Category: Management

For Robt Brand

Is the world getting smaller, or are we seeing further?

Is the world getting smaller, or are we seeing further? Today we stand on the shoulders of giants in a rapidly changing world. In order to gain the competitive edge needed to stay relevant, it is imperative that businesses seek to disrupt their own business model before the competition does. Continue reading

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Innovation Choices

Most of us live in a consumer driven economy. That is, we have a number of alternatives or choices for any need. We can choose across different brands of gasoline, airlines, automobiles and many other offerings. We are familiar with, and comfortable with, alternatives and making choices. Except, it seems, when we are called on to innovate. Continue reading

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What Change Roles Are Missing?

I’m gearing up to write a new book and app on organizational change to complement a powerful new collaborative, visual change planning toolkit that will be incredibly useful for use in change programs, project and portfolio management, and even innovation, and so I’m canvasing the organizational change literature space (including change leadership, change management, and business transformation) and looking to identify: Continue reading

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A Game Plan for Corporate Innovation

I recently had some interactions with a company working to ramp up their innovation efforts. We had several discussions on different ways of approaching this and here you get some quick and dirty insights on how such an approach could look like. Continue reading

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Building and Retaining Competitive Talent

Two of the key business imperatives for any organization are 1. Build and retain competitive talent base and 2. Deliver extraordinary customer experience. Are these two business imperatives exclusive or they should co-exist? Continue reading

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How To Manage The Skills Gap

In the late 90’s McKinsey declared the war for talent and argued that, in a knowledge economy, having the right people is even more important than having the right strategy or technology.  Recruiting and retaining the ‘best and the brightest’ became a corporate mantra. Continue reading

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The Executive's Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions

When growth from incremental innovations and line extensions fails to help meet growth goals and strategic objectives, many executives turn to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to buy the required capabilities. M&A activity in 2013 exceeded 2 trillion dollars and 20,000 transactions, with more than half the value focused in North America, and the trend is… Continue reading

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