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Supply chains and sourcing

Are Supply Chains And Sourcing Boring? Not When They Provide A Competitive Edge

By | Posted Jun 14, 2017

For decades after WWII, the military approach to supply chain management and sourcing served private industry perfectly well. Now, however, […]

What Facebook teaches us

What Facebook Teaches Us About Change

By | Posted May 31, 2017

AMA Quarterly had the opportunity to speak with Michael Hoefflinger, an executive-in-residence at XSeed Capital and former head of global business […]

Strong change orientation

Develop A Strong Change Orientation — And Avoid The Corporate “Tar Pits”

By | Posted May 19, 2017 | 2 Comments

For tens of thousands of years, oil seepage from the earth created craters of pitch in urban Los Angeles known […]

Avoiding technological growing pains

5 Strategies To Help Legacy Industries Avoid Technological Growing Pains

By | Posted May 15, 2017

In industries such as real estate, insurance, and banking, technological growing pains are very real. Companies in legacy industries often […]

Engage employees in change

How Best-Practice Organizations Engage Employees In Change

By | Posted May 5, 2017 | 2 Comments

Evergreen change management challenges, including the need to engage employees in change, continue to be top priorities for businesses in […]

Strategic business planning

Assembling The Right People For Strategic Business Planning

By | Posted Feb 23, 2017

As an organization works to establish its position and direction in the marketplace, the strategic business planning team takes on […]

hire veterans

Field Tested: Why Your Company Should Hire Veterans

By | Posted Nov 11, 2016

The military heavily invests time and money in training servicemembers. Consequently, many have received extensive (and expensive!) technical training and certifications. This represents a tremendous cost savings to civilian organizations that hire veterans.

Managing stress at work

This Is Why Leaders Need To Learn How To Delegate

By | Posted Nov 10, 2016

Troy Rice, Vistage Chair at Vistage Worldwide, reveals that many CEOs get caught up doing tasks rather than working on their businesses. That’s why just like anyone else, leaders need to learn how to delegate.

business relationships

Business Relationships: With A Slim Margin of Error, Why Take Chances?

By | Posted Nov 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

Leadership and management books are usually about strengthening the solid lines in complex organization charts. However, sometimes the best approach is not complex, but really simple and straightforward. Yet this simplicity can be very profound.

strategy and culture

Fuse Strategy And Culture For People-First Leadership

By | Posted Oct 17, 2016

In most cases, you need both the right strategy and a strong culture. However, if you recognize that culture can be a unique way of competing, you will discover that it may in fact be the essence and heart of the strategy.

bill gates reading list

The Bill Gates Reading List: 5 Books He Says Will Make You Smarter

By | Posted Sep 29, 2016

He may be the richest person in the world, but he still cracks the books to stay sharp. Have a look at the ultimate Bill Gates reading list to find out which 5 books he recommends to up your game—and why.

convince people to say yes

The Yeas Have It: 6 Ways To Convince People To Say Yes

By | Posted Sep 20, 2016

Want to get things done? You need to learn how to convince people to say yes. Watch as Robert Cialdini, author of Pre-Suasion, describes the most important factors for influencing people.

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