessitate a tailored approach, which should help avoid making a fatal decision with irreparable consequences. The Cynefin Framework is a model to assist in making effective decisions in dynamic contexts.  It […]

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The Viable System Model

Traditional organizational structures and management practices are characterized by a hierarchical model in which control and direction come from the top.  These structures and practices have become obsolete and cannot adapt in response to volatile market conditions.  Another issue with this traditional hierarchy is inadequate and sporadic communication between the various tiers of the organization. […]

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BU-driven Organizational Workforce Planning

HR leaders excel at Workforce Planning at the business unit level, but face obstacles when it comes to effectively integrating their insights. By understanding the complexities of how business unit input is incorporated into the creation and implementation of workforce plans, HR leaders can gain the ability to steer a unified and effective organization-wide Workforce […]

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7 Skills of Knowledge Work

Humans in this day and age operate in Knowledge Economies, where the ability to acquire and apply knowledge is crucial for personal and economic success. Acquisition and application of knowledge has 4 broad categories.  Each knowledge category represents a different aspect of knowledge: Know-what, Know-why, Know-who, Know-how. Knowledge work has become a crucial aspect of […]

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4 Archetypes of Self-awareness

Self-awareness is a critical component of personal growth and development, as it allows individuals to analyze their strengths, weaknesses, and values, as well as the manner in which these attributes affect the people around them. Self-awareness is a critical skill for effective Organizational Leadership.  Leaders who possess a high level of self-awareness are better equipped […]

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The Strategic CFO

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role has traditionally been a custodian of financial acumen, integrity and shareholder value—selecting indicators to measure organizational growth and ensuring value. Inflation, stricter regulations and governance requirements have caused the CFO position to exist in nearly every organization these days.  However, this wasn’t the case in the last quarter of […]

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Data Governance Strategy

Data Governance is imperative to create a data-centric, insight-driven organization.  Governance is now high on senior leadership’s priorities owing to huge public uproar over data privacy, data disclosures instigating harm to enterprises’ reputation, and stringent regulations. This warrants adopting a careful Data Governance Strategy; since in the absence of one, the huge data being piled […]

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Data Governance: Roles and Responsibilities

Data Governance is a set of practices that outline the roles and accountabilities related to data and support the organization’s Business Model by generating and consuming data.  It’s all about overseeing the accessibility, practicality, reliability and safety of enterprise data. Data Governance is guided by in-house data standards and guidelines to monitor data usage.  The […]

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