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What Are the 3 Obstacles to Overcome while Selecting Senior Executives?

Mediocre people occupying senior Leadership positions is one of the chief reasons for the fiasco and humiliation that organizations like Enron and WorldCom faced.  The practice of recruiting average people at the top is omnipresent and often goes unnoticed until the results begin to surface, which is typically too late for any intervention. Smart people […]

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Digital Transformation: 2 Distinct Approaches to Talent Management

Traditional Talent Management practices fail to meet the high-potential talent requirements imperative to compete in the digital world today.  In fact, they disappoint the key talent available in the market. A 2016 Digital Business research by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte on 3700+ executives reveals attracting and retaining talent as the most pressing concern […]

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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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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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4 Key Ingredients of Transforming Your Organization From A Product-based Business To Platform Business Model

Transformation from a product-based model to a platform model is a dream for many executives.  More and more product companies are now shifting into a platform model.  The drive behind such a shift is the huge success of platform companies—e.g., Amazon, Google, and Apple.  These organizations started out as a retailer, search engine, and iPod […]

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Want to Evolve into the Next-Generation Learning Organization? Adopt These 5 Core Pillars

Transformation of an organization into a Next-generation Learning Organization (NLO) is a challenging endeavor.  The main hurdles include convoluted hierarchies, bureaucratic red tape, delayed decision making, and complicated organizational systems and processes. To develop a learning organization, leadership needs to trim down bureaucracy and complexities.  They should make the best use of technology to gather […]

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Smart Organizational Design Approach vs. Traditional Organization Design Approaches

Business environment has transformed drastically from what it was a century ago.  It has become immensely challenging due to competition, disruptive technologies, laws, and globalization.  These challenges warrant better performance to address customer needs and to survive—and outpace—intense competition.  Consequently, organizations have become complex. The work that individuals perform in an organization has also shifted […]

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4 Organizational Design (OD) Elements Critical to Yield the Desired Organizational Behaviors

Inculcating productive workforce behaviors is of utmost significance in Business Transformation, successful Strategy Execution, and Performance Improvement.  However, making people embrace productive behaviors involves a concerted effort across the organization. The realization of Transformation, Strategy, and Performance improvement goals can become a reality by developing a thorough understanding of the 4 components of Organizational Behavior.  […]

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Strategy Classics: Porter’s Value Chain

The Value Chain concept, first described by Dr. Michael Porter in 1985, is a series of actions that a firm—in a specific industry—accomplishes to produce a valuable product or service for the market.  The value chain notion visualizes the process view of an organization, perceiving a manufacturing or service organization as a system comprised of […]

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4 Leadership Mindsets Imperative to Win in the New Economy

Technology, Internet, growth, and globalization have metamorphosed the way we work, play, and live.  They have even changed the fundamental laws of economics.  We are living in an economy that is quite different from the old manufacturing-based economy of the 1980s.  Fewer people are now employed in the manufacturing sector, who are anxious about the […]

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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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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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