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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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Campbell Soup's Comprehensive Supply Chain Training Program

By Steve Banker Many companies send their employees to leading supply chain conferences. Yet outside the Logistics Service Provider industry, widespread training within a supply chain organization remains rare. But that is what Campbell Soup has done, they have put in...

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How Do You Accelerate the Long Cycle of Culture Change

Out With the Old, in With the New Culture change is a long, arduous process. Changing an existing culture is much more difficult than establishing a brand-new culture. Discarding the old values and behaviors, and instilling new ones is a hard task. Managers must...

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Three Key Factors for Supply Chain Transformation

In our recent webinar, 3 Themes That Will Impact Supply Chain Leaders Now and in the Future, we discussed how optimizing the supply chain promises many benefits. These benefits include reduced costs, improved efficiency, and better relationships with internal and...

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How to Create a Change Movement

As companies adapt to a rapidly changing business environment, with shifting players, products, services, and technology, many of them struggle to keep up. Advancement, or even maintenance, can be a challenge in an environment that requires flexibility, adaptability,...

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Why Do Strategic Plans Fail?

The best-laid plans of mice and men, often go awry. Almost every executive can point to an experience when a great idea for strategic change has been conceived, perfected, and rolled out, only to fail in the final measure. And the company pays the price, not only in...

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People Analytics and the Power of Data

  People analytics, the data analysis related to human resources within an organization, is becoming far more prevalent among forward-thinking companies. A recent study by Forbes1 showed that 69% of companies surveyed were in the process of integrating data to...

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Leadership Is A Movement, Not A Mandate

By Alan Todd We’re in a time of unprecedented change for companies, and that pace of change is only accelerating. In years past, it might take a Fortune 500 company 20 years to reach a $1 billion valuation. Today, valuations soar within months of launch. The average...

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3 Steps To Ignite The Passion Of Millennial Employees

By Alan Todd Millennials – that oft-discussed group of people born between the 1980s and early 2000s – now make up the majority of employees at large corporations, but they continue to bear the brunt of jokes about workplace communication and collaboration habits....

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70% of New Strategies Fail

Here’s how technology is helping executives unlock a step change in management I have a confession to make. In the early days of digital learning, I led a team that pioneered the development of the first enterprise learning management system. Like others, I saw the...

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CorpU Wins PACT Enterprise Award

CorpU CEO Alan Todd accepted CorpU's Emerging Technology award for CorpU's Strategy Activation platform at the 24th Annual Enterprise Awards presented by the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT). The awards honored 11 companies that have made...

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Reinventing a 2,000-Year-Old Management Strategy

The most important business strategy, dialogue, has withstood the test of time. The ancient Greeks knew that dialogos was the key to creating shared meaning. Management theorists from Senge to Ulrich understood that dialogue transforms corporate vision to...

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Strategy Activation: Defined

Until the 1960s, the word “strategy” belonged on the battlefield, not in the boardroom. In fact, Drucker mentioned strategy only once in The Practice of Management. It wasn’t until 1962, when Alfred Chandler (a former teacher at the U.S. Naval War College) wrote...

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The Death of the Town Hall Meeting

  Strategies not delivering results? Consider this. Town hall meetings and road shows are a staple of corporate culture. But in today’s workplace, their relevance is quickly fading. Learning science tells us that the town hall format (usually a one-way...

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Veteran Commercial Leader Joins CorpU Executive Team

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Feb 8, 2017) - CorpU, the strategy activation company, welcomes Spencer Forrest to its leadership team as Chief Commercial Officer. Previously a top commercial executive at the Corporate Executive Board, recently acquired by...

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Why the Inertia Around Business Change?

Why do some people, when faced with a mandatory hurricane evacuation, refuse to leave their homes? They might simply be, well, nuts. Or, according to Dr. Keith Ablow—a psychiatrist and frequent contributor to the New York Times— they may be experiencing something...

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