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How Vigilant Organizations Act Faster

How Vigilant Organizations Act Faster

The world of business is increasingly turbulent. And as the pace of technological change accelerates, organizations must learn to see signals sooner and -- importantly-- learn to act faster than rivals upon those insights. Charles Schwab did so when it became an early...

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How Vigilant Firms Orchestrate Financial Payoffs

How Vigilant Firms Orchestrate Financial Payoffs

In a study of 135 multinational firms over an eight-year period, vigilant organizations had 200% higher growth in market capitalization and were 33% more profitable than their vulnerable rivals.1 This field study built on an earlier Harvard Business Review assessment...

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Creating the Purpose-Driven Organization

Creating the Purpose-Driven Organization

A family member had an emergency and I spent a lot of time with him in the hospital.  The experience was not pleasant.  Most of our interactions with the doctors suggested a lack of caring.   They seemed stressed or withdrawn, and in one case, deeply abusive.  Given...

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Becoming a Purpose Driven Organization

Becoming a Purpose Driven Organization

The concept of a purpose-driven leader or a purpose-driven organization is not new.  But how to do it successfully has been elusive. This book presents a compelling economic argument for WHY you should become a purpose-driven organization NOW, and illustrates HOW to...

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How to Build Organizational Resilience

How to Build Organizational Resilience

Driven by exponential technological change and sociopolitical and economic uncertainty, the average lifespan of companies on the S&P Index is becoming shorter and more volatile. The pace of change is accelerating. Employers and workers are under immense stress to...

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Three Small Actions To Make Better Decisions

Three Small Actions To Make Better Decisions

Critical thinking and decision making skills frequently rank as the top attributes companies believe effective leaders should possess. And researchers at Bain & Company have found that decision effectiveness is 95 percent correlated with financial performance. At...

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Listen to Learn

Listen to Learn

By Alan Todd Proving the value of learning and development programs is important, but it’s no easy feat. According to data from LinkedIn’s 2017 Workplace Learning Report, 32 percent of learning executives believe demonstrating ROI is a top challenge for L&D, and...

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The Four Steps Of Strategic Persuasion

The Four Steps Of Strategic Persuasion

By Alan Todd and Dr. Mario Moussa Work relationships are becoming flatter, looser, wider, and faster. By 2020, flexible labor will represent 20 percent of the workforce, with work becoming more project-based. Nearly 50 percent of managers now spend half their work...

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A step change in leadership development

A step change in leadership development

By Kimo Kippen founder of Aloha Learning Advisors In the Tour de France, cyclists roll like human-powered trains around corners, up and down hills, and through roadside villages. Teams practice precise rotations in and out of the lead to block the wind, before...

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Making the Case for Custom Supply Chain Executive Education

Making the Case for Custom Supply Chain Executive Education

Under pressure to perform at unprecedented velocities in a tight labor market, more companies are exploring custom executive education options as a way to bring their supply chain leaders up to speed (and keep them there). By Bridget McCrea, Editor · July 13, 2018...

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